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Legrand launches foundation to combat electricity poverty


March 17, 2014
By Anthony Capkun

March 17, 2014 – Legrand today announced the launch of the Legrand Foundation: a registered non-profit organization that aims to combat exclusion related to a “loss of independence and electricity poverty” while promoting education and employment in the electrical sector.

“The Legrand Foundation represents an initiative that fits perfectly with our responsibility as a company,” said Gilles Schnepp, Legrand Group chair and CEO, and foundation chair. “We wish to contribute to sustainably reducing energy inequality, and to play a driving role for the electrical sector as a whole.”

The foundation is already committed to several initiatives, such as the “Growing old happily at home” project (a pilot scheme intended to support social housing authorities in the field of loss of independence) or the “Impact” program, which is designed to support social entrepreneurs with projects in the field of energy efficiency.