02/28/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/29/2020 03:46
On Sunday March 1st,2020, Legrand published its 2019 gender equality index. This year, the Group scored 91 points out of 100: a six-point progress by comparison with 2018 (85 points out of 100). The publication of this index is compulsory in the framework of the French law of 5 September 2018 and the ensuing application decree published on 8 January 2019 aiming to eliminate pay gaps between men and women in business. This law introduces an obligation of performance instead of merely an obligation of diligence.
Each company's score is calculated based on the following 5 criteria:
Legrand's score is the fruit of a long-standing commitment to workplace gender equality, which has been enshrined in its CSR roadmaps and reflected in company agreements. The Group has particularly improved its scores in the following criteria: closing the gender pay gap (+1 point), and the number of members of the under-represented gender among the 10 highest salaries (+5 points). This confirms the efforts made by Legrand for greater equality and to offer the same opportunities for all.