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December 22, 2016 CT Green Guide

W. Hartford’s Legrand targets emissions

West Hartford-based electrical and building systems manufacturer Legrand has joined more than 200 large companies pledging to set greenhouse-gas emissions reduction targets that align with ambitious goals set during the United Nations’ climate convention in late 2015.

Legrand has signed a commitment letter to join “Science Based Targets,” a program jointly run by UN Global Compact, CDP, World Resources Institute and the World Wildlife Fund.

Companies that sign commitment letters have 24 months to establish a science-based reduction target, which are reviewed and approved by a team of experts.

The program’s targets align with the Paris agreement, which aims to limit global temperature change to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

Thus far, 32 companies have approved targets, including Nowalk-based Diageo, while another 172 companies have signed commitment letters, including Xerox, also based in Norwalk. A list can be viewed here.

"As a manufacturer, we are acutely aware that energy efficiency is crucial to maintaining economic competitiveness and reducing carbon emissions," John Selldorff, CEO of Legrand North and Central America, said in a statement. "We're proud to support the Science Based Targets program and we will be working toward achieving specific and practicable carbon reduction targets while encouraging our government and other businesses to keep pace."

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