Legrand Joins GEMI

Dec 15, 2010, 11:06 ET from Global Environmental Management Initiative

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) announced today the addition of its newest member company, Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures.

"We are pleased to welcome Legrand," said GEMI Chair, Moe Bechard, Vice President, Global Environment Health and Safety, Diversey, Inc., "GEMI is an organization that through innovative partnerships and collaborations, helps its members achieve their environmental, health and safety and sustainability goals.  We look forward to Legrand's membership, and are confident that their participation in GEMI will be an asset to the organization as a whole."

Legrand will be represented by: Susan Rochford, Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy; Phil LeRoux, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources; Jim Pilon, Vice President, Operations, Electrical Wiring Systems; and, Larry Richards, Director of Quality, Electrical Wiring Systems Division.

“We believe that membership and active participation in GEMI will directly contribute to our company’s efforts to achieve excellence in environmental, health and safety practices,” said Susan Rochford, Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy, Legrand.  “We look forward to engaging on a peer-to-peer basis with other companies that are committed to sustainability in their business operations, the marketplace and the communities in which they reside,” Rochford added.

GEMI Membership Chair, Lindell Sneed, Manager, Environmental Programs, Abbott, concluded, "On behalf of GEMI, I would like to welcome Legrand to GEMI. We look forward to combining the knowledge and expertise of Legrand with that of our other leading member companies, as we continue to develop environmental sustainability solution tools to improve businesses environmental and sustainability practices."

GEMI members include: 3M; Abbott; Biogen Idec; BNSF Railway Company; Carnival Corporation & plc; ConAgra Foods; ConocoPhillips; CSX Transportation; Diversey, Inc.; Duke Energy; DuPont; Eastman Kodak Company; Ecolab, Inc.; FedEx; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Kraft Foods Inc.; Legrand; MedImmune; Merck & Company, Inc.; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Perdue Incorporated.; The Procter & Gamble Company; The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; Southern Company; and, Union Pacific Railroad.

For more information about GEMI please visit GEMI's website at www.gemi.org.

For More Information Contact:

Amy Goldman, GEMI: 202-296-7449  

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