Middle Atlantic Awarded GreenCircle Certification

Accreditation Highlights Company's Commitment to Eco-conscious Growth

FAIRFIELD, N.J. -- April 21, 2016 -- Middle Atlantic Products has furthered its efforts to lead the way in sustainable manufacturing by recently attaining GreenCircle Certification (GreenCircle Certified, LLC) for Waste Diversion from Landfill for its manufacturing facility in Fairfield, New Jersey. Sustainability has been a critical focus for the organization since its inception in 1979, and that commitment has taken on new meaning with continuous improvement efforts towards zero waste while growing and expanding operations.


"Middle Atlantic has a rich history of environmental responsibility, driven by the aggressive sustainability standards we've set for ourselves," said Mike Baker, president of Middle Atlantic Products. "Every employee is committed to continuously improving our sustainability practices as we grow our business to better serve our customers. Managing our manufacturing processes to result in such little waste is an incredible accomplishment, and I'm proud of how hard our team has worked to reach this milestone. We'll keep pushing until we're at completely zero waste."

In specific terms, the certification has verified that Middle Atlantic's Fairfield, New Jersey, manufacturing facility diverts 96 percent of non-hazardous and hazardous materials from landfill. The ability to divert waste comes from environmentally conscious processes spanning product inception to manufacturing to delivery. Middle Atlantic remains committed to reusing material, sourcing sustainable parts, and recycling. Proud to manufacture its solutions in the United States, Middle Atlantic is dedicated to evolving its role as a leading corporate advocate for sustainable business practices and will be launching several more environmental initiatives in the near future.

Additional details on GreenCircle Certification are available at www.greencirclecertified.com. Information and statistics on Middle Atlantic's commitments to sustainability can be found here.

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since Legrand acquired it in 2011.

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About GreenCircle Certified, LLC
GreenCircle Certified, LLC was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after many misleading or unsubstantiated sustainability claims were encountered in the green marketplace. GreenCircle's rigorous evaluation process provides trusted transparency that a manufacturer's product claims are authentic. In today's discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence.

The certifications offered by GreenCircle include: Certified Energy Savings, Carbon Footprint Reduction, Certified Environmental Facts (Multi-Attribute), Closed Loop Products, Life Cycle Assessment Optimized, Renewable Resource Content, Recyclable Material, Recycled Content, Renewable Energy Use, Sustainable Manufacturing Processes, Supply Chain Auditing Services, HPD Verification-Pilot, Waste Diversion from Landfill, and GreenScreen LEED v4 Compliance certification.

About Legrand
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $6 billion in 2014. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Quiktron, Vantage, Watt Stopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). More information is available at www.legrand.com.

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