We are already advising our customers on how to design the most energy-efficient luminaires by the means of our expert knowledge about optical lighting solutions. Additionally, a new guidance tool for customers on how to develop the most sustainable solutions is in the making.
Ongoing hunt for sustainable materials
A major and direct contributor to our carbon footprint is the materials used for components, where we experience an increasing interest in green materials among lighting manufacturers.
“We are constantly on the outlook for green materials that can either replace or complement our product portfolio. But the maturity level for green materials among our suppliers is very different depending on geography,” tells Dorthe Hillerup Vedsted.
In general, she experiences that European suppliers are very focused on sustainable materials whereas Asian suppliers are lagging behind.
Re-/upcycling of used luminaires is another activity that we are investigating; thus, we have recently entered into a cooperation with THE UPCYCL who upcycles waste materials to new products.
Mapping of own CO2 emissions
Our own carbon footprint is limited to electricity, heating and supplies for running an administration. The water consumption is limited and not related to the production. Therefore, our main focus is currently on phasing out the use of fossil fuels and convert to green power.
“We are investigating the possibility of introducing heat pumps and convert to green power in our facility. Heat pumps are to a large extend wind driven,” tells Dorthe Hillerup Vedsted who expects to finalize this project in autumn 2021.
The implementation of our sustainability strategy is an on-going and long-term project, but along the way we will share smaller and larger gains, so more to come.
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Director, Dorthe Hillerup Vedsted