In 2020, we embarked on a journey to map and identify how we can contribute to reducing the CO2 emissions related to optical lighting solutions.
“We didn’t make this decision because we are philanthropists but because we believe it’s sane business to take a sustainable approach to our way of doing business,” says Dorthe Hillerup Vedsted, Director at Ingemann Components.
In cooperation with the consultancy company Viegand Maagøe, we mapped our direct and indirect impacts on the environment. It quickly became clear that around 75% of the CO2 footprint comes from the use phase of the luminaires. An area that we can only affect indirectly, but none the less, we have an ambitious goal of reducing the CO2 emission related to the use phase by 80%.
“We intend to reach this goal by supplying CO2 calculation data to our customers to increase awareness of the long-term effects of products. For example, we have developed a CO2 Calculator to help lighting manufacturers make the most sustainable energy and material choices ,” explains Dorthe Hillerup Vedsted.
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.