As it is important for our future and that of our planet, Schréder continues to reduce the environmental impact of its operations, while helping customers to do the same.
As a manufacturing company, we know that our operations have an impact on the environment. We use the planet’s resources in our operations and distribution activities. Furthermore, our products consume electricity during their lifetime, which despite the technological advances of LED technology, still represents 97% of our total environmental impact according to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol.
Our Together for Our Planet strategy was built to make a positive contribution to achieving the UN's SDGs 7, 9, 12 and 13.
Take action on climate change by reducing our own and our customers’ carbon footprint
|reduction in company emissions in compared to 2018 baseline
|reduction in company emissions was achieved
|achieve emission reduction targets with Science Based Targets initiative
Build a circular economy
|new products obtain 4 stars for Circle Light Label
|new products scored 4 stars for Circle Light Label
|lighting solutions sold are circular
We are committed to playing a key role in protecting the environment by reducing the impact of our manufacturing activities, products and services.
For 2022, we had set ourselves the target of reducing our company carbon footprint by 20% (compared to 2018).We actually surpassed our target and reduced our carbon footprint by 33% to 6.8 tCO₂e/Mlum (122,337 tCO₂e for 17,991 Mlum).
Over the coming years, we intend to go much further and have committed to set near-term company-wide emission reductions with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) from 2023.
In our operations, we will take actions to reduce:
- our consumption of raw materials by reviewing our product design to increase material efficiency;
- the impact of our energy consumption by shifting, wherever possible, our factories to green energy and by investing in technologies that enable energy savings;
- the impact of our logistics operations through flow optimisation;
- our employee mobility impact by limiting business travel and integrating greener mobility solutions for employees.
We are constantly developing new technologies to reduce the energy consumption of our lighting solutions to a minimum (the latest generation LEDs, optimised optics, solar solutions…). Today, almost 100% of our luminaire sales are with LED technology.
We are also continually working on our Schréder EXEDRA platform to deliver adaptive and connected lighting that maximise energy savings without compromising on safety. By installing energy-efficient luminaires, controlled by Schréder EXEDRA, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 80%.
Product Environmental Profile
A Product Environmental Profile (PEP) is available on request for all our road and decorative luminaires to provide credible and transparent information on their environmental impact.
Developed in collaboration with an independent agency (in accordance with the principles of ISO 14040: 2006 and EN 15804:2012 + A2:2019), the PEP summarises the Life Cycle Assessment of the luminaire by examining its environmental impact throughout its life cycle, from raw material extraction to end-of-life.
In 2020, as part of our on-going mission to develop products with the lowest possible environmental impact, and in the absence of independent standards, we carefully analysed the potential circularity of luminaires to introduce a “circular lighting” product label.
This Circle Light Label assesses the luminaire circularity based on twelve objective criteria. It takes into account performance, maintenance, refurbishment, disassembly and recycling potential.
For 2022, our goal was for 80% of our new products to score 4 stars (the most) for the Circle Light Label. In 2022, 90% of our new products obtained 4 stars.
In 2023, we will introduce new rating categories and update our scoring system so that our luminaires are assessed against even stricter standards and continue to look for international standards that our process could meet.