SCHREDER - Sustainability Report 2023


 Waste Although waste management represents a relatively minor proportion of our GHG emissions - about 1% of other Scope 3 emissions - proper waste management must be at the heart of all industrial organisations’ processes as part of UN SDG target 12.5. At Schréder, we have long been committed to the principles of the circular economy, and accordingly aim to minimise our production waste, before recycling unavoidable waste. Thanks to our continuous efforts, 92% of our non-hazardous waste was collected for recycling in 2023, 5% more than in 2022 (87%).

Reinforcing our Commitment to Beat Plastic Pollution Reducing plastic waste has always been a top priority of our Together For Our Future programme. From the outset we have committed to banning single-use plastic drinks bottles, plastic cups and plastic cutlery in all our offices and factories worldwide. In 2023, on World Environment Day, we reiterated this commitment to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Our actions to reduce plastic waste also include: • Introducing bioplastics • Increasing the use of reusable packaging within our supply chain • Eliminating plastic from our packaging wherever possible


Non-Hazardous Waste

Non-Hazardous Waste

In Europe, lighting products are considered Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment 5 (Directive 2012/19/EU), one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. With this in mind, we encourage the recycling of our products to prevent them from ending up in landfills. Each Schréder company has a regional partner to manage the collection, storage, transport and end-of-life treatment of lighting products, in accordance with the law and local regulations. These partnerships ensure that the luminaire components are recovered to close the material loop. A great example is the process in our UK business. We have a partnership with Recolight, the leading WEEE compliance scheme for the country’s lighting industry, to ensure the proper handling of luminaires that have been removed from service. Recolight is committed to the principles of the circular economy and goes beyond simply recycling. Recolight provides support and services to help its members in the lighting industry make the transition to a circular economy. Re-Use Service, workshops, webinars, Circular Lighting Report and Circular Lighting Live are just a few examples of the processes they offer to their customers.

In 2023, Recolight managed the disposal of 11 tonnes of luminaire waste (WEEE) collected from Schréder’s installation sites. This waste did not end up in landfills but became a part of environmental preservation programmes.





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12.2 - By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

(5) Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE): waste-electrical-and-electronic-equipment-weee_en


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