SCHREDER - Sustainability Report 2023


2. Circular Design

Many of the lighting solutions we installed in the 1970s are still working and we are very proud of this. As part of our on-going mission to develop products with the lowest possible environmental impact, we decided to integrate circularity concepts into the design of our luminaires. Circle Light Label By making our products more sustainable and helping our customers choose wisely, we can create a better future together. When designing products, we take important ecological factors into account from the outset. Circular design principles ensure easy serviceability, upgradability, parts recovery and refurbishment and, ultimately, recycling. Eco- design and circular design are not just a trend, they are a necessity in today’s world. By applying these principles from the earliest stages of product development, we can make a significant contribution to conserving resources and mitigating climate change. Eco-design and circular design mean going beyond simply designing a product for a specific use, but rather creating a product that will be used for as long as possible and with multiple lives.

As a global lighting manufacturer, we are a member of various standardisation bodies related to LED luminaires, light engines, modules and sensing/communication modules. As there is currently no standard certification for circular economy compliance in the lighting industry, we decided to create one internally. In 2009, we launched the Green Light Label as part of our sustainable development goals. In 2019, we updated the label to reflect new sustainability needs and circularity criteria. The Circle Light Label challenges our development teams to integrate circular economy principles into product design. In 2023, our R&D teams achieved a great performance with 100% of new product releases achieving the highest score of 4 stars. There are more and more circularity requirements coming from diverse markets. The EU Green Deal encourages the manufacture of more sustainable products, including a high proportion of recycled materials, easy serviceability and standardised solutions that we build into our products. Assessing the sustainability impact of our luminaires is important, because our customers want transparent information to make informed, sustainable choices.

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