Schréder - Sustainability Report 2022


Advantages of adaptive and connected light Public street light providers (mainly hardware providers) are moving into the smart city business, departing from the traditional lampposts and luminaires. They are now adding new services by offering luminaire controllers using IoT technology (network-as-a-service), complemented by the licensing of software and central management platforms that enable the remote control of public lighting, under a software-as-a-service business model, that may quickly evolve into a platform-as-a-service business model (as more IoT devices are connected to such platforms). This landmark development in the public lighting industry opens up new opportunities to replace older HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps with more advanced and energy efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps, providing a quick return on investment (as this replacement can generate up to 50% energy savings initially). In addition, city managers can now remotely adjust public lighting and set different dimming profiles according to their specific needs (e.g. depending on traffic and movement or weather conditions), achieving further energy savings that can be as high as 80%.

Product Environmental Profile To provide our customers with credible and transparent information on the environmental impact of our road and decorative luminaire ranges, we introduced the PEP (Product Environmental Profile). 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. The PEP is available on request to all customers to help them prove compliance with regulations and reassure the community of their commitment to minimising their environmental footprint.

1.2. Our products The greatest environmental impact of a luminaire is the amount of energy consumed over its lifetime. Replacing old installations with new technologies that are more energy efficient therefore has a significant positive impact on the environment. At Schréder, we are constantly developing new technologies to reduce energy consumption to a minimum (LED technology, optimised optics, control solutions, solar solutions...). Over time, the energy consumption of our products has been significantly reduced. Today, almost 100% of our sales of luminaires are LED luminaires. The total greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the use of the products we sell, depend on several factors. Firstly, they depend on the energy consumption of the product over its entire lifetime, and they also depend on the location of the installation, as the emission factor of electricity varies from country to country. The area where we have an important leverage is the energy consumption of our products. Our engineers and electronics suppliers are working hard to improve product efficiency as far as technology allows and to develop adaptive and connected lighting solutions to optimise product use and maximise energy savings. The calculation of the greenhouse gas emissions of our products in the use phase is currently being validated, and reduction targets will be set as part of our SBTi target setting process.


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