Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Energy-efficiency is high on the agenda to reach the climate goals and the lighting industry has a part to play. Lighting accounts for up to 15 per cent of global electricity consumption and by using the latest smart lighting solutions, we can potentially reduce energy consumption by up to 90 per cent.
With our footprint, we know that in average 88 per cent of the lifetime GHG emissions of our luminaries comes from the use phase. That is why we put a lot of effort in contributing with new technology and knowledge to help our customers optimise the use of the luminaires. We also are a Group with essential knowledge when it comes to production. We are constantly developing our products to minimise resource consumption and waste as well as using recycled or renewable material.
Our sustainability agenda ‘Positive change for better living’ is an integrated part of our business strategy and our daily operations. It also defines our four focus areas with long-term ambitions and defined activities. The four focus areas are:
We are acting and working determinedly to contribute to the Global Goals within the UN Agenda 2030 and we have made ambitious commitments to reach the 1.5 degree target from the Paris Agreement and to be a net-zero organisation by no later than 2045.
We work inclusively with respect for each other and raise issues concerning diversity and differences to help us to develop and grow our business. Our Code of Conduct applies for all of our brands and companies.
We maintain a holistic and responsible perspective throughout the entire value chain. Our priority is the safety of the people who come into contact with our operations. We leverage the latest innovations to reduce our environmental impact and minimise waste.
Our experience and knowledge drive our innovative approach to create circular lighting solutions for a better environment and a brighter future. We also offer various reuse solutions and business models when it comes to managing existing products.
We are knowledge leaders in sustainable lighting solutions, with extensive expertise in all relevant areas. Transparency and reliability contribute to our high integrity and credibility in the eyes of the business environment. Collaboration and partnerships are crucial.
The near and long-term goals of our sustainability initiatives are:
The Group continuously sets new goals and develops existing goals by breaking them down into local activities and initiatives. This is important for keeping our sustainability efforts relevant.
Our sustainability agenda coordinates our work in ensuring that we are a successful and sustainable Group that contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the EU’s Green Deal and the Paris Agreement.
From the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we have identified two where Fagerhult Group can have the most impact as well as the greatest opportunity to make a positive contribution.
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
To ensure that we are a successful and sustainable Group that contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the EU’s Green Deal and the Paris Agreement we have developed climate goals validated by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means that we will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions according to the 1.5 degree target from the Paris Agreement and become net-zero by 2045. Our targets were validated by SBTi during 2023.
As part of our commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices, we have embedded the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact into strategies and operations, and committed to respecting human and labour rights, safeguarding the environment, and working against corruption in all its forms.
Our global presence demands that our employees and business partners take responsibility – for themselves and others. We have created a set of rules, our Code of Conduct. Everyone in our Group is obligated to follow it.
We also pass the code on to our business partners and expect them to adopt the Code of Conduct and follow it themselves. In 2021, we conducted a group wide code of conduct training. This will be repeated every second year.
Fagerhult Group encourages an environment in which concerns can be raised regarding actual or perceived violations of our Code of Conduct. Our whistleblower platform provides a means for employees, as well as the general public, to raise issues of concern confidentially with an independent third-party service. The platform allows you to report any suspicions of misconduct affecting our people, our organization, the society or the environment.
WE-EF has launched a new generation of luminaires that is geared towards sustainability and offers its users connectivity and future-proofing, for example through “Wild-Light” technology.
The wooden housed luminaire, Kvisten, is built from 77 percent recycled or renewable materials. For example the reflectors are made from old, recycled television sets.
Following an assessment process based on international sustainability standards, the leading corporate sustainability ratings company EcoVadis has awarded iGuzzini its Gold Medal.
We have chosen to include our Sustainability Report in our Annual Report as an integrated part of our daily business. From 2020 we also include the full GRI appendix in the Annual Report.
The report is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. The Sustainability Report has been subjected to a limited assurance review by a third party, KPMG.