How to go net zero: A lighting manufacturer’s guide
A Recolight webinar held on 27 May 2021
How can the lighting industry become Carbon Zero?
Signify and Sky have done it. Recolight is working on it. Dave Hollingsbee of Stoane Lighting has set up the ReNew programme and is helping start the GreenLight Alliance initiative. Others are planning it. So what must a lighting company do to become carbon zero?
“Achieving net zero is a challenge and doesn’t happen overnight, which is why it’s important to begin to take the first baby steps now. This webinar is a great baby step” Ray Molony
“Sharing what we have learned so far on our Net Zero journey might be a small but helpful step aiding others with similar intentions.” Dave Hollingsbee
Our panel shared their experiences of the net zero journey.
Ray Molony, of Build Back Better Awards introduced and chaired the event
We heard from:
- Net Zero 2030 Supply Chain
Bill Skeates, Senior Sustainability & Compliance Manager for Sky
- Signify’s journey to carbon neutrality – a decade of climate action
How did the biggest lighting company in the world achieve carbon neutrality?
Maurice Loosschilder, Head of Sustainability Strategy & Reporting at Signify
- Carbon, The Circular Economy & Heading for Zero
Dave Hollingsbee, Managing Director, Stoane Lighting
The event closed with a Q & A session chaired by Ray and joined by Nigel Harvey of Recolight.
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Ray MolonyHead of content for Build Back Better Award
Ray is an award-winning technical journalist and a highly experienced event organiser, chairperson, webinar host and public speaker.
He contributes regularly to websites, magazines and corporate websites.
Ray is head of content for Build Back Better Awards; an exciting new initiative to champion and celebrate innovation in the built environment.
Ray was one of the co-founders of Revo Media Partners back in 2010, and its managing director. Brands included the highly successful LuxLive exhibition, Lux magazine, Lux Review, the Lux Awards, Lighting magazine, the Lighting Design Awards, LuxLive Middle East and Lightspace California.
Nigel HarveyChief Executive at Recolight
Nigel Harvey joined Recolight as Chief Executive and Company Secretary in 2009. Since he took the helm, Recolight has tripled its producer membership and has now recycled over 1/3 billion waste lamps. A passionate environmentalist, Nigel is very active in both the lighting and WEEE sectors:
• Chair of the UK’s WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) trade association, the WEEE Scheme Forum (WSF) since 2011, and a director of WSF Ltd since 2013.
• Nominated as a PCS guest to attend meetings of the Joint Trade Association (JTA) which works with producer trade associations including the LIA, to obtain a fair UK WEEE system.
• Founder director of EucoLight, the European Trade Association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, and was EucoLight Vice President 2017 – 2019.
• Member of the BSI committee that reviews WEEE standards.
• Instrumental in drawing attention to the scale of non-compliant product sold through online marketplaces.
Nigel has published over 80 articles on both WEEE and lighting over the last five years. He was voted Lux Magazine’s first ever Person of the Year in 2012 and has been named as one the UK’s 100 most influential people in the waste/resources industry every year for the last six years.
Maurice LoosschilderHead of Sustainability Strategy & Reporting at Signify
Maurice Loosschilder is the Global Head of Sustainability Strategy and Reporting at Signify. His team has been driving the carbon neutral program and achieved the carbon neutral status for Signify.
In 2016, Maurice developed and launched Signify’s ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’ and more recently, in September 2020 Signify launched its new program Brighter Lives, Better World 2025. These are strong sustainability programs with ambitious commitments to improve Signify’s positive impact on the environment and society. He is responsible for the execution of these programs and for internal and external reporting on the progress.
Prior to his current role, Maurice held the position of Director Collection and Recycling and international WEEE board member and several roles in pricing and IT program management.
Maurice graduated Cum Laude from the Technical University of Eindhoven and holds a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and started working for Philips Lighting/Signify in 2007.
Dave HollingsbeeManaging Director, Stoane Lighting
Dave has been Managing Director of Stoane Lighting since 2012. A designer by training, his fascination with making things led him to Stoane Lighting in 1999 where he quickly grew experience in all corners of the business, assisting its growth to the company it is today. Dave is still heavily involved in projects both at home and around the world, contributing to the ever changing design requirements of their luminaires. Most recently he has been working on Stoane Lighting’s B Corp certification and their push towards adopting the Circular Economy, including setting up the ReNew programme and helping start the GreenLight Alliance initiative.
William SkeatesSenior Sustainability & Compliance Manager for Sky
William Skeates is a Sustainability and compliance professional with 20 years experience across industry and the public sector. At the forefront of environmental legislative development leading European policy decision making on circular economy, resource efficiency and modern slavery. Excellent managerial skills empowering expert teams to influence the latest trends in waste to resources, energy management and product chemical compliance. Excellent track record in lifting Companies up to be the benchmark for their industry in sustainability. Leading experience in supply chain management.
• Industry Expert for CEN/CENELEC on non-energy requirements for Eco-design 2017
• Chair of the Complex Set Top Box Voluntary Agreement 2016
• Chair for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard on Set top boxes 2016
• Industrial Doctorate External Examiner 2015
• Represented Samsung at BusinessEurope trade association Environment Meetings
• Invited by United Nations (UNEP) to contribute to CSR development 2013
• Voted in as Chair of the Resource Efficiency Cluster group for DigitalEurope 2012
• Interviewed for UN Climate Change Summit on critical raw materials 2011
Areas covered: Modern Slavery, Conflict Minerals, Due Diligence, WEEE, RoHS, REACH, Batteries, IPPC, Timber Regs, ErP, EED, CRC, Packaging, Waste, Transhipment, Water, Noise, Air Pollution, Contaminated Land, Hazardous Substances, Oil storage and more.
Successful lobbying at all levels relevant to sustainability. Active dialogue with the key groups (NGO, Government, Customers, Industry, Media) that affect business, influencing outcomes.
Supply Chain Management:
Audited sites from raw materials through each step of the supply chain to recyclers. Set up tier 2 audit programs supporting suppliers in managing quality, environmental, health & safety and human rights issues in their supply chains.