Circular Lighting Report

Thorn commits to climate neutrality by 2025

Thorn sustainability

THORN LIGHTING has announced that it is committing itself to achieving climate neutrality by 2025.

The company says that this will take the form of developing more sustainable products and solutions as well as finding ways to improve its processes in a bid to reduce waste, bring down energy consumption and lower its carbon emissions.

The Zumtobel Group, of which Thorn is a member, has already signed up to 12 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

‘We’re on a journey,’ says Neil Raithatha, head of marketing, Zumtobel Group UK & Ireland. ‘Whether providing high-quality EPDs, introducing technologies that enable sustainable lighting to protect the dark skies or working with clients to help them increase energy efficiency, our goal is simple. To reduce our CO2 emissions and to be a partner of choice in helping others achieve theirs.’

Saurabh Pandhi, vice president, Thorn Brand told the Circular Lighting Report: ‘Sustainability and climate change will be two of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. As a manufacturer, Thorn Lighting must take action to be part of the solution.

‘This will be achieved by investing in research and development to bring our customers and partners, innovative technologies through products and solutions, so that they, too, can reach their own goals when it comes to tackling this shared, universal issue.’

The company has set up a dedicated website called the Sustainability Hub where customers can find updates on Thorn’s technology, solutions, and the steps it is taking to reduce its CO2.

Zumtobel says that it is implementing a set of circular design rules in its development processes and applied in the development of every new product. This will ensure that its products can be upgraded quickly with ‘technically simple means’.

its intention is to give its products a second, third and maybe even a fourth life through recycling, overhaul and reuse.

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Ray Molony

Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.