CARBON NEUTRAL SINCE 2012

100% of our electricity comes
            from renewable sources Over 80% of our waste is recycled 40% of our company vehicles are
            either electric or hybrid 100% Carbon Neutral
100%

of our electricity comes from renewable sources

90%

Over

of our waste is recycled

40%

of our company cars are either electric or hybrid

100%

Carbon Neutral

Carbon
                Neutral
CARBON NEUTRALITY

Independently assessed as carbon neutral since 2012

TRT has been officially recognised as being carbon neutral, with systems of reduction, measurement and certified offsetting in place, since 2012. This decade long status has been independently assessed by a third party in accordance with ISO 14064, an international standard for the quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. Meeting this standard provides independent assurance of TRT’s long-standing commitment to sustainability across all of its operations worldwide.

What does “carbon neutral” mean?

Being carbon neutral means that TRT offsets the carbon dioxide emissions it generates (scopes 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol) by its business activities.

Scope 1

All direct emissions from the activities of an organisation, including fuel combustion on site, such as in gas boilers and in its fleet of delivery and other company-owned vehicles.

Scope 2

Indirect emissions from electricity purchased and used by the organisation. These emissions are caused during the production of the electricity that is ultimately used by the organisation.

TRT is a carbon neutral company through a combination of measures. Company-wide initiatives such as energy use minimisation, self-generation of renewable energy through solar photovoltaic (PV) units, and procurement of renewable energy have reduced TRT’s carbon footprint, whilst trees in its award-winning carbon offsetting afforestation project sequesters the remaining carbon dioxide produced.

SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

Sustainability at TRT Lighting

Our commitment to sustainability and the environment.

Sustainability and the environment have been at the core of TRT since our inception in 2012 and we have always been committed to doing the right thing for both people and the planet.

We have worked hard to reduce our environmental impact of our manufacturing and selling activities, and consider carefully the implications our products have during their life and at the end of their life. Through our environmental monitoring programme, which is independently certified to the environmental management standard ISO 14001, we continually measure and improve our environmental credentials. We have worked hard to reduce our environmental impact of our manufacturing and selling activities, and consider carefully the implications our products have during their life and at the end of their life. Through our environmental monitoring programme, which is independently certified to the environmental management standard ISO 14001, we continually measure and improve our environmental credentials.

TRT has a continual commitment to tackling global environmental challenges, principally through its core business of manufacturing energy efficient lighting equipment. The company has a genuine desire to become a more sustainable business

At TRT we have sought to address our carbon impact by working towards carbon neutrality for our manufacturing and distribution operations. It gives me huge pleasure that our hard work and ambitions have paid off in achieving our carbon neutral status both now and historically.

But our work doesn’t stop here. By assessing our carbon impact right across our manufacturing and value chain then setting science-based targets in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, our goal is ultimately to reach zero carbon status well before the UK’s target for achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Ross Evans – Managing Director

Our Products
SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

Our Products

When evaluating our environmental credentials, the energy consumption during the operation of our luminaires has the greatest impact. Being a 100% LED business, we have harnessed and developed the latest technologies into our luminaires ensuring both longevity of product whilst operating as efficiently as possible throughout its lifetime.

SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

Our Manufacturing

100% of our luminaires are manufactured in our UK-based production facility in Redditch, Worcestershire allowing complete control of our activities and processes. Multi-millions of pounds of investment have seen our Redditch site develop over the years bringing various processes in house. A fully automated environmentally friendly pre-treatment and powder coating facility provides us with maximum flexibility on product colours and finishes plus our dedicated clean room, which houses our state of the art SMT production line producing all LED PCBs used in our products, allows us to closely manage and control our activities and product developments.

Our Manufacturing
Our Waste Management and WEEE
SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

Our Waste Management and WEEE

Waste Management has always been, and continues to be, monitored to ensure that we continually improve our resource efficiency and of course reduce our waste accordingly. In excess of 90% of our waste currently generated on site is now recyclable with a target to increase this to over 95% by the end of 2022. In addition to the on-site waste management, we fully understand our end-of-life product obligations in line with the UK WEEE Regulations 2006 and as such ensure we are covered through membership of a registered compliance scheme.

Please see our WEEE Directive page for further information.

SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

Our Electricity Consumption

In line with the FW Thorpe carbon reduction initiatives, TRT has installed solar photovoltaic (PV) units on the roof of our manufacturing site to harness and utilise as much natural energy as possible. The power generated by the PV arrays is distributed across the business providing power to the plant and machinery whilst also charging our fleet of Hybrid and Electric vehicles. In addition to the power generated by our PV arrays, all purchased electricity now comes from renewable sources thus deeming 100% of our electricity consumption to be from renewable energy.

Our Electricity Consumption
Our packaging
SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

Our packaging

TRT is working tirelessly to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the use of plastics in our packaging and all cardboard used for transporting our products is made from recycled sources. A “collect and reuse” scheme has also been in place for our packaging for many years whereby we offer the service to collect any spent on-site cardboard for return to TRT to be reused or recycled thus taking the burden away from the client. In addition to our packaging reduction, all installation guides and information is now online only and is accessed via QR code on the product and packaging.

SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

Our vehicles

TRT uses its own fleet of delivery vehicles and company cars with 40% now being either hybrid or full electric. TRT has a proactive policy in place to increase this percentage over the coming years.

Our vehicles
Our Carbon Offsetting Scheme
SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

Our Carbon Offsetting Scheme

TRT is fully committed to minimising the environmental impact of both its manufacturing processes and its products. However, even with the most responsible approach, some carbon dioxide (CO₂) will be released into the atmosphere as an indirect result of factory and selling activities and customers’ use of luminaires. Our ambitious wholly Group owned and managed carbon-offsetting scheme helps to compensate for these emissions.

Please see the Carbon Offsetting project for further information.