As part of Dialight’s focus environmental responsibility, we have committed with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to be net zero by 2050. We have conducted assessments to understand our Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions and are developing a plan to draw down our carbon in line with SBTi guidelines. Our formal plan will be submitted for review by SBTi in H2 2023.
Lighting, by its nature, consumes energy in order to perform its required task. Therefore, when looking at net zero targets, the usage of the lighting itself poses a challenge in achieving net zero until the decarbonization of the electricity grid progresses.
According to an analysis conducted in 2021*, if customers who bought Dialight LED lighting in 2021 had retained their legacy lights, their carbon emissions would have been 2.5m tonnes. As a comparison, highly efficient, long-lasting Dialight LED lighting produced only 0.9m tonnes, which is a savings of 1.6m tonnes of carbon over a 10 year period.
*Based on internal calculations of the impact of lighting products sold in 2021 and the estimated impact of the fixtures they replaced.