As part of Dialight’s focus environmental responsibility, we have committed with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to be net zero by 2050, but we are planning to achieve this 10 years earlier, by 2040. 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 H1 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 by customers that is counted by Dialight as part of its Scope 3 emissions 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.