In March 2022, Claypaky launched its CP Green – Spotlight on Sustainability initiative for environmental sustainability. The project was undertaken in cooperation with Spinlife, spin-off of the University of Padova. The Spinlife team provides public and private organisations of all sizes with tailored consulting plans regarding strategic environmental management and sustainability management techniques.
Claypaky took the first step of understanding, quantifying and analysing its current carbon footprint using the ISO 14064-1:2018 norm and achieving certification via a third-party auditing process. Developed by the International Standards Organization, a non-governmental organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO 14064 offers policy makers and organisations a ready foundation of best practices upon which to build a GHG (Greenhouse Gases) reduction program to address the global environmental challenge of climate change.
Claypaky successfully completed this first part of its initiative and is proud to have become the first company in the entertainment lighting industry to receive certification in the carbon inventory management system. As well as achieving this milestone, Claypaky has defined and implemented several projects to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities, such as: plastic-free packaging, implementation of the Kanban control system into the manufacturing process to increase efficiencies and reduce waste, investment into green energy and offsetting aeroplane travel.
“After intense investigations over the last nine months, guided by sustainability experts, we now know precisely what our CO₂ emission footprint looks like,” said Andreas Huber, Claypaky Sustainability Manager. “According to our company philosophy of climate protection and the development of a circular economy, we are committed to an energy-efficient and resource-conserving way of doing business and strive to develop innovative, environmentally-friendly products. We are pressing ahead with the development of a comprehensive sustainability strategy and setting ourselves specific targets with the goal of making our own operations carbon neutral by 2030.”
As its next step, Claypaky is working on the development of a comprehensive carbon management plan with concrete measures regarding how to reach carbon neutrality within its operations by 2030. This will include both the purchase of carbon credits and reduction measures aimed at more sustainable management of various activities linked to operations and product innovation, such as installation of a self-catering photovoltaic system or innovation roadmap for low energy consuming products.