Sustainability Commitments

At CTO Lighting it is our aim to develop our business sustainably, ensuring we meet the needs of our customers, employees and environment, now and in the future. We are committed to continue to evolve our sustainability strategy as our business grows.

TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Evolve our production methods, materials, service and product lifecycles to strive towards a circular economy.

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RESPECT OUR ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES

Adopt renewable energy sources and minimise waste, to reduce our overall environmental impact.

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CHAMPION FAIRNESS & EQUALITY

Ensure a respectful, healthy and caring environment for all employees and associates.

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WORK WITH LIKE-MINDED RESPONSIBLE ORGANISATIONS

Establish collaborative relationships across all aspects of the business, with companies that share our own sustainability commitments.

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TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Evolve our production methods, materials, service and product lifecycles to strive towards a circular economy.

OUR COMMITMENTS

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Increase the recyclability of the materials used within our lighting products.

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Increase the recyclability of our packaging materials.

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Continue to be true to the CTO Lighting values of British design & craftsmanship, quality and exceptional service.

RECYCLING

CTO Lighting products are currently created using 86% recyclable materials. CTO Lighting packaging currently comprises of 82% recyclable materials.

LONGEVITY

CTO Lighting prides itself on British design & manufacturing, using the highest quality, durable materials, resulting in a truly timeless product. Our manufacturing process is never rushed, always considered and timeless beyond trends. Our designs are renowned for standing the test of time. A testament to this, is the bespoke lighting that adorns the iconic dome lounge and elegant rooms of the Threadneedles Hotel, in the heart of the City of London. Commissioned over 20 years ago, the lighting exudes the same beauty as the day it were installed.

REPAIRING AND REFURBISHING

CTO Lighting is renowned for its dedicated service, including the repair and refurbishment of damaged products.

RESPECT OUR ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES

Adopt renewable energy sources and minimise waste, to reduce our overall environmental impact.

OUR COMMITMENTS

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Continue to use renewable energy suppliers.

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Reduce general waste by a further 25% in 2022.

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Continue to work with suppliers to ensure responsible, sustainable and traceable sourcing of materials.

ENERGY SOURCING

CTO Lighting uses 64% renewable energy in its premises.

WASTE REDUCTION

All metal, cardboard and paper waste is 100% recycled.

MATERIAL SOURCING

CTO Lighting source only the finest materials from responsible suppliers, guaranteeing the quality of our lighting products. Currently 82% of CTO Lighting suppliers are based in the UK.

CHAMPION FAIRNESS & EQUALITY

Ensure a respectful, healthy and caring environment for all employees and associates.

OUR COMMITMENTS

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Continue to uphold the highest standards, ensuring compliance of all employment legislation.

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Promote a fair and inclusive working environment.

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Invest in support of local charities.

THE CTO LIGHTING TEAM

The CTO Lighting Team are the heart of our business, as such we are an accredited Real Living Wage employer and are fully compliant with all employment laws. CTO Lighting prides itself on recruiting and retaining the most talented people, ensuring equality of culture, faith, gender and language. CTO Lighting supports its team to encourage a better work-life balance, an example of which is an extended weekend, with a shorter working day on a Friday, which is part of CTO Lighting initiative for a balanced social and work environment.

CHARITY

CTO Lighting is proud to support local charities including: Culpeper Community Garden, St. Rocco’s Hospice and Next Meal. Close to CTO Lighting’s London office in Islington, Culpeper Community Garden provides social and therapeutic horticulture. St. Rocco’s Hospice focuses on the positives, supporting patients physically, psychologically and emotionally, enabling them to carry on living the lives they want for as long as possible. Next Meal helps the homeless and vulnerable find a place of safety, where they can receive food, compassion and practical support.

WORK WITH LIKE-MINDED RESPONSIBLE ORGANISATIONS

Establish collaborative relationships across all aspects of the business, with companies that share our own sustainability commitments.

OUR COMMITMENTS

1

Form partnerships with suppliers and associates that reflect the values of CTO Lighting.

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Continue to work with carefully selected suppliers of the highest calibre.

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Ensure traceability of our supply chain.

PARTNERSHIPS

CTO Lighting strives to establish partnerships of mutual respect and understanding, ensuring its commitments and values are upheld. CTO believes in investing in artisans and the skills that can set them apart where quality and design are a top priority.

TRACEABILITY

CTO Lighting works meticulously with all suppliers to guarantee full traceability of our supply chain.

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