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Sustainability and ethics

We are excited to announce that we have been certified carbon neutral for the second year running.

To achieve carbon neutrality, we have implemented a range of initiatives across our operations; this has enabled us to offset the transportation of supplies into our factory, the transportation of our lights to Clients, all of our business travel and much more, totalling 152 tonnes of CO2 emissions. We have also worked closely with our suppliers to ensure that they share our commitment to sustainability.

At CTO Lighting, we believe that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand. We are committed to creating beautiful lights that not only enhance a space but have limited impact on the environment. By achieving carbon neutrality, we have taken a significant step towards achieving this goal and look forward to continuing to innovate and lead the way in sustainable luxury lighting.

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Our commitments to the planet


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

  • Energy sourcing

    CTO Lighting uses 64% renewable tariff energy in its premises. Renewable tariff energy refers to an energy plan where a significant portion of the electricity supplied is sourced from renewable resources such as wind, solar, and hydroelectric power. This type of tariff supports the generation of clean energy, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and minimizing environmental impact.

  • Waste reduction

    We ensure that all metal, cardboard, and paper waste are recycled, with our team members trained to properly separate these materials. Currently, we also recycle 53% of our factory waste and are continuously striving to maximise this effort.


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

  • Recycling

    Our cardboard packaging is made from 70% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable. To ensure safe delivery of our products, we also in the process of making all our packaging inlays made from Stratocell; this is a lightweight, Polyethylene foam that is comprised of 30% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable.

  • 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.

  • Repair and refurbish

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


    Through our recycling partner Lumicom we can offset up to 100% of the waste from our lights sold in the UK. If you have an ‘end-of-life’ product that you no longer want, then please contact

Our commitments to people


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


    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.


    CTO Lighting is proud to support local communities and charities including:

    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.


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


    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


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


CTO Lighting prides itself on British design & manufacturing, using the highest quality, durable materials, resulting in a truly timeless product. Our suppliers are carefully selected ensuring that all involved in the process of creating a CTO Lighting fixture held the highest standards in the industry. Currently, 81% of our suppliers are based in the United Kingdom, 18% are based in Europe and 1% are based in the rest of the world.

Proportion of expenses towards suppliers


  • 18% EUROPE

  • 1% rest of world

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