Together for Our Future - 2021

Our role as market leader motivates us to take part in the global battle against climate change and contribute to a respectful economic development. We help communities face their biggest challenges, making the world more sustainable.

Werner de Wolf - Schréder CEO
Werner de Wolf
CEO – Schréder
Together for Our Future encompasses our sustainability strategy

Together for Our Future

Sustainability has been a topic close to the heart of the Schréder family shareholders for generations and featured strongly in our company’s mission statement. In 2019, we formalised this commitment by conducting our first materiality assessment.
Based on the materiality assessment, we developed a cohesive, company-wide sustainability strategy.
We called it the “Together for our Future” project and launched it in early 2020. The project is structured around three axes encompassing the relevant and prioritised SDGs and targets: 

Download our Sustainability Report 2020


Sustainability at a glance

reduction in CO2e emissions (2023 vs 2018)
new products have Circle Light Label
women in Management (2025)
supply value compliant with RBA (2022)
Schréder is committed to advancing seven of the UN SDGs through our operations and the work we do for our customers

Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals

At Schréder, we are strong supporters of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the action-based nature of these goals align with our own values.

We have identified seven SDGs that we contribute to the most through our own operations and our work for towns and cities worldwide. They form the framework of our sustainability strategy to build a positive future for all.  


Sustainability in our everyday business 

Sustainability is embedded into our our strategy, structure, processes and culture. Working this way is the only way forward for truly positive and lasting benefits. 

Schréder regularly sponsors higher education and provides work placements for young adults

Training and Education 

We have always invested in the necessary tools, training and support to enable employees to develop their skills and successfully adopt new technologies in the lighting industry. Every year, our internal training academy - SKILL - welcomes employees from across the globe and organises e-learning courses.

As we believe it is important to never stop learning, our local entities like BEKA Schréder in South Africa, regularly sponsor higher education and provide work placement for young adults. 

Schréder is continually implementing measures to improve health and safety for employees

Health and Safety

Our people are our greatest asset. We are committed to providing a safe working environment that ensures the health and well-being of all our employees. We are continually evaluating and implementing new measures to increase safety and achieve our goal of zero accidents. 

In 2020, for example, we made sure that all fork lifts were fitted with blue spotlights to ensure that all employees keep a safe distance. 

All Schréder products are designed to ensure the safety of the people who install and service them as well as the people who sit, walk, run, drive or work under them

Customer protection 

Safety is key when Schréder engineers design new products. In addition to meeting the strict regulations for IEC 60598-1 certification and derived standards, each product must meet Schréder’s time-proven design standards. 

Our processes ensure the safety of our employees, the people who install and service our products and the people who sit, walk, run, drive, practise sport or work under them.