Pure materials.

The materials from which our products are made of constitute a substantial part of our total carbon footprint. The importance of materials will grow over time as the focus on more energy-efficient products increases and the electricity used becomes greener. 

We therefore strive to replace virgin and fossil based materials with renewable and recycled alternatives, and to ensure that new suppliers comply with our sustainability criteria and our Code of Conduct.



- our products will consist of at least 80% renewable or recycled materials.

- all suppliers have been evaluated according to sustainability criteria and comply with our Code of Conduct.

- to help our customers make conscious choices by reporting the environmental impact of our products in Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).




Un goal No. 12

Responsible consumption and production

The UN’s goal on sustainable consumption and production involves reducing the global ecological footprint. Our contribution is to use natural resources responsibly and share knowledge that helps the user of our products to make more sustainable choices.

12.2 Sustainable management and use of natural resources

We are transitioning to renewable and recycled materials.

12.8 Raise public awareness of sustainable lifestyles

We report the environmental impact of our products through EPDs. This enables us to inform our customers about how they can make more sustainable choices.

What are we doing to achieve our targets? 


Exploring new materials comes naturally to us and we like to think anew. We choose materials carefully and in terms of where we can make the biggest difference, but without compromising on light comfort. Our curiosity and drive can sometimes lead to substituting a material with a better alternative, where we switch from one material to another. Or that we simply test a material that is new to us and where everything needs to be adjusted from the early design. What used to be a pioneering spirit is today a sense of responsibility and the desire to use materials in a sustainable way.

Read more about Notor 36 – a product made of recycled aluminium

Read more about Discovery – from fossil fuel-free plastics to renewable plastics

Read more about Multilume Re:Think – from sheet metal to renewable solid board

Read more about Kvisten – a product in wood where every detail is questioned

We use aluminium profiles in many of our products, due to their good properties and the weight of the material. But aluminium is also a material that requires huge amounts of energy in production, which is costly for our planet and can cause high greenhouse gas emissions during extraction.

As of 2022, Fagerhult only uses aluminium profiles that are certified, with requirements for origin labelling of the material, where the energy in production comes only from renewable sources. This change reduces global warming impact from production of aluminium billets by 40% compared to the European average, and has 78% lower climate impact compared to the global average for aluminium billets.

The packaging for our newly developed products shall preferably be made of renewable or recycled materials. Packaging is also being reviewed for existing products, and plastic packaging is being replaced with corrugated board, for example. To reduce the climate impact from the cushioning packaging materials that protect our products, we choose to only use styrofoam that is made from 50% recycled polystyrene. This reduces our carbon footprint by approximately 30 tonnes of CO2 every year.

For all luminaires, there is a material declaration that presents the types of materials included in the product. Some products also have a third-party audited Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which complies with international standards. The target is for all of Fagerhult’s newly developed luminaires to have an Environmental Product Declaration. You find the EPDs that are currently available under Downloads, via the product filter, or on the respective product pages.

Our global presence places high demands on us and on our partners to take responsibility for the planet and from a social perspective. Our Code of Conduct provides clear guidelines that everyone within our Group and partners are expected to follow. We continuously train employees about the Code of Conduct and how to comply with it.


Our life-cycle assessments (LCA) show that the material constitutes about 25% of a luminaire’s climate impact over its life cycle today. If only fossil free electricity is used instead, the impact of the materials is about 85%. This is where we can make the biggest difference – by using resources responsibly. To achieve a long-term solution, we need to use renewable and recycled resources and materials.

Our priority action areas 


Circular solutions

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Energy efficiency

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Conscious production

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