As a North American industry leader designing and delivering lighting solutions, sustainability is key to our business model.

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Transparency, the cornerstone of our sustainability commitment

While we remain engaged in the pursuit of our sustainability goals by continuously improving our processes and our products, we also aim to help our customers as best we can in meeting their sustainability goals. That is why we are proud to support industry transparency initiatives through Declare labels, in compliance with Living Building Challenge requirements set by the International Living Future Institute. As a result, a growing number of Axis luminaires meet the Declare standard. We are committed to continuing on this path, with the design of sustainable luminaires that use planet-friendly materials, enable energy gains and lower our climate footprint


Creating a Cradle-To-Cradle Life Cycle

We build in sustainability with lean design and manufacturing practices that minimize waste and pollution. Our products are made and assembled in North America, lowering transportation costs and minimizing our carbon footprint. Because they are made in a sustainable manner from recycled aluminum, recycled steel, RoHS-free LEDs and Red-List-free lenses and coatings, Axis Lighting luminaires have a favorable cradle-to-cradle life cycle. At the end of their useful life, they can be easily disassembled and separated for recycling.


Our goals help our customers meet their goals

At Axis, we maintain a strong focus on innovation without losing sight of what matters to our customers. Our main goal is to help architects, lighting designers and building owners breathe life into their lighting projects while meeting certain sustainability requirements. As a result, we take steps, including responsible sourcing, to help improve a product's environmental footprint throughout its life cycle, from design to disposal. We achieve this in a number of ways:


Materials recycling procedures in place at our production facility, notably for aluminum, lensing, wiring, cardboard and plastics, as well as recycling of all waste not directly related to production.


Use of recycled materials in luminaire production, with flat-rolled steel incorporating recycled content, aluminum extrusions made from 13% to 38% recycled aluminum and SoftZone® acoustic panels containing at least 40% recycled PET plastic.


Finishes free of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) to ensure safer environments.


RoHS compliance covering LED chips, boards and drivers


Red-List-free luminaire materials in compliance with the Living Building Challenge, including lenses and powder coatings.


Halogen-free wiring Halogen-free wiring (Enviro-Wire™) used in our luminaires is recyclable, PVC-free and Cradle-to-Cradle Silver Certified by MBDC.


There's More to Sustainability Than Meets The Eye

As a forward-thinking organization that demonstrates flexibility and support for our customers' environmental and sustainability concerns, we are always attentive to their needs and those of the community.


LEED® points can be earned through Axis product compliance (recycled steel and aluminum content), daylighting features (integrated controls) and lighting performance (power densities in line with ASHRAE 90.1-2016) that contribute to LEED certification by meeting the strictest criteria in key categories of sustainable building projects.


Expertise with connected technologies and close partnerships with many controls manufacturers offer advanced sustainability options, as Axis brings deep knowledge of connected lighting (PoE, wireless, VLC, LiFi) and next-generation platforms to assist in decision‐making and ensure controls are deployed and installed properly.


WELLTM points available through circadian lighting options (BIOS SkyBlueTM) and high color rendering quality offered by many Axis luminaires.


Contribution to improved energy efficiency by continuously advancing the lighting effectiveness of our LED products and by offering personalized control of luminaires.


Sourcing responsibly to ensure our suppliers meet the most relevant sustainability standards.


Material conservation by minimizing material overuse and employing innovative packaging techniques that cut waste while reducing transportation costs.


Co-development of best practices through Axis Lighting membership on the IES Sustainable Lighting Committee.


Giving back to the community by supporting local educational causes and charitable organizations through Axis corporate giving initiatives.