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Sustainability Policy

We place sustainability at the core of all our activities and products. Our Sustainability Policy articulates the principles of our approach to sustainability, identifies our key priority areas for sustainability, delineates our expectations for business partners and other key stakeholders, and outlines how we will implement our commitments.

1. Purpose

At BRIGHT Products, we place sustainability at the core of all our activities and products. This Policy articulates the principles that build our approach to sustainability, identifies our key priority areas for sustainability, delineates our expectations for business partners and other key stakeholders, and outlines how we will implement our commitments.

This Policy complements BRIGHT's Code of Conduct. BRIGHT's commitment to sustainability is not static, and we are dedicated to adapting this Policy to meet evolving needs as they are identified – we are on a continuously improving journey.

2. Sustainability Principles

BRIGHT's work on sustainability centers around three core principles: durability, repairability, and recyclability. These principles inform the development and design of our products, processes, and activities.

2.1. Durability

BRIGHT recognizes that durability is the first step toward sustainability. We are committed to designing and manufacturing products made to last. We understand that making durable products will support reducing consumption and overproduction. This is the first step toward reducing our environmental impact.

2.2. Repairability

BRIGHT products are designed to be repairable. We follow a user-centric approach that considers the primary needs for repair in the locations where our products are used. BRIGHT is committed to the supply of spare parts, repair tools, and capacity building through our Repair Program.

2.3. Recyclability

BRIGHT is committed to using materials that ensure our products can be recyclable at the end of life without compromising their durability and repairability. We are dedicated to continuously researching the best available options and upgrading our products accordingly.

3. Sustainability Priority Areas

BRIGHT will focus on those areas more critically affected by our activities. We acknowledge that these areas might change over time. BRIGHT’s current key priority sustainability areas include:

3.1. Products

BRIGHT will conduct Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) in all our products. LCAs provide a fact-based, detailed overview of the environmental impacts of each of our products. We aim to continue improving our products and creating new ones based on this data. We strive to be an innovative actor in the field of sustainable portable solar energy products.

3.2. CO2 Emissions

BRIGHT is committed to reduce its carbon footprint throughout its supply chain. To do so, BRIGHT will apply science-based reduction goals. These goals will be reflected in our Sustainability and Environmental Strategy.

3.3. Energy Efficiency

Our business shall actively seek environmentally sound practices and work to reduce both directand indirect damage to the environment. BRIGHT will work to identify and reduce the company’s environmental footprint through sound practices on water and energy consumption, use of paper and waste management.

4. Emission Reduction Actions

Bright is committed to reduce our local CO2 emissions through the following measures:

  • Employee Awareness:

1. All permanent employees will receive training in basic environmental and sustainability knowledge.

2. This training includes awareness on the carbon impact of different foods, clothing, packaging, and waste. The training also provides basic understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and the Paris Agreement.

  • Energy saving

1. Lights at the office should be turned off when leaving the building after working hours. Employees are encouraged to turn off the lights when they are not in the room.  

2. Heaters should be turned off when leaving the office.

  • Food and drinks:

1. Low-carbon restaurants that use seasonal and local ingredients should be considered and prioritized where possible.

2. Employees are encouraged to chose plant-based options when possible.

3. When ordering meals, restaurants that offer minimal and recyclable packaging are preferred to avoid waste.

  • Office waste:

1. Employees are encouraged to minimize the waste generated while in the office, for example using reusable coffee cups and available cutlery.

2. All waste should be properly separated and recycled according to the guidelines provided by Oslo Kommune.

  • Travel and Commute:

1. Private transportation is a significant contributor to the global greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, BRIGHT employees are encouraged to work remotely four days a week.

2. BRIGHT will provide all necessary equipment and support to ensure that employees can work effectively and efficiently from home.

3. When traveling to the office, walking, cycling, and public transportation are the

encouraged means of transportation.

5. Expectations

All BRIGHT employees, Board of Directors, suppliers, business partners and other parties linked to the company’s operations, products or services are expected to comply with this Policy. We aim to establish business relationships with business partners that share the same principles and commitment to sustainability.

6. Implementation

It is the responsibility of the Management Team members to reflect this Policy's sustainability commitments into the company's strategy and ensure that any breaches are investigated. The management team is responsible for applying this Policy in the operational procedures and systems. BRIGHT’s Sustainability and Environmental Strategy will reflect the principles and priority areas included in this Policy and further articulate their practical implementation.

7. Review and Continuous Improvement

This Sustainability Policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its relevance and alignment with our organization’s goals, legislation, and sustainability priority areas.

8. Communication and Transparency

This Policy will be publicly available and accessible on the BRIGHT website. The published electronic version will always represent the most recent edition. Questions regarding this Policy can be directed to BRIGHT’s Sustainability and Partnership Manager:

9. Reporting violations

We encourage and expect employees to report incidents of non-compliance. Violations of this Sustainability Policy can be reported to the Management team. Reports can be made directly or through a manager. Whistleblowers will have the option to remain anonymous, to the extent legally permissible.

BRIGHT Products upholds a non-retaliation rule and ensures that no adverse work-related consequences will befall any employee who, in good faith, alerts management to possible violations of this policy.

10. Approval and Review

This Policy was approved by Vidar Eskelund, CEO, on 20.02.24