Sony and Fagerhult’s dedication to sustainable workplaces through collaboration



The road to healthy, resource-efficient offices

Sustainability measures increasing around the world. When it comes to office buildings, companies are heavily focused on both the health of office employees and reducing energy consumption. As it turns out, by relying on more accurate data, we can achieve these outcomes and more. This is confirmed by the lighting company Fagerhult Group and Sony, with their worktech solution Nimway. They have decided to explore opportunities together to contribute to more sustainable decisions.

Sony’s Road to Zero commitment and Fagerhult Groups sustainability agenda “Positive Change for Better Living” exemplify the company’s joint dedication to sustainability. Both companies recognize the importance of considering the planet as a stakeholder in all their endeavors. Sony is renowned as a leader in sustainability, with its Road to Zero initiative aiming for a zero environmental footprint across its business activities. Fagerhult Group focuses on creating sustainable lighting solutions. With a shared commitment to sustainability, Sony and Fagerhult Group are driving positive change and paving the way for a more sustainable future together.


“There are many opinions and guesses when it comes to the office environment. Depending on who establishes the facts, the solution can look different. We believe that by providing real-time data and predicting future behaviors, we can make a significant difference, both for well-being and for the planet.”


- Lars-Gunnar Lundgren, Head of Nimway, Sony


Commercial real estate is a major contributor to global energy consumption, accounting for approximately 40% of total energy usage. Within this sector, lighting alone represents a substantial portion, contributing to 15% of energy consumption in commercial buildings. By integrating smart solutions from Fagerhult Group and Nimway from Sony, we can transform the way we approach workplace sustainability, creating a positive impact on energy efficiency and support our clients to meet other UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sony, a leader in sustainability, and Fagerhult Group, committed to positive change, are driving this transformation together to ensure the planet’s well-being remains at the forefront of all our endeavors.


"There are great opportunities to design both creative and healthy environments while taking important steps towards sustainability. But it requires innovative thinking and new collaborations to reach the full potential. Therefore, we work closely together with Sony and their Nimway solution to leverage the advantages our two organizations can achieve together."


- Johan Lembre, CTO, Fagerhult Group



Here is how a combination of Sony’s and Fagerhult’s innovative solutions can support a healthier and more sustainable workplace connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):


Even more energy-efficient lighting

Today, smart office solutions can play a crucial role in reducing energy consumption and promoting resource conservation. With the Nimway solution, companies can identify how their office spaces are utilized. In the case of underutilization—areas and time periods where employees aren’t present—companies can implement energy-saving measures by integrating data from lighting controls like Fagerhult’s. That way, they contribute directly to the energy efficiency targets found in SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).


Well-being through smart lighting

Employee well-being is an essential component of sustainable workplace transformations, and access to natural light can boost employee mood, reduce stress, and increase productivity. By optimizing the layout, flow, and overall lighting in the office through a combination of smart office technology and lighting controls, companies can more easily build spaces that provide abundant natural daylight. Cultivating a healthier and more engaging work environment positively impacts employee well-being, aligning with targets found in SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).


Infrastructure for sustainability and life quality

An office equipped with innovative technologies to streamline workdays, with thoughtful lighting conducive to high-quality work, is nothing but an inspiring environment. These features not only reduce environmental impact but also encourage employees in their everyday lives. These initiatives align with targets to foster innovation and create sustainable infrastructure in SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), and targets to ensure a better quality of life in SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).

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