The concept of environmental protection is enshrined in Zumtobel’s and Thorn’s Code of Conduct, environmental protection, health & safety and quality guidelines and in Tridonic’s company policy.
All the brands use logistic networks in order to ensure efficient transport logistics. These transport networks have a central hub (HUB: Glossary) and improve both freight fill rates and efficiency. Double-stacking (Glossary) also optimises cargo space utilisation in case of shipment between hubs.
The global procurement market continues to be shaped by economic uncertainties, sharply fluctuating demand and the effects of volatile currency exchange rates as well as increasing shortages of raw materials. At the same time, technological change is making procurement increasingly complex and making it necessary to adapt processes because, alongside traditional lighting technology, fast growing LED technology, which involves significantly shorter life cycles, also has to be catered for. The Zumtobel Group's defined procurement strategies ensure maximum security of supply and minimise risks posed by unforeseen events.