ESG - Environmental - Social - Governance

Our Commitment to Sustainability Is Rooted in Our Values

Our Commitment to Sustainability Is Rooted in Our Values

Intro ESG

At Current, sustainability is our business. We have decades of experience designing and manufacturing advanced LED lighting and intelligent lighting controls. These products are vastly more efficient than their traditional counterparts, helping our customers reduce their energy consumption. But Current's commitment to sustainability doesn’t stop at helping our customers.

We are powered by strong corporate governance policies and practices that drive us to make a positive, lasting impact on the world and the people who live in it.

Environmental

We deliver sustainable solutions

Environmental ESG

Current is a global technology business with a deep understanding of the art and science of light. We use our expertise and ingenuity to deliver leading-edge sustainable solutions that help protect our natural environment, reduce carbon output and create light sources that facilitate healthy well-being and safer spaces.

 

Social

We are proud of our legacy of giving

Social

At Current, we invest in our people and the communities in which we operate. These communities are homes to us, and we continue to create opportunities where people feel welcomed and empowered to work and harness their ingenuity and intellectual power for the greater good.

Inclusivity

We have zero tolerance policies prohibiting bullying, harassment and discrimination -- all enforced by our Enterprise Compliance Leader, a former civil prosecutor with the flagship U.S. government agency responsible for preventing and addressing workplace discrimination and harassment.

Continuous Learning

We have a legacy and passion for learning. Our people have access to a wide array of career and leadership development education offerings designed to enhance their skillsets. We also learn from our customers –both what works and doesn’t work. And we take that collective knowledge and intellectual curiosity to drive new and innovative sustainable solutions both for our customers and the world.

Enriching Communities

Involvement is in our DNA. We volunteer, give back, and encourage our teams across the globe to do the same. We actively support the United Way. We have a decade-long relationship with EUNIME, an orphanage and shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, for children living with HIV. Our Helping Hands Month of Giving Initiative allows team members to select charities of their choice to provide donations or other forms of assistance.

 

Governance

We are driven by ethics and integrity

Governance

The Current Way Code of Conduct states that acting with integrity is everyone’s responsibility. And we weave our commitment to doing the right thing throughout our operation. We strive to always do the right thing in how we treat each other and how we conduct business.

Ethics and Integrity

Our entire global workforce is required to annually complete and acknowledge Ethics & Integrity education, as well as safety awareness training to better understand their responsibility to respect their colleagues, forthrightly serve our customers and give back to the community.

Speaking Up

Current maintains a comprehensive concern reporting system. This means we have 3,000 pairs of eyes around the world watching over our organization. Individuals may raise concerns via a toll-free, third-party managed telephone line, a special compliance website or via email directly to Current’s Enterprise Compliance Leader. In addition, concerns may be raised anonymously or to a member of management at any time.

Cybersecurity

Current’s Enterprise Data Privacy Policy is designed to comply with the world’s most stringent privacy regulations, such as the GDPR and CCPA 2.0. To protect the end user, Current relies on rigorous cyber-penetration testing of its software and connected systems. Our unwavering commitment to cybersecurity is why a major social media company chose Current for its wireless controls system and network.

 

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Current's Commitment in Action

Financial Institution Reduces Energy Consumption by More Than 50%

When a major bank boldly decided to retrofit over 4,300 branch units across the United States with LED lighting, it chose Current.

Working closely and collaboratively with the customer to understand its needs, Current completed the retrofit project and helped the customer realize a significant reduction in kilowatt hours of energy consumption.

The firm’s pre-retrofit kilowatt hour usage was approximately 213,504,903. After installing Current’s LED lighting and LED luminaires, the customer’s kilowatt hour usage dropped to approximately 92,227,564.

This represents energy consumption savings of approximately 121,066,831 kilowatt hours—effectively reducing the customer’s energy consumption by more than one half.

What does this mean for sustainability?

Over 45+ metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided

15 tons of waste recycled instead of placed in landfills

Energy savings equivalent of 5,473,919 fully charged smartphones

Retailer Retrofits Outdoor Lighting for Major Energy Savings

Lowering energy consumption through LED technology contributes to overall lower CO2 emissions, which is critical to reducing the production of greenhouse gases—a significant driver of climate change.

Current’s industry-leading LED products are a key component to solving many of the challenges facing customers around the world who are seeking practical and economical methods to promote and achieve energy conservation.

For example, a major retailer partnered with Current to complete a multiyear outdoor lighting retrofit project.

During the span of the retrofit project, the retailer saved more than 3.1 billion cumulative kilowatt hours in energy consumption. What does this mean for our environment?

That’s the equivalent of:

486,324 automobiles taken off the road for one year

2.2+ metric tons of CO2 not released into the atmosphere

108,000+ garbage trucks of waste recycled

Food Wholesaler Achieves LEED® v4 Certification With Intelligent Lighting Controls

Our ability to solve some of the most difficult sustainability challenges comes from a legacy of creativity and innovation. With a wide range of capabilities, including light sensors, controls and energy-saving light products, we are able to harvest daylight to offset the need for electric lighting—reducing energy consumption.

Current’s occupancy sensors and large array of dimming features can save up to 30% more energy for our customers.

And our controls aren’t just for unlocking energy savings in lighting applications. We create customizable and easily deployed enterprise-wide controls software. This software enables the end user to monitor their HVAC system, control physical access to facilities and efficiently recalibrate space utilization to maximize energy conservation and promote safer environments.

Our capabilities were on full display with a well-known food wholesaler in South America.

The company tapped into our innovative controls portfolio when it began its ambitious goal to obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) v4 certification of its outlets. LEED v4 takes a performance-based approach to design, operations and maintenance that brings smart-grid thinking to the forefront. It rewards projects for incorporating strong demand response programs—a component that plays directly to the strengths of Current’s controls products.

The first facility the wholesaler picked to certify contained more than 48,000 square feet. With a significant interior and exterior footprint, the lighting had to meet non-negotiable uniformity standards while being extremely efficient and compatible with sophisticated lighting controls.

The net result of using Current’s suite of intelligent lighting control products:

60% improved efficiency over similar-sized stores in the wholesaler’s portfolio

Met rigorous LEED v4 requirements

Effective harvesting of daylight using occupancy and vacancy sensors

Vertical Farm Uses LED Grow Lights to Produce 1 Million Pounds of Produce Annually

Fifth Season—an almost totally automated, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) vertical farm located in Pennsylvania—produces 1 million pounds of food indoors using 97% less land and water.

Referred to as a tech company that just so happens to do farming, Fifth Season put much thought and consideration into choosing the right grow lights. They looked at total cost of ownership, energy efficiency, how well they meet the needs of the growing environment, reliability, sustainability and sound manufacturing.

Current was up to the challenge with its array of advanced LED fixtures and controls, expert engineering and design support, and healthy dose of ingenuity to help Fifth Season grow crops in a consistent and controlled manner. By strategically deploying cutting-edge photometry and harnessing the tremendous power of light, the companies worked together to achieve their goals—and will continue to expand together.

With food insecurity as one of society’s troubling challenges, Current is helping the indoor farming industry make strides toward alleviating food deserts by providing lighting and controls technology that significantly increase produce yields.