100% of 27 French sites with LED lighting by 2022

Valeo is replacing its industrial and office lighting at all its French sites with LED lighting, enabling it to reduce these sites’ electricity consumption and the associated GHG emissions by almost 60%.

Main project's drivers for reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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Energy and resource efficiency

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Energy Decarbonisation

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Energy efficiency improvements

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Improving efficiency in non-energy resources

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Emissions removal

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Financing low-carbon issuers or disinvestment from carbon assets

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Reduction of other greenhouse gases emission

Project objectives

The project’s objective is to replace industrial and office lighting with LED lighting, which consumes less energy and which is more reliable over time, for all 27 French sites. This project will reduce the total consumption of lighting for Valéo's sites in France by around 60%. The targeted consumption in 2022 is around 3000 MWh and will allow the lighting of nearly 400,000m2 of industrial surface.

Detailed project description

This project will make it possible to:

  • Reduce the need for energy;
  • Reduce the replacement rate of lighting (the life span of LED bulbs is longer than that of conventional bulbs);

To set up an intelligent lighting system on the sites (automatic switching on/off according to the generalized presence).

Emission scope(s)

on which the project has a significant impact

Scope 1

Direct emissions generated by the company's activity.

Scope 2

Indirect emissions associated with the company's electricity and heat consumption.

Scope 3

Emissions induced (upstream or downstream) by the company's activities, products and/or services in its value chain.

Emission Removal

Carbon sinks creation, (BECCS, CCU/S, …)

Avoided Emissions

Emissions avoided by the activities, products and/or services in charge of the project, or by the financing of emission reduction projects.

Scope 2 – Lower electricity consumption 

  • Quantification : 390 tCO2/year 

The electricity savings are estimated at 9,000 MWh/year compared to the initial electricity consumption for all French sites before the replacement with LED lighting.

This gain will enable Valeo to reduce its annual CO2 emissions by 390 tons eq. CO2 considering an emission factor for electricity in France in 2018 of 43.19 gCO2/KWh (source of residual emission factors – AIB 2018).

Key points

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Invested amount

Not communicated

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Starting date of the project


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Project localisation


Project maturity level

rototype laboratory test (TRL 7)

Real life testing (TRL 7-8)

Pre-commercial prototype (TRL 9)

Small-scale implementation

Medium to large scale implementation

Economic profitability of the project (ROI)

Short term (0-3years)

Middle term (4-10 years)

Long term (> 10 years)

Illustrations of the project

By opting for LED lighting that is more energy efficient than conventional lighting (no energy is lost during operation and the bulbs have a longer life span), the project contributes to MDG 7 Clean and affordable energy.

This project has a direct impact on reducing electricity consumption (Scope 2).

It can be replicated at all Valeo Group sites worldwide.

Partnerships have been set up with French players in the replacement of lighting solutions for companies (400,000m2 of surface area to be lit), such as electricity suppliers in France, players in the energy renovation of buildings, etc.

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