Sustainable by conviction
Anyone who really wants to go down a sustainable path with their company is not guided by a trend or by the increased external interest, combined with the "compulsion" to give this topic the necessary importance. Rather, sustainability must be an inner drive – an ideology which, as at JB-Lighting, has been deeply rooted in the entire company since its foundation.
Creating added value in an environmentally conscious manner
years of this ideology
Electrical power supply
kilowatts of PV electricity / year
Service water supply
litres of rainwater / year
Use of district heating
litres of fuel oil savings / year
As early as the planning and construction of our first own premises in 1990, we sent out a clear signal for more sustainability in environmental protection – by using natural resources as sparingly as possible and by maximising personal responsibility, ecology and self-sufficiency. For example, the first photovoltaic system was incorporated into the new-build. JB-Lighting now has a PV system capacity that generates more electricity per year than is needed for the entire production at JB-Lighting. So, it should be no surprise that eMobility was introduced at JB years ago and that there are currently several vehicles with electric or hybrid drive in the fleet.
Furthermore, rainwater is collected in a 200 m³ cistern (200,000 litres), which covers the entire service water requirement. In addition, all rinsing processes in production, the washing machine and the garden irrigation are carried out with cistern water. JB-Lighting not only saves clean drinking water, but also heats in an environmentally friendly way. The waste heat of a neighbouring biogas plant is used for this and is completely CO2-neutral.
In addition to the use of natural, regenerative energies, we want to contribute to the ecological balance with an extensive reuse and recycling concept.
SUSTAINABLY SAFEGUARDING RAW MATERIALS
We can reduce production waste to a minimum as a result of optimised planning. In addition, at JB, the resource-saving and responsible handling of raw materials includes the separation and collection of all kinds of "waste" – including old equipment that we take back, dismantle into individual parts and then recycle externally.
Among other things, we collect glass, aluminium, steel, waste wood, cardboard boxes/paper, batteries, electrical scrap and data carriers such as CD-ROMs, residual waste etc. and pass this on to external partners for professional recycling – organic waste is composted at JB.
Sustainable product development
We only develop and produce LED moving heads that offer our customers worthwhile, demonstrable advantages and real added value for a long time. In other words: innovative, energy-efficient products in premium "Made in Germany" quality, which rightly deserve this title.
Our products speak for themselves in terms of power consumption, durability, luminosity, beam quality, variety of effects, compactness and noise development. This is why we don't compromise when it comes to material and processing quality and remain true to our original aims.
Lasting product and service quality
We are not known for flooding the market with "similar" devices that are not significantly different from one another and cannot really be repaired. On the contrary: Our moving lights have been in use for many years and are constructed in such a way that they can be easily repaired and cleaned by our service staff or even by yourself. That's why nothing is riveted in our products, everything is screwed together. As manufacturer we can guarantee a spare parts availability of 10 years. We can also produce older spare parts on request – no problem!
Regionality is our trademark
JB-Lighting is based in Wippingen/Blaustein near Ulm – this is our home. An innovation region with which we identify and with which we are strongly connected. This is where the roots of the majority of our employees and suppliers are to be found. Long-term partners within a radius of 50-80 km, who manufacture the components that we do not produce in-house.
This is not only a sign of regional solidarity. We benefit from extremely short coordination processes and supply chains. In addition, our environment is polluted with less CO? due to the relatively short transport distances.
On the move with the environment in mind
At JB, it is not just because electric vehicles are as quiet and energy-efficient as our moving heads that we are into e-mobility. It has much more to do with us wanting to dispense with fossil fuels wherever possible and stand up for considerate practices using natural resources. What began around 10 years ago with one vehicle has therefore developed into a fleet of nine electric vehicles and one hybrid over the course of the years. These are refuelled of course using two charging stations and power from our photovoltaic system.
Sustainable growth with sense and reason
Sustainable growth is often equated with a continuous increase in sales or profits. Instead, we want to do business sensibly, invest in our strengths as well as in our location, and grow and continuously develop in our tasks. Short-term dearth of profits is a dead-end street that we do not enter. Because despite all economic constraints, our corporate values and employees, product and service quality always have priority and are not allowed to fall by the wayside.
RESPECTFUL DEALINGS WITH EACH OTHER
JB-Lighting is successful because we simply have the right working atmosphere and all employees, suppliers and partners are equally rewarded and valued in a fair, performance-related manner. In addition to the social and financial aspects, we attach particular importance to treating each other with respect and always seek open dialogue.
Satisfied employees are the basis for sustainable company development. Our employees should feel comfortable with us, enjoy coming to work and for that reason can find modern and clean workplaces waiting for them, well illuminated with a good proportion of daylight. Numerous common activities ensure that there is fun to be had too.
SWABIAN VIRTUES EMBRACED
We consciously embrace the "Swabian thriftiness and down-to-earthness" in our day-to-day lives. Not out of any sense of penny-pinching, but rather out of foresight and a healthy assessment of what is necessary and what is not. Our income should form the basis for sustainably fulfilling our idea of social responsibility towards our fellow human beings.
Our goal is therefore not to permanently depress our suppliers' prices, because we can only supply high-quality products if all parties involved earn money in turn. In fact, we want to continue to invest wisely in employees, technologies, in-house production and other "green" activities in order to maintain the necessary independence and flexibility.
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