CSR-A COP TIPS: Lead the way with LED bulbs and reduce your impact on the environment.
Did you know that Switching to energy efficient LED lights is one of the easiest changes you can make to reduce the impact your business has on the environment.
Standard LED bulbs can be up to 80% more energy efficient than conventional bulbs, and waste far less energy. For example fluorescent lights convert around 95% of the energy they produce into heat and only 5% into light. LED lights convert 95% of their energy into light with only 5% being wasted as heat. So clearly the less energy they require, the more positive the effect on the environment.
Traditional lighting contains trace amounts of mercury, which is a highly toxic gas. Throwing away broken pieces of incandescent bulbs leads to toxic mercury build-up in groundwater, which harms our environment and our health. However, LED lights use no mercury at all, which makes it safe for you and the environment.
The very fact that LED’s last longer means that fewer bulbs need to be produced, and they do not need to be replaced as often. So fewer lights are needed which means that fewer resources will be required for manufacturing, packaging and transportation.
And think of the cost savings, lighting alone can account for as much as 35% of the average businesses electricity consumption. Switching to LED’s is an easy win as a 20% reduction in energy costs, for example can add the same benefit as a 5% increase in sales for business.
There are plenty of neat LED solutions for offices, factories, plants, warehouses, schools, theaters, the list goes on and on. This the perfect excuse to be easily LED.
Little steps add up to big impacts, join the race net zero.
What is CSR Accrediation?
Achieving CSR Accreditation is a visible testimony of excellence in Social Responsibility. The accreditation helps you integrate social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns into your business operations and strategy.
A CSR Accreditation can be used to:
- Deliver the information required for ESG (Environmental Social Governance) reporting
- Identify the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which you may wish to support.
- Write a Social Value policy
- Reduce negative impact on climate change – Race to Zero
- Produce a Social Impact Report.
- Enrich, enable and engage employees, shareholders and stakeholders.