Environmental

Environmental.

 


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Caring for the environment is core to OrangeTek. The energy saving impact LEDs have is dramatic, saving around 60%, when compared to existing HID light sources. Taking the UK as an example with its heavily reliance on imported fossil fuels to produce electricity. Every saving can help to reduce the overall carbon dioxide. If the UK were to change all their street lighting to LED, it would halve the current 2.6 Terawatt load to less than 1.3 Terawatts. 

We take the same caring approach to all our products and operations to minimise their environmental footprint on the planet. All our essential packaging is 100% recyclable cardboard which is sourced from managed forests or itself recycled. The luminaires themselves are 99% recyclable and often the aluminium in the body comes from recycled sources.  

To develop our sustainable approach, we are working closely with the RI.SE institute in Sweden to develop the circular economy programme for the lighting sector to promote a more sustainable future. (www.viktoria.se). 

We encourage our people to follow a sustainable lifestyle. We promote healthy living and environmentally friendly choices. Offering our staff the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme and support the purchasing of hybrid or electric cars.

The Carbon Footprint Standard

OrangeTek have undertaken an independent Carbon Footprint appraisal and have been awarded with the Carbon Footprint Standard. The Scheme assessed our emissions to recognised international methodologies and based on recommendations we can make quantifiable changes with the aim to make the business carbon neutral by reducing and offsetting carbon emissions.