Our Sustainability Initiatives
We are just getting started…
To kickstart our focus on sustainability, we are taking small steps that will contribute to big improvements for our carbon footprint. As we grow and develop our initiatives, we will keep adding them to this page.
Our Quality Manager, Kevin Osgood, has also collated some important comments about general environmental concerns as well as those specifically related to EC Electronics. Be sure to have a look at these and let us know your thoughts!
Our thoughts and considerations
By Kevin Osgood, Quality Manager at EC Electronics
Improvements in low energy lighting technology have had a major impact on the reduction of power consumption in our day-to-day lives. But has this encouraged overuse of these breakthroughs? Count how many LEDs there are on your car dashboard, door mirrors and locks. How many of those little shining blobs burn power endlessly in our homes on routers, TVs, cookers, phones, extension leads etc. Check out your local pub… cash registers, illuminated glass-doored fridges, mobile card readers, soda taps, optics all glowing away. Even the pump badges are radiating a soft glow. Should we rethink what is necessary and stop negating some of our energy savings by excessive use of LEDs?
The Trillion Trees project aims to protect and restore one trillion trees by 2050. A great and worthwhile project indeed. The fires in Brazil and Australia must have caused a few steps backwards on this though as estimates of 10 million acres of land burnt to the ground in New South Wales alone, wiping out 30% of the koala population. Add to this the potential destruction of ancient woodland by the HS2 project and we may need to think about a much higher number than a trillion trees. The counter must be reset only when the man-made and natural destruction has been balanced.
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If you have any questions about our sustainability initiatives or would like to learn more about how we are working towards becoming a sustainable international EMS provider, get in contact with one of our friendly team today!