The environment

We lead the market in low environmental impact LED products and have the most efficient power supply units in the industry. All our products benefit from temperature compensation technology, maximising their lifespan and advanced optics that direct light precisely where it is needed. Many of our products have an industry-leading ten-year warranty.

We help our customers reduce their environmental impact through the use of LED lights. Since 2006, we have sold more than 2 million lights which we estimate now save our customers 120-130 million kWh of electricity per annum and avoid 1.1 million tonnes of carbon emissions per annum.

Our impact and environmental management system "ems"

The environmental impact of our operations is relatively low compared with manufacturers in other sectors. We are committed to continually reducing our environmental impact. We have performance indicators to assist local management in implementing the policy.

Our manufacturing facilities in North America and Malaysia are certified to ISO 14001 accreditation.

Group companies are encouraged to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, and reduce the use of materials in order to minimise their environmental impact.

The EMS includes procedures for the management of waste, trade effluent, hazardous substances, environmental processes and procedure, enforcement actions, and compliance with regulatory frameworks and legislation.

Furthermore, we are committed to elevating employee awareness of environmental issues and the effects of their activities through Company-wide promotion and communication. We recognise that simple and small measures taken in the workplace can have a large impact on the reduction of environmental damage.

Carbon footprint

Our carbon footprint is a combination of the CO2 that we use in production, and the CO2 benefit to our customers by using our fixtures compared to older, inefficient technologies.

Our goal is to be carbon neutral in our internal processes by 2040. We will continue to assess our internal carbon footprint for ways to reduce it and have started by preparing an Environmental Production Declaration (EPD) for our Vigilant bulkhead launched in 2020.

The table below sets out Dialight’s emissions in 2020 compared with 2019 in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulation 2013. 

Consumption of resources

 

2020

Tonnes

CO2

2019

Tonnes

CO2

Emissions from combustion of fuel
and operation of facilities

1,180

1,563

Emissions from purchased electricity

5,326

5,475

Total

6,506

7,038

 

2020

Resource

Total
consumption

(m’s)

Unit

Consumption per £
turnover

Electricity

10.1

kWh

0.084

Water

14.6

litre

0.122

Waste management

We work with our supply chain to identify opportunities to reduce waste at source, as well as recycling opportunities. In 2020, we recycled over 500 tonnes of cardboard, plastic, wood and metals at our production facilities. All administrative offices have a recycling policy to help reduce waste going to landfill.