Today, we're looking at how Colombia, Germany, and New Zealand are promoting energy serving solutions in their region.

 

We're speaking with teams around the world to find out which actions they're engaged in, and how they're implementing them in their company. Today, we're looking at how Colombia, Germany, and New Zealand are promoting energy serving solutions in their region.

 

Where? 

Colombia

What’s the initiative? 

Melexa has refitted its warehouse and offices with LED lighting. This initiative is combined with the installation of movement detectors, leading to a significant reduction in energy consumption across the company, thereby furthering Sonepar’s goal of lowering its global carbon footprint. 

 

Where? 

Germany

What’s the initiative?

Across the country, 59 branches are currently making the switch. If the plan goes according to schedule, we will save 1,200 tons of CO2 by the end of next year. The company aims to equip all locations with LED lighting by 2023.

Four major CDCs are also converting to using only LED lighting in Lanken, Holzwickede, Garbsen, and Langweid should also be completed in 2021. These warehouses will be equipped with an LED lighting system with which, in addition to the reduced CO2 footprint, we can save approx. 300,000 kWh of electricity and approx. 60,000 € of current annual energy costs after two years.

 

Where? 

New Zealand

What’s the initiative?

Corys Electrical, have partnered with Ecotricity across all its branches including its Support Office, to ensure it only uses 100% carbonNZero Certified renewable electricity. 

Ecotricity are the only provider in New Zealand of 100% Renewable and carboNZero Certified electricity that is sourced from wind, hydro and solar generation sites. Any remaining emissions that cannot be avoided are offset by purchasing New Zealand Native Bush Carbon Credits to support New Zealand’s biodiversity.

Since Corys began their partnership with Ecotricity in mid-2017, they have avoided emitting over 700,000kgs of CO2, averaging roughly 180,000kg each year (the equivalent of 33 homes’ electricity per year)!

 

Visit our Sustainability here to discover more of our initiatives: sonepar.com/sustainability 

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