The programme of installing LED lighting into all warehouse chillers at its Redditch site is part of a much wider programme to install energy efficient alternatives to reduce wastage throughout the firm’s supply chain operations. As a result, Oakland says it is now seeing savings both in terms of carbon reduction of some 21-tonnes as well as energy savings of around 42% annually.
Oakland International MD, Dean Attwell, commented: “By installing LED lighting we have seen an immediate reduction in our energy consumption and carbon emissions, with the added benefit of enhancing our team’s working environment as the LED’s deliver a much improved lighting solution that is more akin to daylight.
“Over the last five years we have more than doubled in size and operational scale, yet we have reduced our environmental impact over the same period as we travel on our journey towards carbon neutrality. The additional benefits derived from installing LED’s include annual savings of around £2,400 in maintenance/replacement charges because LED’s have a life span of over 12 years as opposed to our previous fluorescent tubes which we found ourselves replacing more or less every 18 months.”