Due to the increase in population and the growing scale of human production activities, the world is facing severe problems of climate warming, declining forests, decreasing biodiversity, land desertification, atmospheric pollution, and marine pollution.
Carbon neutrality is no longer a choice between doing and not doing it, but how to do it? On 17th June, Signify announced that it had become the first and only lighting company in China to complete the BSI PAS 2060 carbon-neutral audit and, as a matter of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, Lipal Lighting is also committed to achieving carbon neutrality, starting with its new production and office buildings.
What is ‘carbon neutral?
To understand the concept of ‘carbon neutrality, we first need to know what ‘carbon’ is. In our daily lives, we often hear terms such as “low carbon living,” “carbon footprint,” “carbon trading rights/markets,” and so on. The difference is that the term ‘carbon’ here does not refer to carbon dioxide (CO2) alone but includes several major greenhouse gases represented by CO2. These include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). The emission of these greenhouse gases will lead to the greenhouse effect, which will seriously impact the living environment of the planet.
Carbon neutrality is offsetting carbon dioxide emissions from human production and life in an environmentally friendly way, thus achieving “zero” carbon dioxide emissions.
For manufacturing companies like Lipal Lighting, carbon neutrality will reshape the entire manufacturing industry and lead to an absolute reduction in carbon emissions, meaning that all aspects of manufacturing, from the whole to the part, will be carbon neutral.
How do we achieve carbon neutrality?
Starting with the brand new building, which is being built for completion this year, Lipal will use solar panels throughout the building and use 100% renewable energy in manufacturing.
We are also exploring and developing innovative lighting technologies, selecting and using more environmentally friendly supply chains and raw materials, improving more rational and energy-efficient logistics chains, etc., and reducing carbon emissions from our lighting product manufacturing.
Using these environmentally friendly methods, we will calculate the carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) emissions directly or indirectly generated by its daily activities. Lipal will work with specialized companies or institutions to offset the corresponding amount of CO2 in the atmosphere through tree planting or other environmental projects to eliminate our production operations’ carbon footprint and designate long-term plans for sustainable development on an ongoing basis.
Lipal’s employees also put carbon neutrality into practice in their production and lives, we call on many others to join us in promoting carbon neutrality.