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12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Utilize energy efficient light fixtures

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SDG Alignment

Target Description

Level of Effort

UN SDG Target

12.4

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

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Assessment

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(1) Assess the performance of your current lighting system which includes energy cost, procurement cost, life expectancy, and maintenance during its lifetime.
(2) Compare the results with the expected performance of LED lighting system on the same metrics.
(3) Communicate with the supplier to gain information to leverage your position and to determine the possibility to influence their practices.
(4) Evaluate your current maintenance contracts with suppliers to analyze their probability of the supplier accommodating the change.
(5) Energy simulation tool to perform cost and energy comparison of upgrading to a more efficient energy system.

Opportunity

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Business:
LED lighting systems are more energy efficient and longer lifespan hence cost savings and reduced associated risk.

Sustainability:
Significant reduction in carbon emission, higher lifespan reduced material waste sent to landfill, and energy savings.

Strategy Build & Execution

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(1) Calculate the cost savings and check if it outweighs the costs of procurement and the upgrade to the new lighting system.
(2) Conduct market research to identify the most cost-efficient option amongst the potential suppliers for the upgrade.
(3) Ensure that your company (contractors and employees who may be inconvenienced by the upgrade) are aware of the reasoning behind the upgrade.
(4) Install the new lighting system in your facility.
(5) Monitor costs and maintain the new lighting system.

Supplier Negotiation & Contract

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(1) Negotiate the proper disposal of the lightbulbs with your supplier which were replaced by LED lights.
(2) Include a warranty clause that allows for replacement given new technology that gets released within a specific period or if not then a discount for the purchase of the new technology from the supplier.

Supplier Performance & Management

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Regular reports to be made available to check on lighting energy usage, and maintenance costs.
Integrate the reporting of CO2 emission reductions into the annual supplier performance management.
Schedule annual meetings to discuss new technologies or products released in the market with respect to sustainable paper materials and the scope for the procurement of such products.

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