WILA Lighting is celebrating being certified as a Carbon Neutral company. The green credentials are awarded by Carbon Footprint Ltd; an organisation working with blue-chip and mid-market companies to support them in reducing their carbon emissions and engaging in carbon offsetting.
WILA Lighting Ltd is part of Experience Brands and is based in Oxfordshire, UK. The company specialises in the development of innovation and highly engineered, technical lighting solutions and takes pride in its ability to respond to project specific requirements through its personalised approach, delivering exceptional customer service and manufacturing flexibility.
Carbon Footprint Ltd presents an industry-recognised award to those companies that can prove their carbon footprint status. In order to achieve this, companies and organisations must complete a carbon footprint appraisal.
This year, the innovative lighting company WILA has gone one step further and has been recognised at the highest level of Carbon Neutral+ standard. This shows the company’s commitment to supporting a range of additional environmental projects, making them an example within the lighting industry.
In 2008 WILA committed to a carbon offsetting programme, and has since reduced its carbon emissions by an impressive 84%. The efforts demonstrate the company’s dedication to not only offsetting to neutralise, but also actively reducing their initial output, which they have achieved significantly over the past 13 years.
WILA has chosen to support a UK tree planting project as part of their carbon neutral activity. This is in addition to VCS offset – a project that aims to reduce deforestation in Brazil – where trees will be planted that will capture carbon over their lifetime, as well as providing habitats for wildlife.
Matt Vogel, Managing Director from WILA said: “We’re very proud of our work over the past decade to offset our carbon emissions, as well as significantly reducing our initial output. Our team has worked hard to achieve the Carbon Neutral+ Standard, and we continue to be committed to being more sustainable in our activities and processes.”