Committed to a sustainable future
Lexel is socially responsible and environmentally aware. While customer service remains our top priority, we have instituted a company programme that reviews business activities and operational best practices to minimise waste and environmental impacts.
Our policies and procedures reflect relevant environmental legislation and are currently initiating an external sustainability review and moving towards formal accreditation, known as Sustainable Procurement Accreditation. Our goal is to continuously improve environmental practices and reporting to ensure best practice standards are maintained at all times.
Right now, we are focusing on the following areas of our operation:
The production of waste, particularly through infrastructure and hardware obsolescence, is a business reality. However, it is the manner in which an organisation chooses to dispose of this waste that largely determines environmental impacts. Rather than landfill disposal, Lexel actively recycles the following:
- Paper, bulk cardboard
- Plastic and glass
- Toner cartridges
Lexel’ Integration and Logistics centre pursues an end-to-end lifecycle approach to infrastructure and hardware acquisition and disposal. From deployment we also responsibly consolidate and dispose of old equipment;
- Returning obsolete technology to lease companies or other designated parties
- Reselling old products that still retain some economic life
- Donating equipment to schools and charities (on client request)
- And breaking down and recycling products at the end of their economic life
Technology and appliance energy efficiency
Lexel has taken the following steps to actively conserve energy:
- Server virtualisation has dramatically reduced our physical server footprint and improved computing capacity utilisation
- IT infrastructure enables staff to work remotely, often from home, minimising travel
- Inactive printers and PCs are maintained in sleep mode; and air conditioning units operate according to timers, limiting their operation. Where possible, such as warehouses, external openings to provide indoor/outdoor airflow will further reduce dependencies on air conditioning
- Light bulbs are replaced with energy efficient units. The use of natural lighting has minimised artificial lighting
- Holding tanks manage storm water, minimising use of public drains
We have recently made a big decision that will dramatically reduce company travel, vehicle emissions and improve fuel efficiency. Recent investment allows us to remotely maintain and manage many of our projects and customer sites. Additionally, the company’s vehicle fleet has been standardised on fuel efficient Toyotas with low emission ratings.
Lexel actively seeks out and recommends new products that offer improved efficiency ratings and eco-friendly innovation.
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