LED store refrigeration lighting used across more than 5,000 Walgreens store locations
Walgreens store refrigeration LED lighting is used in more than 5,000 locations and all new Walgreens stores have LED lighting both inside and out. LED bulbs typically last longer and use at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, saving costs in both maintenance and electricity.
Walgreens continued its commitment to replace lamps in existing drugstores with 25 watt fluorescent lamps, which are among the lowest wattage in the industry, while upgrading to LED cooler and freezer lighting and energy management systems at more than 5,000 locations.
By replacing aged heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and taking advantage of new technology and energy saving opportunities, Walgreens saved between 30,000 and 100,000 kWh per store annually.
Alliance Healthcare ‘super heroes’ UK campaign to save energy
As part of their energy care campaign, Alliance Healthcare in the UK launched two super hero characters to help increase employee awareness of energy consumption across the business.
‘Vicky Volt’ was introduced to show employees simple tips on saving energy, such as switching off lights when leaving meeting rooms, and ‘General Waste’ was introduced to help stimulate a recycling culture.
The business also reduced paper consumption by moving paper-based communications, including payslips, online.
Walgreens Boots Alliance energy efficiency initiatives for WWF’s ‘Earth Hour’
WWF’s ‘Earth Hour’ is a global annual event where millions of people around the world switch off their lights for one hour.
In March 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance supported ‘Earth Hour’ at around 4,000 store or office locations across the world, including the USA, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Eco-Lighthouse recognizes Alliance Healthcare Norge for sustainability and environmental practices
Alliance Healthcare Norge has again been recognized by Eco-Lighthouse for its approach to sustainability and environmental practices.
Eco-Lighthouse is Norway’s most widely recognized certification program for enterprises seeking to document their environmental efforts and demonstrate social responsibility. To achieve certification under the Eco-Lighthouse program, an enterprise must satisfy a range of criteria that is applied to all sectors, as well as industry specific criteria.
The Eco-Lighthouse Certification Report concluded that Alliance Healthcare Norge has had good environmental practices in place for a number of years and continues to strengthen its sustainability approach. The report emphasized that Alliance Healthcare Norge has very good procedures in place to help ensure the reuse of material in packaging and minimize the environmental impact when shipping goods.