ID Logistics SA reduces carbon footprint

ID Logistics SA reduces carbon footprint

ID Logistics SA – part the global contracts logistics group – has embarked on a national initiative to reduce its carbon footprint, starting with electricity consumption at its Gauteng distribution centre in Boksburg.

After reviewing different options, the company decided to partner with Raydian Power Solutions.

“In order to validate the investment and savings before we rolled it out to our other distribution centres, we first commenced with LED conversion as a pilot project at the chilled warehouse at our Gauteng distribution centre and head-office in May 2017. This was followed by the ambient warehouse at the Gauteng distribution centre,” says Dean Gardner, warehouse development manager at ID Logistics.

Since mid-November the project has been implemented at three sites in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. During 2018, the company will focus on peak-consumption mechanisation, as well as solar initiatives at the Gauteng and Cape Town sites.

Etienne Juillard, MD of ID Logistics SA, comments: “Our electricity consumption savings are impressive. At the pilot site we are close to achieving a consumption reduction of more than 25 percent over the past two years.”

According to Gardner, the benefits of the LED initiative include a glass-free warehouse, which enhances safety; whiter and brighter lights, which improve visibility; and, in the long term, reduced energy utilisation from the grid and increased savings on electricity consumption.

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