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Sustainability

The Ilac Shopping Centre is committed to a sustainable way of working, using energy as efficiently as possible, complying with energy legislation and achieving targets in energy conservation. By 2030, we aim to be carbon neutral as a business.

The following includes projects the ILAC has carried out and are continuing to implement in 2021:

  • Introduction of the rain harvesting system for toilets

  • Upgrade public toilets with water efficient tapes and toilet flush

  • Bee Hive on our roof to promote Biodiversity within the city. This produces 40kg of honey per annum

  • Training with all employees and tenants on waste management and best practice’s on waste segregation  

  • Installation of LED lighting throughout to lower our carbon footprint

  • ISO standards in environmental management (ISO 14001) & Occupational Health & Safety Management (ISO 45001)

  • In 2021, the centre achieved the ISO for energy management ( ISO 50001. The standard will form a part of the Ilac ESG Strategy and help the centre to continue to lower its carbon footprint

  • Installing a Solar PV system on the roof that will generate 90,000 kWh of energy per year in 2021

Ilac Solar Panels

Energy Policy Statement

This Energy Policy Statement is to raise awareness on energy consumption and to reduce our environmental impact related to energy use. We aim to deliver on this commitment by:

  • Working actively on an energy reduction programme promoting energy efficiency across all activities on site and defined in the system scope.

  • Ensuring the energy policy is appropriate to the purpose of the organisation.

  • Provides a framework for setting and reviewing objectives and energy targets.

  • Identifying improved technologies and deploying them where practicable.

  • Implementing a continual improvement programme on energy performance, energy efficiency and the overall EnMS. This programme will address the products, processes and other activities with the most significant energy usage.

  • Developing energy conservation action plans and regularly assessing whether the objectives and targets are being achieved.

  • Providing employees with the necessary awareness, education and training to implement this energy policy.

  • Ensuring the availability of information and necessary resources to achieve objectives and energy targets.

  • Complying with all relevant energy legislation, legal and other requirements, that relate to energy consumption, energy use and energy efficiency.

  • Incorporating an energy efficiency evaluation dimension to the decision-making process relating to all future capital investments, facility upgrades and contracted services.

  • Support the procurement of energy efficient products and services that impact energy performance.

  • Support design activities that consider energy performance improvement.

This Energy Policy Statement has been communicated to all employees and is available to all interested parties and the general public.