19/05/2020

The CLH Group invests nearly €5 million in improving the lighting system at its facilities, thus reducing its environmental impact

  • The new lights will make it possible to reduce consumption by 44% compared to the current system, representing a decrease in emissions of more than 1.3k tonnes of CO2 every year

The CLH Group will invest nearly 5 million euros in modernising the lighting system at its storage facilities by replacing the current system with high-efficiency LED lights.

The renewal of the lighting system will make it possible to reduce the current energy consumption at the company’s facilities by over 44%, which represents a decrease in CO2 emissions of over 1.3 thousand tonnes every year.

Lights will be replaced at the 39 facilities managed by the CLH Group in Spain, with work being completed during the first quarter of 2021. The new system will not only improve the lighting at plants but will also reduce light pollution and its impact on the environment, in addition to reducing maintenance and replacement costs.

This project is part of the company’s sustainability strategy aimed at reducing CO2 emissions by 50% by 2025 and becoming a zero-emissions company by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement of December 2015 (COP 21) and sustainable development objectives (SDO).

In this regard, the company recently signed a renewable energy PPA for the next 10 years and continues to work on the reduction of energy consumption by replacing its equipment with more efficient devices and incorporating new technological developments, as well as analysing other alternatives to make progress on emission reduction, such as self-generation of electricity with renewable energy sources and the adoption of offset measures.

CLH’s sustainability strategy also includes other specific plans and projects to strengthen its commitment to biodiversity protection, an efficient use of natural resources and the fight against climate change, as well as cooperating with the oil industry in the development of eco-fuels.

Along these lines, CLH recently reached an agreement with the Spanish Oil Operators’ Association (AOP) to promote the development of low-carbon liquid fuels and contribute to the decarbonisation of the sector. It also participates in two projects consisting of the promotion of the use of hydrogen and the recycling of plastic waste to produce liquid fuel.