We’re committed to producing the most energy efficient business lighting solutions possible, with a strong focus on the environment and sustainability.

Designing and manufacturing with environmental empathy

As one of the UK’s longest established architectural and commercial LED lighting manufacturers, we understand our environmental responsibilities – and we take them seriously. Everything we do has some connection to the Earth’s resources or subsequent waste impact, so it’s down to us to minimise them as much as we can.

Here are some of the ways we do it:

Active management and departmental engagement with environmental issues

Members of the Recolight, the UK’s leading WEEE compliance scheme

Work in accordance with environmental legislation

Procurement practices to ensure environmentally sound partners and purchasing of renewable and recyclable materials

Follow business and industry best practice

Sourcing materials and services locally where viable

Utilise and develop environmental innovations – we’re now designing new products according to circular economy principles inc the use of 3D production

WEEE compliance

Working as a team for a better world

Adopting robust environmental practices doesn’t stop at our procurement and compliance practices. We focus strongly on waste production across the business, with the entire team committed to reducing our carbon footprint in as many ways as possible.

Whether that be through minimising paper waste, recycling redundant equipment, to conducting meetings remotely or using more efficient logistics planning to save fuel use – we have a policy in place to cover everything.

When it comes to our products themselves, we’re genuinely passionate about designing and manufacturing LED powered energy efficient business lighting that makes a real difference – both to your installations and to the world as a whole.

Our Statement of Commitment

Updated January 2021

Kemps Architectural Lighting Ltd is one of the UK’s foremost manufacturers and installers of LED lighting.

The group’s activities include manufacture, assembly, delivery and fitting of products directly to customers throughout the world. The company fully understands its dependence and impact upon the environment and recognizes the importance of sound environmental management practice. In turn we recognize the need to form partnerships with suppliers and sub-contractors who have an equal commitment to the environment.

Our management of environment issues

Our management of environmental issues – is actively pursued by our management, and our health, safety and environmental team, who will give due regard to environmental law, best practice in environmental issues in business and industry, and environmental innovations, and take advice as required from Recolight. Good environmental practice will in turn be adopted as part of our current operations and future business decisions. We will as part of our purchasing policy seek partners who have the same commitment to environmental issues as we do and have formally stated such intentions in their own policies.

Our focus on lower energy usage and efficiency

We use power in many different forms from lighting and heating, to processing and transportation. At all times our focus is to achieve low usage through cutting wastage of energy or by investing in energy efficient equipment, processes, systems and vehicles. Dual use of energy in heating and processing also cuts our pro rata energy consumption to a minimum which is always our aim. Clean energy usage is also important to us as energy can create pollution and this “whole” approach gives us a sound balanced energy policy.

Our focus on getting the most from material resources

We use materials that often are taken from natural resources such as metals (fittings), woods (packaging) and sand (glass). We adopt a policy of re-use, re-cycle and renew, such that no materials are thrown away, all materials can be re-cycled, and what materials we do draw from natural resources that can be renewable as well as recyclable are sourced accordingly.

Getting the most from materials resources means getting the least waste

As part of our main target to manufacture and fit our products to the best quality possible with the least use of energy and resources, we also focus strongly on waste production. This may be from our processes, it also may be from our people, and we work to a policy of every little helps so whatever can be re-used or re-cycled should be actively sorted and segregated from “waste” and re-used or forwarded for re-cycle such that our production of waste to landfill will be minimised at all times.

3D Printing

Replacing Aluminium with PLA & PLA/PHA Bio-plastics is one of the ways we now look to reduce the carbon footprint of our luminaires. Parts can now be made from renewable sources such as corn starch, cassava roots or sugarcane which saves two thirds of the energy to make traditional plastics and can all be recycled.

As a team

We continually make every effort to review our process’s and implement new and encouraging policies wherever possible. We ensure all our staff are fully aware of our sustainability policy and committed to implementing and improving it. Travel to meetings is reduced where alternatives can take place such as email and video conferencing. Alternatively, we arrange efficient timings of meetings to avoid both multiple trips and deliveries. As far as practically possible we arrange for re-use, re cycle of office waste including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment. We have invested to achieve a more paperless office by using software that allows all employees to share systems electronically and eliminating the reproduction of documentation for manufacturing processes.

Working with our partners

We recognise that environmental matters are worldwide matters as well as local so we will work with international suppliers and customers, but also local suppliers, customers, our employees and the local community wherever we can work in some sort of partnership to improve any aspect of the environment. We will respond to any environmental initiative wherever it comes from and will encourage our employees through our policy, our practical actions and the resultant environmental training of our employees to be fully on board with our policy and in turn make their own personal contributions to what should be a “worldwide effort”.