LANA S.Coop’s commitment to the environment and to a more sustainable society is long-standing. By using wood from sustainable forests as raw material (PEFC certified) we demonstrate that we are a company that is committed from the ground up. By harvesting forests, felling the trees at the right point in their life cycle and then converting these trees into timber, we avoid large quantities of CO2.
However, a few months ago we went a step further and developed additional actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and by doing so reinforced our responsibility to prevent climate change.
On the one hand, we have installed solar panels on the roof of the production plant. This investment will enable us to generate 10% of the total electricity we consume, which amounts to around 6.28 GWh per year, thereby reducing our GHG emissions by the same proportion.
In addition to the energy benefits of photovoltaics, two of the great advantages of this system are that it can start generating electricity immediately after installation, and that photovoltaic panels require very little maintenance. The installation was carried out by the company SOLARFAM INGENIERIA, and we expect the panels to have a useful life of around 25 years.
Another of the actions carried out has been the installation of four electric car charging points in our car park area. Our aim is to give the people who work at LANA the option of recharging their cars while they work and so encourage the use of this more environmentally sustainable vehicle.
Electric cars produce zero emissions while on the road. They do not emit carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) or particulate matter (PM).
The future of the planet is the future of society as a whole and at LANA we will continue to take small steps as part of our commitment to the environment.