Our Vision for Sustainability
At Ideal, we recognise the importance of doing the right thing by both people and the planet and championing a better way of doing business. We have long focused on the environmental, socialand economic issues intrinsic to our business operations and sought to operate in a fair way. Our Sustainability strategy focuses on our internal operations, how we manage the emissions from our supply chain and how we can help our customer work towards achieving their own sustainability goals.
Our Sustainability Plan covers across our business operations, our supply chain and how we can indirectly help our customers work towards achieving their own sustainability goals. It covers
- Sustainable Buildings and Environments
- Achieving Net Zero
- Responsible Supply Chain and Purchasing
- Recycling and Waste Management
- Diversity, Inclusion and Equality
- Health and Wellbeing
- Community Engagement
- Supporting Economic Standing
Our approach to sustainability aligns with 14 of the 17 Nation United Goals for Sustainable (UNSD) Development, which can be applied either to internal activities or to our supply chain.
Helping Make Buildings Smarter
A smart building is one that uses technology to enable efficient and economical use of resources, while creating a safe and comfortable environment for occupants. Technology is often referred to as the 4th Utility in a building, after electricity, water, and HVAC. This places sustainability at the core, and by designing, building and managing Converged Network Systems, Ideal enables the capability to gather and analyse data from the many thousands of devices in a building.
Sustainable Buildings and Environments
It is estimated that buildings and construction together account for 36% of global final energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions* and the challenge is to ensure that buildings become more sustainable and that the infrastructure supports the hybrid model. We understand that the value that smart buildings offer is considerably more than non-connected buildings. By layering the ability to validate, assure and monitor third party devices that are connected to the network, the building management services such as Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, access control etc. Can be managed centrally and monitored to ensure a building’s carbon footprint is minimised. Furthermore, we provide the ability to secure this environment, as disparate, large-scale environments, covering many devices and device types and potentially multiple protocols can cause serious risks and challenges to businesses. By offering such services to our customers we will be ensuring that plans are put in place to reach Net Zero Environmental goals by 2050 for all.