Acuity Brands Announces A New Sustainability Initiative That Will Use Technology To Eliminate Waste

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Technology to eliminate waste

Through the introduction of scannable QR code instructions, Acuity Brands, Inc. announced a new initiative to reduce paper use by more than 15 million sheets and save an estimated 1,500 trees annually. The Company's shift to reduce paper use aligns with its digital transformation and sustainability goals.

"Our products last for years and sometimes decades, and over time, the paper installation instructions are discarded or misplaced. Giving our customers digital access to the documents they need helps minimize waste and makes our product information more accessible," said Trevor Palmer, President, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls.  

With the help of digital QR code installation instructions, the company should be able to cut its CO2 emissions by 423,000 pounds per year. Acuity plans to add QR code instructions to some of its best-selling products starting in May 2022. Instead of receiving paper instructions, customers will receive a QR code with their purchase. Customers will be taken to a web page with installation instructions and product information that can be read online or downloaded when the QR code is scanned.

"We're always looking for innovative solutions to serve our customers better and positively impact our planet,” said Palmer. "Once we calculated the benefits of using QR codes and how it would change our environmental footprint, going digital was the obvious decision.”

Acuity has made a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and to assisting clients in doing the same. As part of the company's EarthLIGHT environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program, paper documents are being turned into digital files. Visit this website for a list of goods with QR Code instructions. Visit our website to find out more about Acuity Brands' EarthLIGHT initiatives.

Source: AcuityBrands Investors

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