Sustainable development has universally become a top priority, and the transition to a net zero world is a major challenge. Net-zero means reducing greenhouse gas emissions as close to zero as possible, and a growing coalition of countries led by the United Nations has set ambitious targets that cover around 76% of global emissions. This includes China and its “dual carbon” goal of seeing its national CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and then achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. In the security sector, swift and decisive action is needed to ensure we do our best to meet climate goals and create a more sustainable future .
To achieve this goal, security industry players are taking a number of new initiatives that can make a positive difference and two key trends have emerged. First, companies are striving to develop more durable products – made from more durable materials, minimizing the need for replacement or repair, and more energy efficient. Second, they pay more attention to making manufacturing processes as sustainable as possible in terms of energy consumption and materials used.
The good news here is that advances in technology are providing manufacturers with more sustainable products and processes than ever before. In particular, advances in AI (artificial intelligence), the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data have led to a more advanced and intelligent society, as well as more sustainable manufacturing processes and products. . The following sections describe in more detail the two main trends – production and process – emerging in the security industry to improve sustainability.
1) Green production: Creating more sustainable products
The first step towards greener production for security manufacturers lies in the path of new innovations in research and development (R&D), focusing more efforts on reducing the carbon footprint of their products and technologies while maintaining the quality and durability. For example, great strides are being made in reducing data storage power consumption.
Security manufacturers are also rolling out products with longer lifespans, products made from recyclable materials and packaging, and products powered by renewable energy. Each of these initiatives reduces waste and emissions. For example, the demand for solar cameras has increased in recent years due to its well-established efficiency in utilizing the clean and unlimited energy of the sun.
The “all-in-one” product design concept has also gained traction in the security market, as it combines multiple functions into one device, which is beneficial to reduce production materials, accessories and energy consumption. Using 3D technology to create digital prototypes is also gaining popularity, as it reduces the waste of materials and resources once used for prototypes during product development. Through technological innovations, greener designs will both provide a low-carbon product to customers and help them reduce their carbon footprint during use.
2) Green Operation: implementation of sustainable manufacturing processes
Security manufacturers are also adopting greener practices in their manufacturing and day-to-day operations to comply with local laws, regulations and policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions. More and more companies in a variety of industries have set medium and long-term goals for environmental management, ranging from lower carbon production, efficient water use and from waste and chemical management, to greener transformations of the office environment. ISO 14001-compliant manufacturers can bolster their qualifications by reviewing their production process and regularly auditing their suppliers to create a sustainable cycle of production operations and procedures.
As they become more environmentally friendly, manufacturers are looking for ways to apply clean technologies in their production chains. This will reduce the release of hazardous substances, such as wastewater and VOCs (volatile organic compounds), minimizing their negative impact on the environment.
On the operations side, green practices include encouraging paperless offices, choosing energy reduction systems and using recycling systems as part of the move towards energy conservation, reducing consumption and protecting the environment.
In summary, as low-carbon initiatives invade our global communities, the security industry can seize many well-known opportunities to promote sustainable development by producing low-carbon and energy-efficient products, and by leveraging more sustainable manufacturing processes. Many of these practices can also be referred by manufacturers in other industries who have already explored new avenues for cleaner operations.
Hikvision is always striving to improve its care and consideration for the environment, optimize the use of resources, reduce pollutants, and explore low-carbon technologies in its operations and technological innovations. To learn more about Hikvision’s commitment to sustainability, please visit our website and view our ESG report.
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