Our EngagementIn line with the firm engagement we have taken towards our principals, Leal Group has engaged in a crusade to improve substantially our commitment to a sustainable environment.This inevitably necessitates that we adapt all our business operations and modify our culture to promote sustainable actions in order to preserve both our long-term viability and our social and natural environment for future generations. It is now embedded in our Group Corporate culture that our actions towards a sustainable environment are paramount to our success.
Selective skips have been placed within the Group where wastes are placed in different compartments to allow easy sorting for recycling purposes. Several special bins with specific stickers have been placed at different locations to facilitate the transportation of waste.Electronic wastes are highly polluting and contain elements with strong ecological footprints. Due to environmental concerns, a specific location has been earmarked to store E-waste from the Leal Group of Companies in order to have better control over the amount of waste and to facilitate the transportation of the same to the BEM recycling plant.
Today, most of our buildings are equipped with underground water tanks specially designed to collect and store rainwater. Our existing rainwater harvesting systems located at UMLworkshop, KIA showroom, Leal and Co. and LCI facilities are fully operational and collect a substantial annual stock of rainwater. Water collected is used for domestic and gardening purposes as well as for the washing of vehicles from our workshops daily.
The Group is extremely satisfied with the production capacity of our solar arrays, and more PV solar installations are earmarked in the coming year to reduce our carbon footprint further. Our Group strategy is to reach at least 70% self-production sufficiency within the next few years.