Authentication Case studies
De La Rue Authentication exists to protect the revenues and reputations of our customers and we recognise that in the future protecting revenues will require action on climate change.
We are therefore supporting our customers by acting now to reduce our carbon emissions which will help De La Rue achieve carbon neutrality for our own operations by 2030. In the Authentication division this includes reducing energy use across our sites; sourcing renewable electricity; designing physical products that generate less carbon than previous generations and working with partners who share our carbon reduction goals.
Process Improvements in Authentication
As one of De La Rue’s Centres of Excellence, our site in Malta produces products to secure the authenticity of more than 13.5 billion items around the world and our facility in Logan, Utah supplies more than 300 million highly secure holographic labels. In both factories we are implementing projects, such as HVAC and boiler improvements, lighting improvements and, in Malta, cool-roof technology to reduce demands for energy for cooling.
In addition, future projects include lowering the carbon embedded in our products through design and materials changes and improved process efficiencies and we will be looking to increase the percentage of recycled materials that we will use in our physical product production.
De La Rue are also making changes at our Westhoughton site where our electricity is now from 100% renewable sources, and we are investing in new efficient compressors for the site.
Our digital solutions Certify and Traceology are just as important to our customers as our physical authentication products. In recent months we have moved our Certify solution from on-premises hardware installations to a cloud hosted solution which, studies have shown, reduces the lifetime carbon emissions from data processing and storage.
Taking all these changes together will enable De La Rue to deliver a more sustainable end product for our customers and to do our bit to protect the future of the planet.