Operations Environmental Policy


The Institution of Lighting Professionals has a policy to plan, undertake and evaluate our operations in an environmentally sensitive manner. We didn’t just write a policy though – we actually do stuff too!

Here are some of the things ILP staff are doing:


  • Working towards BS8901 Specification for a sustainable event management system
  • Recycling paper by shredding and supplying it to the Rabbit & Guinea Pig Welfare Trust for use as animal bedding
  • Recycling cardboard
  • Buying sustainably sourced paper and card
  • Using the ILP website with downloads and links to other organisations rather than printing
  • Using Freegle to pass on unwanted office items
  • Emailing rather than posting event joining instructions
  • Supporting a small local catering business
  • Asking event venues to complete a sustainability questionnaire and using this when deciding where to book
  • Switching off lights, heating, air conditioning and electrical appliances as much as possible
  • Recycling batteries, tins, aluminium cans, tetrapaks, plastic and glass
  • Using rechargeable batteries wherever possible
  • Encouraging event attendees to travel by public transport or car share
  • Supporting a small local office supplies business
  • Using public transport to attend events and meetings
  • Travelling to work by public transport, foot, bike and car share
  • Buying conference supplies from an energy efficient small family firm.

The ILP seeks to be as inclusive as possible, so if you have any concerns about applying for membership / attending our Exterior Lighting Diploma courses, LDC local events or our one-day courses for whatever reason please let us know and we will try to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that you can fully engage with the ILP.