Tesco helps suppliers unlock savings with buying club for lighting

Tesco has launched a buying club to encourage its suppliers to invest in energy-efficient lighting, with Cooper selected as the lighting provider.

The Carbon Trust and 2degrees worked with Tesco to develop the scheme, which will be available to more than 700 businesses that are members of the Tesco Knowledge Hub – a group of Tesco suppliers who are encouraged to share best practices in carbon reduction.

The scheme aims to deliver savings of up to 25 per cent on the cost of equipment, and potential savings of up to 80 per cent on energy bills, by taking advantage of collective purchasing power to buy energy-efficient lighting equipment.

Cooper Lighting and Safety has been selected as the provider of LED and low-energy fluorescent lights, with Briggs & Forrester Special Projects as the installer.

Tesco is now exploring how this concept could be extended to other areas and cover a wider range of energy-saving equipment.

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