Hirschs eco story

Since they started out 41 years ago in a tiny showroom in Durban North, Hirsch’s have been very aware of their carbon footprint on the environment.

Comments Margaret, Executive Director of Hirsch’s

“We have made use of Solar Panels in most of our stores to save on electricity and use LED light bulbs instore

Our Milnerton store in Cape Town is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in the area for a number of different reasons from the paving in the parking lot that lets water run into the ground to the over 100 trees planted in our parking lot which was previously an empty grass field. In Johannesburg our company car is an energy efficient Prius and we really try our best to push eco-friendly products that reduce the use of electricity and less water. We also do our very best to educate consumers of the benefits of saving water and electricity when they purchase a new product.

When it comes down to product, we don’t to sell double hot plates as they waste electricity and are unnecessary. We also don’t sell bar heaters because they waste electricity. We only offer reusable shopping bags and our Hirsch water comes in recyclable boxes as opposed to plastic bottles. We are leaders when it comes to selling energy and water saving dishwashers especially the 6 l energy efficient machines. We encourage the sale of the most energy efficient front loader washing machines which are a lot more energy efficient than top loaders. As a matter of fact we refused to sell top loader washing machines in the Cape during the water shortage. We tend to promote induction hobs which use a lot less electricity than a normal hob.

We will continue to strive towards helping to keep our planet safe and green and help educate our customers to do the same when it comes to the purchase of appliances and electronic goods.”