At SLS Select Education, from our supply chain to our in-house practices we aim to be the most sustainable and environmentally friendly distributor to the laboratory market. We have a continuous commitment to offering sustainable products that offer the highest levels of build quality and performance, the longest lifespan and the lowest running costs. Through our dedicated sustainability team, we continuously review our range whilst ensuring our own practices meet the highest environmental standards.
It is our promise to support our customers in their efforts to eliminate needless expenditure and minimise the environmental impact of their research and processes. Working closely together, we remain committed to helping our customers achieve their own sustainability targets, delivering a better world for us and future generations.
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Here are a few of the initiatives we're currently running:
Implementation of a new paperless Warehouse Management System saving approx. 160,000 sheets of paper a year
We reuse any VOID FILLER MATERIAL sent by our suppliers
in a new insulated roof to the Nottingham site, reducing heat loss, leading to less gas usage
100 fluorescent tubes recycled
245kg non-obligated WEEE waste recycled
101kg hazardous non-obligated WEEE waste recycled
have Euro 6 engines (The Euro 6 standard sets out the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions since September 2015. Over half of our deliveries are 100% carbon offset
we will have planted 1000 trees which will offset 33.33 tons of CO2 (per year) – minimising our impact on the environment and our carbon footprint
1.020 tons of waste glass to new
21.6 tons of cardboard recycled
2.904 tons mixed plastics recycled
4.5 tons of office paper recycled
In partnership with Clover Environmental solutions, each collection raises money for charities, Bullying UK & Leeds.
100% waste diverted from landfill equating to a CO2 reduction equal to four cars off the road for a year or 33 trees planted over their lifetime
All cardboard boxes bought for packaging are from FSC CERTIFIED SOURCES
in a high speed environmental automatic door at goods in, to prevent heat loss leading to less gas usage
of our Nottingham facility uses low energy motion sensor LED lighting
We have joined Nottingham’s Tram2Work scheme to encourage more employees to use public transport
the use of which has been eliminated due to EVERYONE at the Nottingham site having been given reusable cups for use with the vending machines
of tip boxes removed from customers' sites under our waste to energy scheme. We are currently trialing a Plastic2Purpose scheme.
in electricity consumption between 2016 and 2019 despite operating for longer hours
Our catalogues are all recyclable and we encourage our customers to do so
Glass centrifuge tubes
Volumetric (bulb) pipettes or graduated if Class A accuracy is not required. <1mL - use microsyringe with repeating despenser attachment
Weighing papers or glass boats, FSC certified paper or weighing boats
Tubes & bottles
Substitute glass wherever possible
Labs consume three to five times more energy than the equivalent sized office
Estimated life span of product
Origin of product
Disposal/removal of product
Packaging and disposal thereof
We take our CSR very seriously and this not only covers our sustainability goals, but other areas including human rights, equal opportunities, modern slavery, environmental and waste management.
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