SUSTAINABILITY

BEGINS AT HOME

160,000 SHEETS

Implementation of a new paperless Warehouse Management System saving approx. 160,000 sheets of paper a year

VOID FILLER MATERIAL

We reuse any VOID FILLER MATERIAL sent by our suppliers

£150k INVESTMENT

in a new insulated roof to the Nottingham site, reducing heat loss, leading to less gas usage

WEEE WASTE

100 fluorescent tubes recycled

245kg non-obligated WEEE waste recycled

101kg hazardous non-obligated WEEE waste recycled

VANS OUR FLEET

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

CO2 IN 2020

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

TONS RECYCLED

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

TONER WASTE RECYCLING

In partnership with Clover Environmental solutions, each collection raises money for charities, Bullying UK & Leeds. 

32.95 TONS of waste

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

FSC CERTIFIED SOURCES

All cardboard boxes bought for packaging are from FSC CERTIFIED SOURCES

£7K INVESTMENT

in a high speed environmental automatic door at goods in, to prevent heat loss leading to less gas usage

LIGHTS OVER 75%

of our Nottingham facility uses low energy motion sensor LED lighting

Travel SCHEME

We have joined Nottingham’s Tram2Work scheme to encourage more employees to use public transport

60K PLASTIC CUPS

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

1.664 TONS

of tip boxes removed from customers' sites under our waste to energy scheme. We are currently trialing a Plastic2Purpose scheme.

14% REDUCTION

in electricity consumption between 2016 and 2019 despite operating for longer hours

RECYCLABLE CATALOGUES Our catalogues are all recyclable and we encourage our customers to do so

TIPS FOR A

SUSTAINABLE LAB

Centrifuge tubes

Glass centrifuge tubes

Pipette tips

Volumetric (bulb) pipettes or graduated if Class A
accuracy is not required. <1mL - use microsyringe with
repeating despenser attachment

Weighing boats

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

Other Considerations

Estimated life span of product

Origin of product

Water consumption

Disposal/removal of product

Packaging and disposal thereof

Recyclability

CERTIFICATES

AND POLICIES

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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Carbon Management Policy
CSR Policy
CIPS Sustainability Index Rated Supplier
Enviroment
Policy
Waste Carrier Registration
Waste Management Policy