Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability

Latest Updates

Keep up to date with what we're doing to support our Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Updated Carbon Footprint and Carbon Reduction Plan

    Have a look at our updated carbon footprint data. This is the second year we have had our carbon footprint verified by an external independent party, signalling our commitment to ensuring accountability and transparency within the industry. Also go see our new Carbon Reduction Plan, detailing our latest carbon footprint and updates on some of our on-going carbon reduction projects.
    May 2024

  • Environmental Awareness Training

    As of the end of May 2024, we can happily say 100% of Alpha staff have undergone either sustainability targeted training or Environmental Awareness training. At Alpha, we feel it is very important to ensure all members of staff engage in sustainability both in the office and at home. Going forward Alpha will ensure annual refresher training alongside other mandatory training including, Fire training and Modern Slavery.
    May 2024

  • Garden Spruce Up For Shakespeare Infant School

    Our volunteers took part in a range of activities; leaf clearance, repairing bug hotels, gardening, and removal of unsafe vegetation for the children.
    A lot of the children attending the school live in blocks of flats, so the school takes great pride in their outdoor space which is used for outdoor learning as well as recreation. The different areas, such as the Sensory Garden and woodland, provide exciting places for the children to explore and learn.
    April 2024

  • Christmas Delivery to Eastleigh Basics Bank

    Throughout December, Alpha staff were encouraged to make a voluntary donation of tinned or dry goods and toiletries to Eastleigh Basics bank – a reverse Advent Calendar – giving rather than receiving.
    Eastleigh Basics bank has seen a 43% increase in demand over the previous year, so we were delighted to deliver a number of boxes to them in our electric van!
    December 2023

  • Read Our New GRI Sustainability Report

    We are proud to be able to publish our first ever sustainability report under the GRI standards. This was a collaboration between Alpha Laboratories Ltd and the staff and students at the University of Southampton Business School. Read the Report here.
    December 2023

  • Christmas Came Early for Test Valley Students

    In November members of the Marketing Department visited Test Valley School in Stockbridge in our eVan, to deliver some much need supplies and equipment to their Science department.
    Find out more on our Community page.
    November 2023

  • Solar Energy Update

    October was our first full month of having all our solar panels up and running, and saw that they generated ~50% of our energy usage over this month. We are happy to see overall we have used less electricity from the grid in October. See our energy usage here.
    November 2023

  • Lab Innovations 2023

    We are pleased to have attended Lab Innovations again this year, where there is always a great focus on sustainability. This was the second year in a row we have been included on their Innovation and Sustainability Trail! We love encouraging our customers to buy more sustainable, environmentally-conscious products and supporting the industry become more sustainable overall. See you there next year!
    November 2023

  • Shakespeare Infant School Learning Lab

    Shakespeare Infant School in Eastleigh has just opened a fantastic new kitchen and preparation room. It is being used by all the children during the day and is open to parents in the evening, to improve their skills. This valuable facility was made possible through funding from Alpha Laboratories and supply and fitting by Howdens.
    We hope the kitchen will be in use for years to come and enjoyed by many.
    October 2023

  • My Green Lab Ambassadors

    We are proud to say that all our Key Account Managers have completed the My Green Lab Ambassador programme. This training programme focuses on 4 key areas of sustainability in laboratories. This brings new insights to how our sales team can focus conversations towards increasing sustainability with our customers.  
    October 2023

  • Mental Health Awareness Day

    On the 21st September, Alpha Laboratories held its second Mental Health Awareness Day at its HQ in Eastleigh. The day allowed staff to take part in yoga, enjoy a stress relieving massage and were treated to a tasty Thai food lunch from local company Mama's Kitchen. In addition to this, new starters were given a presentation by our 7 trained Mental Health First Aiders. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
    September 2023

  • Alpha Laboratories completes NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment

    We are pleased to have completed the NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment. The Assessment is a self-assessment and reporting tool and resulted in us receiving a Level 2: Comprehensive net zero targets and reporting for carbon emissions. The information reported through Evergreen is supporting us to understand our alignment with NHS sustainability priorities and identify those areas in which we need to accelerate progress.
    September 2023

  • Warsash Tree Update

    We are happy to report the 75 oak trees planted by Alpha staff last December are growing strong at the Warsash site. The growth of these trees provides vital habitat for local species and will hopefully continue to grow for hundreds of years to come. See our drone footage of the trees thriving!
    September 2023

  • Solar Panels at HQ

    In line with our plan and Net Zero goals, we have installed solar panels across the entire roof of our office, which will provide enough power in the summer time to satisfy 98% of our electricity needs. We have also installed batteries to assist night time fridge electric consumption and car charger capacity.
    September 2023

  • Shakespeare School Working Party

    Alongside our donation to Shakespeare Infant School of £11,000 to refurbish their practical room and kitchen, 12 members of staff attended 2 working parties to help clean and set up the new space. This area will be used by both children and adults to learn new important skills in science.
    August 2023

  • Mental Health First Aiders

    We are very pleased to announce that 7 members of Alpha staff have been trained as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) with St John's Ambulance. This means there is 1 MHFA to every 10 members of staff at Alpha. The role of a mental health first aider is to listen and offer a safe, confidential place to talk without judgement.
    March 2023

  • Electric Car Chargers Installed

    As part of our environmental efforts, we have installed 10 electric car charging points outside our headquarters in Eastleigh. These will be used for our increasing fleet of electric and plug-in hybrid company cars, and also by Alpha staff for their personal cars.
    March 2023

  • Alpha Laboratories' Local Tree Planting Project

    One of our contributing sustainability projects, in collaboration with the Hampshire Countryside Service and Hampshire County Council, is to help plant native oak trees in the local region. At the end of 2022, volunteers from the Alpha Laboratories team planted 75 oak trees at a local Site of Special Scientific Interest, as part of the Warsash Legacy Project. Find out more
    December 2022

  • Improving Wildlife Habitats at Alpha Laboratories HQ

    Working with guidance from the RSPB we have undertaken extensive planting of rowan trees and thorn hedging to attract and protect birds and other wildlife in the Alpha garden. Our ‘bug hotel’ made from pallets and logs will attract and support a diversity of invertebrate species and a raised bed offers staff the opportunity for some lunch time gardening. Watch our 'Big Dig' video to see how it is taking shape.
    September 2022