Our Carbon Footprint

Alpha Laboratories Ltd is committed to measuring and reducing its impact on the environment.

Annually measuring our carbon footprint is a key aspect of this.
Seeing where our emissions come from helps focus our energy on lowering our emissions.

Carbon Footprint Data 2022/23

Our most recent carbon footprint covers our last financial year (1st October 2022 to 30th September 2023). Similar to our baseline year the majority of our emissions lay within our procurement services, this makes up for just under 90% of our total emissions. We continue to engage with suppliers to find new and better ways to approach measuring and reporting on this area.

We continue to add to our accountability by reporting on new areas, this year we have added emissions for sea and ferry business travel and hotel stays. We continue to monitor our employee commute and homeworking emissions, seeing a rise in both these areas compared to our baseline year, now making up just over 5%. This accounts for the changes in working conditions as Alpha remains in a hybrid working system post Covid-19.

Energy Footprint

We have been measuring our energy emissions for several years now and have made active steps to decrease the energy we use onsite at our headquarters.

Initiatives such as recladding the whole building and installing an advanced Trisomet trapezoidal roofing system, the gradual switching to an electric fleet, and the monitoring of our refrigerant gases, have all greatly reduced our energy usage.

The installation of a new, more efficient boiler and the electrification of other systems has led to a 96% reduction in gas emissions. Our electricity consumption has seen a 5.5% emission reduction, which we hope to decrease further as we install our own solar panels this year. Our refrigerant gases have seen the biggest decreases in emissions at over 80% over the last 4 years. We are consistently reviewing our monitoring processes to ensure we can keep these emissions as low as possible.

Owned Fleet

Alpha Laboratories is actively transitioning from primarily diesel vehicles to a mixture of hybrid, electric and diesel. By the end of 2023, all diesel vehicles will have been replaced by either hybrid or electric alternatives. Alongside this we have installed 12 EV charging points at our HQ to encourage and support staff members' transition to hybrid and electric vehicles.

We have seen a dramatic decrease in travel miles within our owned fleet due to the lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, we are expecting to see an increase in mileage as society recovers further and our field staff are able to visit more customers on site. Thus, making it more prudent to switch to lower emissions vehicles.

Our Commitment to Net Zero

Alpha Laboratories is committed to achieving operational Net Zero Carbon emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2), by 2040 or sooner.

The company is also focused on reaching Net Zero Carbon for its broader organisational emissions (Scope 3), by 2045 or sooner.

Our Carbon Reduction Plan

We have published our Carbon Reduction Plan and detailed the actions we are taking.
Click the button to access our full Carbon Reduction Plan.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility

Alpha Laboratories is passionate about finding new and sustainable laboratory solutions designed to further scientific discovery and improve the lives of those around them by focusing on three pillars:

People | Planet | Culture

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