2021/2022 Sustainability Report 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.
Contents Message from the Managing Director 3 About this Report 5 About Us 6 Activities 7 Employees 9 Governance 9 Strategy and Policy 10 People 11 Planet 12 Culture 13 Policy Commitments 14 Stakeholder Engagement 15 Material Impacts 16 Economic Impacts 17 Market Presence 17 Environmental Impacts 19 Energy Management and Consumption 20 Emissions Management 20 Social Impacts 23 Employment 23 Remuneration 24 Social Value Projects 24 GRI Content Index 26 2
3 Message from the Managing Director For 45 years Alpha Laboratories has been providing quality supply and support to UK and international scientists for their diagnostic and laboratory product needs. The company remains today, as always, a family run business with the same vision and ethos. Alpha Laboratories is passionate about finding new ways to help science improve people’s lives by developing Diagnostic and Laboratory solutions. The business relies on strong working relationships with numerous suppliers some of whom have supplied the company for more than 30 years. Sustainability has been on our minds for some time with various initiatives but has really gained momentum in the last year as the Company’s strategic focus has been formalised with an internally developed Environment Social Governance (ESG) programme under the banner of People, Planet, Culture. People: we believe that change begins within and as an inclusive, ethical and diverse organisation our people are the most important part of our vision. We continually review our employee policies and benefits and have been improving them year on year. Employee satisfaction is regularly measured with our staff opinion surveys and we continue to invest in staff training and development. Equally, we take our responsibility to the local community seriously, whether that be by donating funds to local and national charities or awarding every staff member up to 3 days annually to volunteer in a charity or setting of their choosing. Alpha’s partnership with local schools and colleges has flourished with some 81 A-level students from Barton Peveril College taking part in onsite Science Aspire days facilitated by Company Staff. Similarly, our employees’ aspirations to reduce emissions has led to a number of initiatives and projects: working with RSPB volunteers to plant an Alpha garden and hedgerow; adding electric charge points, ‘Bike to Work’ schemes, a vegetable plot, E-Forest planting initiative, numerous new initiatives to adopt energy efficiencies, change in vehicle policy to purchase/ lease electrical cars only and a reduction in staff commutes by ~ 60% by adopting a hybrid working policy. Culture: in pursuit of innovation, value and performance we never compromise our ethics or caring responsibility to our employees, customers and suppliers. We have implemented a Supplier Code of Conduct, which is a requirement of our approved suppliers. We have built our reputation on high standards of customer service, integrity and trust. We have established an action plan which identifies projects aligned with the People, Planet, Culture pillars and our Sustainability Working Group meet regularly to ensure that we keep up momentum with activities and communication. Alpha values the external validation of our systems and hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 13485 certifications. We have measured our carbon footprint, which has been verified to ISO 14064-3. This is the first report we have produced based on sustainability standards and we welcome the chance to share this information with our customers and stakeholders. We are passionate about what we do and how we do it and as such are totally engaged in playing our part in improving the future for all. Rob Vint, Managing Director, June 2023
5 About this Report GRI standards reporting offers us the opportunity to highlight to all stakeholders that, as a socially responsible family business, Alpha Laboratories is committed to the three pillars of environmental protection and sustainable development; People, Planet, Culture. Guidelines and Standards This report has been prepared following the GRI standards to provide a more comprehensive and holistic picture of Alpha Laboratories Ltd. This report contains no data or information about any entity besides Alpha Laboratories Ltd. Framework and Thinking This report reflects the key themes and value creation factors of Alpha by collating information about the company and the selection of five material topics for focused assessment. All data and calculations in the report follow the GRI standards, and references to specific pages of the general standard disclosures and the five material standard disclosures are provided in the GRI Content Index at the end of the report. Alpha is committed to promoting sustainability as part of our corporate social responsibility as we continue to develop our business. We have identified eight UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will be referred to within the report:
About Us Alpha Laboratories Limited is an English, private limited company (registration number 01215816) with headquarters located at 40 Parham Drive, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4NU. For over 45 years we have been providing quality supply and support to UK and international scientists for their diagnostic and laboratory product needs. Our vision and spirit are to help science improve people’s lives. Through our worldwide connections and relationships with leading manufacturers, established and emerging suppliers, we source the best products to help solve the problems in laboratories or clinics every day. The following are the main products and solutions (For clinical, research, academic or commercial laboratory applications): Founded in 1975 Covering 18 countries 21 distributors from outside the UK i Our general laboratory consumables and equipment are sold worldwide, whilst our diagnostic product ranges are sold in the UK (with some restricted products to the Republic of Ireland). i Alpha has no subsidiaries, joint ventures, or affiliates. i Alpha Laboratories prepares its sustainability report annually covering the period 1st October 2021 to 30 September 2022, aligning with the financial year. i This is the first sustainability report to be produced and as such there are no restatements. i This report has not been externally assured. Diagnostic Products Assays and reagents for clinical laboratory and point-of-care settings across clinical chemistry, gastroenterology and microbiology applications. Laboratory Products Top quality laboratory consumables including pipette tips, pipettes, microtubes, racks, electrophoresis and PCR equipment. UN3373 Sample Packaging Expert support and specialist products to ensure your bological samples are packaged in compliance with the transport regulations. Research Reagent Specialist reagents for research scientist across applications such as neurobiology, proteomics, cell and tissue culture, stem cell biology etc. Products and Solutions We are proud members of: 6
7 Activities We strive to understand and help the challenges faced by our customers in their laboratories or clinics. Our goal is to deliver much more than just products. We work closely with users and key opinion leaders to ensure that we deliver solutions that have a positive impact: maximising uptime and efficiency, lowering overall costs, improving the supply chain, reducing health and safety risks, and supporting better patient experiences and outcomes in clinical environments. Our qualified team of key account and product managers can help build solutions for diagnostic or laboratory applications. Helping Our Customers Meet Their Goals i Custom Designed Consumables i Bespoke Kit Building Services i Pipette Service and Calibration i Instrument Services and Maintenance i Training for Your Team Gastroenterology Clinical Chemistry UN3373 Sample Packaging Point of Care Testing Blood Sciences Research Applications Molecular Biology Liquid Handling Applications
Trusted Service and Support We provide a personalised customer service. As an independent specialist our friendly, professional service is focused on customer needs. At Alpha we can provide bespoke products, services, and training to meet the requirements of scientists and clinicians in a variety of areas. i Local support through specialist, field-based, key account managers. i Comprehensive technical support and advice. i Responsive in-house service engineers. Warehousing and Supply At our headquarters in Eastleigh, we have several warehouses covering 20,000 sq. ft. which enables us to offer free next day delivery of in stock items to UK customers – supporting our aim to provide outstanding customer service. Quality at Our Core To support our goals, we have an integrated Quality and Environmental management system aligned with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 which is independently audited by a UKAS accredited certification body to maintain and continually extend these values. As the manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic medical devices, we take patient safety and risk management seriously. ISO 13485 is the gold standard of medical device quality management systems and achieving this certification is a direct result of our commitment to quality and safety. 8
9 Employees During the reporting year we employed 76 staff, 65% female; 35% male. All our staff are employed on a permanent basis. We support both part-time and full-time working patterns, which assists the needs of employees with young families or care responsibilities. Our existing members of staff and job applicants are treated fairly in accordance with the nine protected characteristics outlined by the Equality Act 2010. Governance Board of Directors: Name Age Range Board Role Ethic Origin Country of Residence Nathan Giles 45-54 Shareholder/Chairperson White British UK Rob Vint 55-64 Shareholder/Managing Director White British UK Anne Giles 65-74 Shareholder/Secretary White British UK Ann Giles 45-54 Shareholder/Secretary White British UK Talia Giles 35-44 Shareholder White British UK Our organisation maintains a flat company structure which promotes improved communication through all levels of governance. The development and success of the company are significantly influenced by these divisions. i The highest level of governance is performed by the Board of Directors, led by the Chairman. i On a day-to-day basis, the Managing Director (MD) is the senior leader. i The MD is supported by the Senior Management team (OM2), individual directors responsible and accountable for their specific areas of the business. Employment Type Employee Gender 75% - Full time 25% - Part time 35% - Male 65% - Female
Strategy and Policy Alpha Laboratories’ long-term ambition is to find new and sustainable laboratory solutions designed to further scientific discovery and improve the lives of those around them. Alpha’s People, Planet, Culture (PPC) strategy has been developed to support our employees, increase the sustainability of our industry and our operations, and ultimately achieve Net Zero Carbon status. Our PPC strategy is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have a sustainability working group, four of the members are senior managers who have decision making ability to be able to action change and affect the outcomes of our workstreams and projects. We have a PPC Action plan, which helps us to define, prioritise and implement our strategy. people culture planet 10
11 People Our people are the most important part of our vision. Supporting their health and well-being is a priority. Alpha offers a clean, safe, and secure workplace that treats everyone with dignity and respect. To achieve this; i We run a Well-being at work programme including healthcare, income protection, access to mental health first-aiders, counsellors, a cycle-to-work scheme and additional volunteering days. i We offer an Academy Program to ensure that training is provided wherever needed to help our staff excel in their roles and meet their career aspirations. i We work with our local communities to share our scientific expertise and experience to help educate and support young scientists of the future. Alpha contributes to the protection of the rights of all women and girls. Alpha’s senior management team is predominantly female, demonstrating our positive response to the Sustainable Development Goals; 5 – Gender Equality and 10 – Reduced Inequalities. Image right: Students taking part in Alpha’s Aspire – one of our Academy Programs.
Planet Alpha Laboratories has aligned its target with the NHS and is committed to achieving operational Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2040 (Scopes 1 and 2), and by 2045 for our broader Organisational emissions. We have committed to annually monitoring and publishing our carbon footprint to allow for transparency and accountability of our impact on the environment. To achieve this Alpha has implemented some meaningful activities including; i Office refurbishment to improve the environmental performance of our buildings, reducing our reliance on natural gas and electricity. i We have transitioned to electric and hybrid car fleet. i For several years, we have subscribed to a “Green” electricity tariff and to further reduce our dependence on fossil fuels we have installed solar panels at our headquarters. i We are actioning our sustainability commitments by investing in the local environment and actively working to improve our positive impact on the planet. i Our LaboraTree tree planting scheme creates a positive impact for our customers and the environment. Image Left: Bug Hotel at Alpha Headquarters to encourage invertebrate diversity. 12
13 Culture We are a trusted cultural partner, continually looking for opportunities to create innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the demands of our customers. i Alpha has installed processes to remediate and mitigate negative impacts from stakeholders through a range of monitoring and measuring complaints and responses. We have implemented KPI’s related to continual improvement, along with reviews of policies and processes for both grievances raised by employees and customers. Individuals can seek advice and raise concerns about the company’s policies and practices through our official website. i Alpha prides itself on our Governance, implementing policies to help us actively monitor and assess Modern Slavery, Anti- Bribery, Whistleblowing and Anti-discrimination within our internal operations. Approved suppliers are required to sign a Supplier Code of Conduct in which they agree to follow relevant local laws and regulations pertaining to social responsibility and business ethics.
Policy Commitments Our policies articulate our position on specific areas of business conduct and provide guidance to our employees and other stakeholders on how to address these areas. Code of Conduct Alpha Laboratories Ltd.’s overriding principle is to act responsibly and ethically in all business and social accountability areas and to respect the rights and dignity of all employees and external business partners in compliance with the country’s laws. Social Policy We have several policies detailing our expectations for ethical and transparent business practices both within Alpha and within our supply chain – promoting equality and diversity, complying with relevant legislation, safeguarding against modern slavery, ensuring fair pay for all and a safe, healthy, and secure workplace. Sustainability Policies We have developed several sustainable policies to encourage more sustainable behaviour both internally with our staff and working environment but also within our suppliers and stakeholders. Our Sustainable Travel Policy: i Promotes the understanding of the environmental impacts of travel. i Encouraging the use of lower-carbon methods of transport. i Supports a reduction in the overall number of journeys, where possible. Our Sustainable and Ethical Procurement Policy: i Encouraging suppliers to consider sustainability within their own procurement process. i Raising awareness to risks within the supply chain regarding modern day slavery and other ethical considerations. 14
15 Stakeholder Engagement Through our collaborative efforts with stakeholders and the broader supply chain, we work towards creating a sustainable future whilst being accountable for our environmental and social impacts. We aim to attract socially responsible investors, customers, and partners who value our commitment to sustainability. To actively engage various stakeholders, we frequently attend national exhibitions such as BSG (British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Conference) and IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Scientists) Congress, helping us stay connected with customers and like-minded industry suppliers. Customers We have dedicated field and office-based teams whose responsibility is to respond to our customer needs, supporting customers, responding to feedback, and seeking to process requests effectively and efficiently. Customers can submit feedback via our website, telephone, and email channels. Employees We protect our employees’ labour rights and prioritise ethical behaviour, diversity, and wellbeing. We regularly conduct employee surveys to actively seek ways to improve job satisfaction and retention. We provide our employees with training and development opportunities to aid career progression. Suppliers We see the working relationship with our suppliers as a key component to meeting the needs of our customers. Dedicated Product Managers manage individual suppliers, regularly meeting at annual industry events, via Teams and during site visits. Local Community We have several on-going schemes and projects which allow us to make positive impacts with different charitable and educational organisations.
Material Impacts During 2022 we worked with a consultant to update our vision, mission, and sustainability strategy. We conducted a survey of Alpha employees to help understand what they believe is important. We identified 5 material topics most relevant and important to us and our stakeholders. There are no changes to our material impacts since this is our first sustainability report. The selection was reviewed and agreed with our Senior Management team and Board of Directors: i GRI 202 – Market Presence i GRI 204 – Procurement Practices i GRI 302 – Energy i GRI 305 – Emissions i GRI 401 – Employment 16
17 Economic Impacts Our market presence and procurement are essential in ensuring we exercise corporate responsibility. Prioritising the sourcing of products and services within the UK and assisting our suppliers in optimising their own supply chains will help us achieve a more sustainable sourcing and manufacturing approach. Market Presence As the company continues to grow, we stay sensitive to market changes and look forward to playing an active role in promoting sustainable development. Market Progress Alpha Laboratories operates globally, with the predominant market in the UK and Ireland. The UK market offers unique opportunities to provide high-quality services and products through partnerships with hospitals, clinics, medical research laboratories and other organisations. Business with the NHS represents 52% of Alpha’s primary sales, emphasising the quality of products and services offered. Internationally, we supply general laboratory equipment and consumables, with our export sales accounting for 6% our business. To ensure high quality customer service we have international partners from various regions to provide opportunities to trade in local languages and currencies. These international partners are supported by a dedicated team in the UK to ensure that customers receive the best experience.
Employee Protection Individuals, both permanent and contract, are paid above the UK minimum wage to protect their rights. Alpha expects all suppliers and service providers to abide by minimum wage and living wage legislation and labour laws in their region at a minimum. Procurement Practices Procurement is a critical aspect of Alpha’s operations as it is directly influenced by the sustainability and resilience of our supply chain. The company recognises that responsible procurement can reduce environmental impacts, promote ethical practices, and support local communities. Sustainable procurement can have additional economic benefits by promoting local economic development and increasing employment opportunities. Operating from a single location in Hampshire, UK, we choose to prioritise the ‘local’ sourcing of products from UK businesses wherever possible to continue to support our economy. This is reflected in our ethos and senior management team as all members are from our local Hampshire and surrounding area. Supplier Manufacturing Locations By Continent Europe - 26% UK - 25% North America - 28% Asia - 16% Multi-location - 5% 18
Environmental Impacts We take ownership of our influence on sustainability. Transparent monitoring and reporting are key to recognising our environmental impact and acknowledging that carbon reduction is critical to securing a future for all. 19
Energy Management and Consumption Using our sustainability strategy to guide us, we always look to preserve natural resources and protect the environment by reducing waste and reusing or recycling materials. For example, within our warehouse we re-use packaging to protect our products during shipping, helping reduce waste, keeping packaging costs down, without compromising product quality. Alpha Laboratories has been ISO14001 certified environmental management system for over a decade, reducing the impact of the energy we use has always been a key objective. Our energy data is collected annually to help complete our carbon footprint following the Greenhouse Gas Protocol guidelines for data collection along with ISO 14064-1 guidelines. Our Carbon footprint has been externally verified by an independent third party in line with 14064-3. During 2021-22, Alpha’s total energy consumption from natural gas and electricity was 100, 196.3 kWh. Electricity is the main energy source for Alpha, with close to a 69% share (68, 877.3kWh) of all energy consumed. This has led to the financial investment and installation of solar panels, which we expect to support 98% of our electricity consumption during the summer months. Reporting Year 2021-22 Natural Gas 31,319 kWh Electricity 68,877.3 kWh Total Energy Consumption 100,196.3 kWh Emissions Management As a key supplier to the NHS, we have published our Carbon Reduction Plan on our website available to all stakeholders. This details a breakdown of our carbon footprint and further energy reduction projects; past, present, and future, focusing on its positive impacts to our economy, environment, and people. As a supplier to the NHS, Alpha is also committed to complying with the NHS Social Value Charter and the NHS Evergreen Assessment. Alpha will reduce its emissions in line with NHS emission reductions and ensure no more than 5% of Scope 1 and 2 emissions and 10% of Scope 3 residual emissions remain by 2045. Carbon Footprint and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Alpha has been monitoring its carbon footprint for several years with previous baseline year emissions calculated from the 2018/19 financial year. Due to a change in methodology in the latest reporting period, Alpha reset its baseline year to 2021/22. Carbon footprint reporting includes 20
21 Completed Carbon Reduction Projects Case study 1: Retrofit/Office Refurbishment Actions: We have replaced the standard roofing with an advanced Trisomet trapezoidal roofing system and upgraded existing lighting to LEDs. Outcome: Alpha’s offices had total emissions of 13.86 tCO2e from electricity consumption in 2021-22, down from 23.42 tCO2e in the 2018-19 financial year. This is a 41% decrease in electricity usage. the following emissions; CO2, CH4, N20, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, and NF6. The baseline GHG emissions footprint for the 2021/22 financial year is presented below. Our carbon footprint for the 21/22 year calculated 3959.92 tCO2e. This works out at 159.65 tCO2e per employee, and 55 tCO2e per £million in turnover. Scope 1 Emissions Alpha’s sources of direct emissions are company vehicle travel, fugitive GHG emissions (Refrigerants) and Natural Gas. Our Scope 1 totalled 30.49 tCO2e. Scope 2 Emissions Alpha’s energy indirect GHG emissions (Electricity) contributed a total of 13.86 tCO2e. Scope 3 Emissions The Scope 3 emissions, which make up 98.9% of total emissions are equivalent to 3914.26 tCO2e. Categories included in scope 3 calculation are as follows: purchased goods and services, well-to-tank, waste and water, business travel, employee commuting and homeworking.
Future Carbon Reduction Project Waste Disposal Alpha uses sustainable alternatives, recycled and plastic free products whilst also committing to recycling as much waste as possible. Alpha continuously reviews existing materials and packaging to reduce and replace where possible with more sustainable alternatives. The type and quantity of waste produced from Alpha’s operations will be monitored and recorded to ease the introduction of waste reduction measures. Electricity Generation Alpha Laboratories intends to harness renewable energy through the implementation of various technologies, including the installation of solar panels (2023). This will reduce electricity emissions as well as reliance on the national grid. Alpha has invested in Electric Vehicle charging points as well as the addition of an E-transit Van (2023) to cover local deliveries, reducing the reliance on fossil fuel-based courier services. Case study 2: Phasing out fossil fuels Actions: Alpha installed a new, more efficient boiler and the proactive electrification of current systems. Outcomes: Our natural gas accounted for 14.33 tCO2e in the 2018-19 financial year and has been reduced to 5.72 tCO2e in the 2021-22 year. This is a 60% reduction is natural gas usage. 22
23 Social Impacts Our employees are integral to achieving our sustainability goals and driving positive change within the organisation. Prioritising ethical conduct, diversity, and employee well-being, we aim to create a culture that supports sustainable practices and empower our work force. Employment Employees Through fair employment practices, training, development opportunities, and employee engagement initiatives, we seek to enhance job satisfaction, retention, and overall Organisational performance. In the past 12 months, we successfully recruited 17 new people at a rate of 1.42 per month, the majority of these new hires are between the ages of 18-25. Male 29% Female 71% 0 10 20 30 40 50 55+ Years - 6% 51-55 Years - 29% 46 - 50 Years - 6% 26-30 Years - 18% 18-25 Years - 41%
All employed staff are entitled to: i Parental leave for maternity, paternity, and adoption circumstances; i Group Pension scheme All Alpha Laboratories’ permanent employees are entitled to receive the following company benefits: i Access to group life assurance; i Enrolment in a health cash plan (Alpha pays Level 1 benefit in kind tax for employees); i Income protection insurance; i Company cars are provided for all Sales force and Senior Management; i Access to a 24-Hour Advice & Information Line including online Health e-Hub; Remuneration Our remuneration is documented in letters of appointment/statements of terms or contracts. Bonuses and incentives are awarded in accordance with company policy and other ad-hoc rewards are set through management/board approval. Social Value Projects Alpha is committed to contributing to the local community. We actively encourage our staff to use their additional volunteer days to take part in activities which mean something to them and their local community. We are grateful to have such active participation and support from our employees on all our social value projects. Two of our ongoing community projects are detailed below. Both these projects are supported by the involvement of our staff members at Alpha. For more information on active projects, please visit our website or contact us. Shakespeare School Alpha Laboratories Ltd has been partnered with our local infant school for several years, through various activities and donations including; i Funding for fencing replacement i Development of Sensory garden i Funding to refurbish practical room and working kitchen i Funding for replacement of playground matting i Several working parties supported by Alpha staff to assist in the delivery of the above projects. Employees participating in the Warsash Tree Planting project in collaboration with Hampshire County Council. Employees volunteering at Shakespeare School. 24
25 Barton Peveril Alpha Aspire The Aspire programme has been developed to help support our local community college. This project is hosted at Alpha HQ and invites students who have a career interest in the scientific or medical industry to learn through hands-on activities and talks with field experts. This gives students the opportunity to explore different medical equipment and career options. A subsidiary part of this project has been a collaboration between several departments at Alpha, who have designed and created an E-booklet for BTEC students. This booklet has now been incorporated into curriculum and within the last year this was distributed to over 170 students.
Name Description Page GRI 2 GRI 2-1 Organisational details 6 GRI 2 GRI 2-2 Entities included in the organization’s sustainability reporting 6 GRI 2 GRI 2-3 Reporting period, frequency and contact point 6 GRI 2 GRI 2-4 Restatements of information 6 GRI 2 GRI 2-5 External assurance 6 GRI 2 GRI 2-6 Activities, value chain and other business relationships 7 GRI 2 GRI 2-7 Employees 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-8 Workers who are not employees 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-9 Governance structure and composition 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-10 Nomination and selection of the highest governance body 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-11 Chair of the highest governance body 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-12 Role of the highest governance body in overseeing the management of impacts 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-13 Delegation of responsibility for managing impacts 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-14 Role of the highest governance body in sustainability reporting 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-15 Conflicts of interest 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-16 Communication of critical concerns 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-17 Collective knowledge of the highest governance body 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-18 Evaluation of the performance of the highest governance body 9 GRI 2 GRI 2-19 Remuneration policies 24 GRI 2 GRI 2-20 Process to determine remuneration 24 GRI 2 GRI 2-21 Annual total compensation ratio 24 GRI 2 GRI 2-22 Statement on sustainable development strategy 10 GRI 2 GRI 2-23 Policy commitments 14 GRI 2 GRI 2-24 Embedding policy commitments 14 GRI 2 GRI 2-25 Processes to remediate negative impacts 13 GRI Content Index 26
27 GRI 2 GRI 2-26 Mechanisms for seeking advice and raising concerns 13 GRI 2 GRI 2-27 Compliance with laws and regulations 14 GRI 2 GRI 2-28 Membership associations 6 GRI 2 GRI 2-29 Approach to stakeholder engagement 15 GRI 2 GRI 2-30 Collective bargaining agreements 15 GRI 3 GRI 3-1 Process to determine material topics 16 GRI 3 GRI 3-2 List of material topics 16 GRI 3 GRI 3-3 Management of material topics 17, 19, 23 GRI 202 GRI 202-1 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage 18 GRI 202 GRI 202-2 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community 18 GRI 204 GRI 204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers 17 GRI 302 GRI 302-1 Energy consumption within the organization 20 GRI 302 GRI 302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organization 20 GRI 302 GRI 302-3 Energy intensity 20 GRI 302 GRI 302-4 Reduction of energy consumption 20 GRI 302 GRI 302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services 20 GRI 305 GRI 305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions 21 GRI 305 GRI 305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions 21 GRI 305 GRI 305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions 21 GRI 305 GRI 305-4 GHG emissions intensity 21 GRI 305 GRI 305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions 20 GRI 305 GRI 305-6 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) 20 GRI 305 GRI 305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions 20 GRI 401 GRI 401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover 23 GRI 401 GRI 401-2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees 23, 24 GRI 401 GRI 401-3 Parental leave 24
Acknowledgement We extend our special appreciation to Master’s students Qinyi He, Siyi Niu and Yunqing Li for the assistance provided in drafting this report. We specifically thank Professor Ven Tauringana, Dr Lakshi Doorgakunt and Dr Abeer Alsulami of the University of Southampton Business School (UK) for providing the technical expertise and support in compiling this Sustainability report. Click here to watch the video about the GRI Project with students from Southampton University. Any further information about Alpha Laboratories Ltd. can be found on our website: https://www.alphalabs.co.uk Contact person: Gaby Chambers, Sustainability Officer email@example.com 28