Environment

Smith Scientific Limited

Caring for the environment

We are commited to achieving environmental best practice throughout our business activities. We recognise that the pursuit of economic growth and a healthy environment must be closely linked . We also appreciate that ecological protection and sustainable development are collective responsibilities in which business, individuals and communities all have a role to play.

We only work with manufacturers who embrace this shared commitment and we are constantly striving to limit the impact our business has on the environment, both domestically and globally.

Ethically Sourced

Smith Scientific Limited globally source product from the world’s largest suppliers of laboratory glassware. We work hard to understand our supply chains, including quality control, health and safety, environmental, labour and human rights issues. We will always work with suppliers to make improvements where their practices fall short of our high expectations.

Going Green

Smith Scientific Limited have made the commitment to become a carbon neutral business by 2015. Amongst other initiatives, we have embraced the latest Photo Voltaic technology to provide enough electricity to power our U.K Distribution centre as well contributing energy back to the National Grid. 

Smith Scientific is also proud to support the new carbon neutrality commitment from our delivery partners, D.P.D. From July 2013, through their ‘Total Zero’ program, D.P.D will ensure that every parcel sent via its network will be carbon neutral. Smith Scientific will support this initiative with no costs involved being passed on to the customer.

Sustainable

It could be argued that the glass industry is the home to recycling! As the material structure does not deteriorate when reprocessed, 100% of waste glass can be reclaimed and used in the manufacturing process. Every ton of glass recycled saves 1.3 tons of raw materials and 315 kg of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere during the creation of new glass, saving the landscape and saving energy.