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Case Study: Alpha Glazing

Meet Alpha Glazing, a premier service provider for some of the UK’s largest retailers. Committed to environmental responsibility, the company partnered with Right Digital Solutions (RDS) to optimise their sustainability practices. In this case study, you’ll get a panoramic view of how we helped Alpha Glazing achieve crystal-clear improvements in operational efficiency and environmental stewardship.


The Summary

Windows are said to be the eyes to the soul of any building. Alpha Glazing knows this all too well. As such, they have built a well-earned reputation for its 24/7 emergency glazing and planned replacement services. Alpha Glazing operates under stringent service level agreements which are hinged on high service and security standards. To achieve these goals, they stepped through the looking glass, partnering with RDS for a comprehensive Tech Check in Sustainability.

The company, like many in the industry, faced the challenge of managing waste effectively. With increasing regulatory pressures, particularly from Section 172 of the UK Companies Act 2006, Alpha Glazing sought windows of opportunity to:

  • Comply with legal requirements
  • Align with their clients’ sustainability expectations

Here’s how we shattered all expectations.

The Solution

Here at RDS, we rolled out a comprehensive Tech Check on Sustainability. What came back was detailed business intelligence on Alpha Glazing’s waste output. This focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and covering relevant components of Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions. 

Our comprehensive review zoned-in on optimisation of waste management and carbon emission reduction. Taking a ‘no pane, no gain’ approach enabled Alpha Glazing to identify critical areas for improvement, setting clear short, medium and long-term sustainability goals.

The assessment included:

  • Scope 1: Direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
  • Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling.
  • Scope 3: All other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain.

Goal Setting 

Using the insights gained, Alpha Glazing established clear sustainability targets. These included immediate operational adjustments to reduce waste, medium-term initiatives to optimise energy use and long-term strategies to minimise their overall carbon footprint.

ISO 14001 Certification 

Alpha Glazing successfully achieved ISO 14001 certification, demonstrating their commitment to effective environmental management systems. This certification has positioned them to meet their ESG goals for the year and fulfil client contractual requirements more efficiently.

PrintReleaf Programme

Alpha Glazing joined the RDS PrintReleaf programme, which offsets paper usage by contributing to global reforestation efforts.

This initiative underscores the company’s dedication to sustainability beyond compliance, directly supporting environmental restoration.

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The Benefits

  1. 1Improved Compliance - Alpha Glazing now has a greater awareness of their environmental impact and they have implemented processes to ensure compliance with the Better Business Act 2006.
  2. 2Sustainability Integration - The integration of sustainable practices has streamlined their operations, leading to more efficient and responsible working practices.
  3. 3Enhanced Efficiency - Through their partnership with RDS, Alpha Glazing has made substantial progress towards their sustainability goals. The comprehensive Tech Check in Sustainability not only helped them comply with regulatory standards but also enhanced their operational efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Right Digital Solutions investigated many areas of our business, explaining through their Insights Report how we’ve performed in the key areas we’re focusing on internally. The data was eye-opening and assisted us throughout the business, helping us to streamline processes and achieve our ISO and ESG compliance. Compliance Manager at Alpha Glazing Grace Perks