Our range of services

We offer consultancy and training on a wide range of sustainability related topics and the following are some examples of current work:



  • Environmental certification - BRE, TerraChoice, Green Mark, GECA
  • CE marking 
  • Performance testng of products
  • Life Cycle Assessment and EPD production
  • Waste reduction through improved specification courses
  • Chemicals substitution strategies
  • New product development
  • Writing of articles, case studies and contribution to text books
  • Waste studies with manufacturer and academic institutions
  • New Product Development and green product marketing
  • Post consumer carpet recycling

Our services at a glance


  • Free initial consutlation and report
  • Partnerships arranged with appropriate experts
  • Research Grant applications
  • Tailored solutions to sustainability issues
  • Outputs identified and targeted
  • Value for money and positive returns on investment 

Clients and project partner list

  • Shaw Industries Inc
  • BRE Global
  • BASF
  • Knauff Insulation
  • Croner - Walters Kluwer UK
  • Lancaster University - Environment Technology 
  • The REACH Centre
  • Universtiy of Central Lancashire - Department of Waste Managment
  • Contract Flooring Journal
  • Flooring Sustianability Partnership
  • Taylors Solicitors - Construction Services
  • The Clean Close Company
  • SATRA Technology Centre

 We will be happy to talk to you about our work.  Please contact 077395 81090 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 077395 81090end_of_the_skype_highlighting
















Alan Best Sustainability Limited

Registered in England and Wales Company Number 8361235

Registered Office, Cumbrae House, 2 Penwortham Court, Penwortham, PRESTON, Lancashire PR1 9YX


Contact Details

Alan Best Sustainability Limited

Cumbrae House

2 Penwortham Court


Lancashire PR1 9YX

Tel: +44(0)7739 581090

E-mail: alan.best@alanbestsustainability.com


We're also available via our contact form.


The market for so-called "safer chemistry" is set to outpace the overall global chemical market during the current decade. Companies are reducting their use and generation of hazardous substances, creating safer products and lowering the impact of processes on human health and the environment.  The impetus comes from a combination of tightening regulations and demand from consumers for more sustainable products.

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GreenBiz Group publish their eighth State of Green Business Report. This is a comprehensive assessement of the global impact of current company sustainability efforts and the conclusions are a little pessimistic about current results.  However the future is looking brighter.  Are we sinking, swimming or just treading water when it comes ot sustainability initiatives? Go to the link and sign up for your free report,


ABS monthly articles on Sustainability from Contract Flooring Journal may be read here at this link going back to November 2012 



Mapei the global leader in adhesives and chemicals for construction based in Italy has reproduced articles from Alan Best Sustainability in its' in- house magazine which has a circulation of 145000
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Major conference hears top architects set out the need for greater transparency over toxic chemical content in construction products and the need to stop specifying potentially harmful materials particularly in health care environments.




With the EU's Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) coming into force this September, preparations are in full flow. While industry has some reservations on the provisions of the new regime, this  CHEMICAL NEWS webinar provides a solid introduction to the BPR and inform companies how to make the best decisions regarding applications for approval of biocidal active substances and the authorisation of biocidal products.



Effects of Human and Wildlife Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Examined in Landmark UN Report - Febraury 2013


Chemicals found in flooring and personal hygiene products come under increased scrutiny as UN and WHO note increasing scientific evidence of potential risks to health amassed from around the world.



Alan Best appointed 2014 Chair of the Flooring Sustainability Partership on which he represents Shaw Industries Inc.  This is a group involving manufacturers, flooring contractors and retailers, government and trade bodies, architects and recycling specialists working together to improve the sustainability of the flooring industry.


Chemsec increase chemicals on the SIN List

Over 600 chemicals are now listed on version 2.1, adding additional chemicals to the list based on information released from the REACH authorities. Many of the new additions are considered to be carcinogenic. The REACH SVHC now runs to 138 chemicals.

Bio based chemicals -when green is toxic

WHEN GREEN IS TOXIC - Article by Dr Mike Belliveau on the benefits and potential hazards associated with some  bio based chemicals.  Here's  a sample of what he has to say......" To make  PVC, the poison plastic, add two carcinogens, pump the resin full of toxic additives and leave a trail of chlorinated waste from production and disposal. Replacing the petroleum in PVC with renewable carbon hardly greens its lifecycle......."