Data Services

Greenstreets is one of just a handful of working methodologies currently acknowledged by the UK's Environment Agency to help businesses report their packaging data.

With over 20 years’ experience of providing independent advice to UK businesses such as Primark, Tate & Lyle, River Island and Starbucks, you can trust our Data Management Service to look after your packaging waste returns securely and safely.

How does it work?

Once a Confidentiality Agreement is in place, your packaging and sales data is migrated to our purpose-designed GRIPS™ software. This is programmed to perform logic and mathematical tests on the data and then cross-checked by our experienced analysts for any errors or anomalies.

This data is then used to populate the data form submitted to compliance schemes. When annual registration and reporting is complete, your data will be updated and maintained on our secure repository, ensuring that it is available for future compliance or other environmental reporting. Naturally the data is available at any stage for audit purposes or other client use.

Data collection and analysis activities can be summarised as follows:

  • Data Sourcing: Many companies have difficulty in obtaining accurate information about the packaging used for their products, especially those with multiple suppliers such as retailers. Greenstreets can help by directly contacting product or packaging suppliers on your behalf, using well established collection methodologies to assist in this process.

  • Data Validation: Greenstreets will cross-check your packaging specifications with other similar data from our extensive data repository to verify weights and other criteria. In addition, product and/or packaging suppliers may be contacted to validate the weight, type or other specifications used on the client’s products.

  • Sampling: If critical packaging data cannot be provided by the client or supplier, Greenstreets can undertake physical weighing exercises on a range of selected clients’ packaging or products. This can also be used to determine packaging material types used.

  • Data Analysis: Greenstreets data specialists can perform a range of routines and checks using the capability of GRIPS™. This allows them to identify departments, suppliers or regions that attract high obligation fees, enabling clients to apportion (or bill-back) these costs accordingly. Data can also be extracted to assist with Sustainability reporting

Contact Greenstreets now to find out how your business can save time and money.

If your Business has other producer responsibility obligations in the UK or internationally, Greenstreets can offer other services to support compliance.