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Sustainability

Sustainability

Green Thinking in Black and White 

We care so much about reducing our impact on the environment, we opened a new division of our business called Sustain. Teal, part of The Senator Group, takes disused materials, packaging and redundant furniture from its own customers and recycles them through Sustain to ensure nothing goes to landfill.

The purpose-built £1.5million 15,000ft2 recycling unit has recycled more than 270,000 items and diverted more than 7.5million kg of waste from landfill since establishing this business. This equates to an emission saving of 8,790,798 Kg/CO2.

All furniture that comes into Sustain is stripped into its component parts – wood, metal, plastic, fabrics and foam – and then processed by the Sustain team. They are either made into other items, recycled or disposed of responsibly.

FSC and accreditations

We’ve been accredited with ISO 14001 since 2001, and are members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP), which is designed to monitor all sustainability aspects of a company’s facilities and operations.

Credentials include:
– ISO14001 
– FSC Chain of Custody
– FISP (Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme) 
– FIRA Club Green cert
– Waste Carrier’s Licence
– Waste Management Exemption at all recycling sites

 

Contract management

The environmental impacts associated with a contract are related to the transporting of all materials, components and finished products. To manage these impacts during the execution of a contract the fleet of vehicles used have the latest Euro engines to reduce carbon monoxide emissions and nitrogen oxide levels and our logistics department l meticulously plan deliveries to make sure our vehicles are full on the majority of return journeys by collecting packaging, recycling or raw materials. Route planning software is used by all transport planning personnel and fuel usage monitored monthly for every vehicle. 

Packaging Recycling Service

We offer a free of charge waste packaging recycling service after each installation, which ensures that your packaging is recycled effectively and responsibly, whilst also keeping you legally compliant with waste regulations and legislation.

Remanufacturing Service

Furniture remanufacturing can be considered as a way of turning your existing furniture into ‘good as new’. 

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