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Sustainability

Sustainability

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have our own in-house Environment Agency approved recycling business called Sustain™. Through Sustain, you can access a number of services including the collection and recycling of your waste packaging and recycling of your old furniture.

Sustain helps us as a business too, reducing waste across our whole business using our ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ principles. The idea is very simple, we look at what waste we’re creating and work out innovative ways of reducing and or removing it. Through Sustain we recycled over 4,000 tonnes of material in one year and reused hundreds of thousands of items. We’re really proud that our own recycling rate is currently at 97.7%.

We've been carbon neutral since 2010, and we believe that our stringent approach to all aspects of sustainability and our competency in this area is underpinned by our active involvement within the Government Buying Standards/DEFRA Committee, and within Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme, and the British Standards Committee within FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association). Year on year we continually meet international standards and our own steep environmental targets. 

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 /ISO50001
– 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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