We are working to be Carbon Neutral by 2030 by implementing a reduction strategy in line with the Paris Agreement which equates to a year-on-year 10% reduction.
We have set ourselves a target to improve our impact through reduction and not offsetting. The key to reducing our impact is to reduce our carbon consumption. We could offset tomorrow and claim to be carbon neutral but instead, we are focussing on an emissions reduction strategy under the framework of the international Science Based Targets Initiative.
To make this progress we must measure, monitor and reduce our scope 1 emissions. Then we look beyond scope 1, working with other partners to see where we can make progress with scope 2 and scope 3 emissions.
It’s not to say that we won’t also plant trees, in fact as part of the development of our new HQ we are rewilding areas and planting trees.
It just can’t be the only way forward.
We have an ambitious plan to phase out the use of Polyurethane and Polyester foam and fillings across our range by 2025.
As part of this process, we will be working through our existing product range, reducing our reliance on foam and developing new upholstery using renewable filling materials.
Not only are there material benefits but health benefits as future products will be free of the toxic additives that contribute to unhealthy interior air quality.
With our sister company Hart Miller Design we are working towards a B Corp certification in 2022. The B Corp certification is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
It will help us as we develop our products in line with the ethos of a circular economy and support our efforts to continuously improve our sustainable practices as a business and manufacturer.
We believe there is a benefit to sharing our journey to net-zero and beyond; the highs and the lows, the easy wins and the ongoing challenges.
We can only achieve our targets with the help, participation and knowledge of our clients, our partners and the wider industry working together. There is no benefit to one company winning the sustainability race; the greatest win will be all of us working together.
We will share our experiences through talks, events and learning resources with the industry, local schools and universities. Sign up to recieve our newsletter for more information and updates.
We want our business to be single-use plastic-free. We’re 80% there.
We now have to tackle the smaller amount of multi-use packaging we have yet to find a substitute for.
These plastics are often used for the protection of our products in transit, when goods are despatched to third-party installers or where we are not in control of the recovery of packaging materials.
In order to meet this objective, we will engage with all stakeholders in the procurement, delivery and installation process to enable us to deliver plastic-free.