Sustainability has become a hot topic in recent years. As well as government initiatives encouraging us to recycle and save energy in our homes, businesses have begun to pay close attention to sustainability. Sustainability covers a wide range of environmental and social aspects including reduction of carbon emissions, eco-friendly supply chains, energy-efficient processes and machinery as well as workplace health and safety and good employee work-life balance.

At Retail Furniture, we believe sustainability is one of the key factors in ensuring our continued success. We take our environmental commitments very seriously and have taken a number of steps to make sure we’re doing our bit to create a more sustainable world.

Discover our sustainability policies…

Recycling is a key element of our environmental policy. More than £140,000 was invested in our cutting edge extraction and wood burning system. With this new system, we can keep our factory heated throughout the colder months. Everything is kept at an ambient temperature 24/7 – this not only helps our materials last longer but also keeps our employees comfortable during winter! The investment has been brilliant in helping us reduce our landfill waste, which has decreased by 90%.

We’re also keen to offer our clients a helping hand in their sustainability efforts. We provide counter removal and disposal: we will collect our clients’ old furniture, bring it back to the Retail Furniture site and dispose of it via our sustainable burning system.

There’s a strong focus on reducing our carbon emissions too. Our Homag Bargstadt handling machine has pride of place in our factory: its innovative design means it doesn’t use any electricity when on standby. It’s also mandatory for us that our suppliers are Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC®) affiliated, so you can be sure every step has been taken to manufacture our products in the most environmentally-friendly way.

We’re continuously working to improve our sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint. If you’d like further information on our eco policies, please get in touch – we’d be more than happy to tell you more.