Posted 9th Aug 2018

Furniture Makers’ opens seventh Sustainability Award

By KBBDaily on 9th August 2018 - 13:29pm
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The Furniture Makers’ Company has invited UK furnishing manufacturers who are “blazing an environmental trail” to enter the charity’s seventh annual Sustainability Award, which is sponsored by waste management company Hippo.

According to Furniture Makers’, the award – which is open for entries until the 7th September 2018 – considers “all aspects of sustainable business practices” including waste and energy management, design process, packaging, transportation, procurement, end of life management and corporate social responsibility.

“Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy in regards to ecological issues and are looking for products from companies they believe to be manufactured sustainably, with many prepared to pay more for them,” said Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman Ben Burbidge.

“However, being sustainable is more than a marketing gimmick, it’s a responsible thing for companies to do. The goal of the Sustainability Award is to recognise businesses within the UK furnishing industry that are committed to safeguarding our planet and leaving a fine legacy to future generations.”

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