Daval, a leading British designer and manufacturer of fitted furniture, has won the Sustainable & Ethical Manufacturer category at this years’ Made in Yorkshire Awards.
Daval received the award, which recognises companies for their excellent sustainability strategies, after judges were impressed by its closed-looped production system – a process which uses sawdust and waste in a biomass to heat its Huddersfield factory.
As a result of the system, Daval has reduced its carbon emissions by 130 tonnes annually. All production waste is recycled and the company's made-to-measure, made-to-order furniture is built from sustainable materials.
Having received the award, Daval will now automatically have the chance to compete against other regional winners in the prestigious Made in the UK Awards 2020: held in Liverpool later this year and recognised as the UK’s largest national, manufacturing awards ceremony.
Simon Bodsworth, Managing Director at Daval said: ‘We are over the moon to be acknowledged for our business efforts once again and are extremely proud to be a part of a growing British manufacturing legacy in our local area and beyond. It is therefore a huge privilege to be honoured with a manufacturing award that recognises our developments in sustainable and ethical production, at a time when we have just introduced our brand new eco-friendly Renzo kitchen: a cutting-edge furniture range with sustainability at its heart. For over 40 years we have been committed to the environment, from including the nightingale in our original brand logo through to our exclusive combination of state-of-the-art software system technology and extremely efficient manufacturing techniques.’