Approach to environment and sustainability
At Flexiform, we understand our impact upon the environment, and we strive to make our business as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. Our products are built to last, which is why we offer a minimum 10-year warranty on all of our manufactured furniture.
By minimising wastage, promoting recycling, and donating reusable furniture on to charities and schools, our passion for sustainability goes beyond manufacturing practices – it is ingrained into our way of working throughout the business.
We are committed to reducing the impact of our manufacturing processes on the environment, whilst also ensuring that Flexiform products are as sustainable as possible.
At Flexiform, we:
- Measure and control our CO2 output.
- Ensure our products are FSC® approved.
- Are members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP).
- Use fabrics from fully recycled or sustainable sources.
- Continue to improve our performance through energy saving initiatives.
- Ensure that our products are built to last.
WE HAVE ACHIEVED
67% reduction in water
2010 - 2016
37% reduction natural gas
CO2 Tonnage 2010 - 2016
26% reduction electricity
2010 - 2016
46% reduction of carbon
Kg of carbon since 2006
Recycling & Reusing
Sustainability is not just about manufacturing techniques – recycling and reusing furniture and materials is also vital to lowering unnecessary and potentially harmful wastage.
Our old products that are fully functional but suffering from a few bumps and bruises are re-sprayed and re-sold, as opposed to being scrapped needlessly. We also donate any unwanted but functional furniture to charities and schools.
For broken and scrapped products, we understand our responsibility to ensure that useful materials do not go to waste, and we make sure any salvageable materials are sent to specialist facilities where they are processed, recycled and reused:
- Metals are recycled as new raw materials.
- Cardboard packaging is recycled and reprocessed.
- Electrical items are separated and correctly processed for reuse.
Flexiform is committed to continually improving our practices, reducing our impact on the environment and promoting sustainability, and we are certified by FIRA, FISP, FSC® and ISO14001.
FSC® runs a global forest certification system which allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products produced from well managed forests.
ISO 14001:2015 demonstrates we are committed to reducing environmental impact and undertake audits evaluating our CO2 output, product life cycle through our Environmental Management System.
FISP membership demonstrates that we are taking our environmental and corporate social responsibility obligations seriously. FISP is backed by the entire furniture industry and is the mark of sustainable excellence.