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Environmental Policy

Introduction

This policy outlines the commitment of Sleepeezee Ltd (the company) and its parent and associated companies to manage the environmental impacts of our business activities.

 

Aim

Sleepeezee Ltd (the company) recognises the relationship between our activities and products and the effect on the local and global environment.  This policy demonstrates our commitment to reduce the negative impacts our activities have or may have on the environment.

 

Scope

The policy applies to all employees, visitors to the company, sub-contractors or suppliers at all times.

 

Equality Statement

The company has a duty to ensure that no person receives less favourable treatment from the organisation on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, religion or belief, race, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Data Protection

The company will only share information that meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.  Confidentiality and impartiality will be exercised by the company at all times.

 

Principles & Commitments

 

“any manufacturer that doesn’t think about their impact on the environment and the social impact will not be around” – Steve Warren, Managing Director

 

As a manufacturer of mattresses, divan bases and headboards the company is aware of its impact it has on the natural world and recognises the importance of ensuring that this impact is reduced as much as possible. 

 

Waste

Since 2012 the company has sent zero waste to landfill from its site in Rochester, Kent.  The company continues to be committed to sending zero waste to landfill and aims to ensure that more than 50% of all waste will be recycled.  This will reduce the amount of waste being used as refuse derived fuel (RDF).  In addition the company is committed to a 5% annual reduction in waste (kg/per unit produced).

 

Carbon Emissions

The company is committed to lowering carbon emissions which is why the company became the first bed manufacturer to sign up to the Planet Mark.  Being Planet Mark certified demonstrates our commitment to a 5% reduction of organisational carbon emissions per annum.  The company will continue to measure organisational carbon emissions every year and will ensure that this measurement is externally verified to PAS 2060 standard.  Annual Organisational carbon emissions will be offset every year to ensure carbon neutrality.

 

In line with the principles set out in the NBF Pledge for our Planet, the company is committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and the company is proud to have already achieved a 50% reduction in scope 1 & 2 emissions.

 

In line with our commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050 the company is committed to monitoring Scope 3 emissions and reducing them wherever possible.

 

Environmental Management System (EMS)

To help achieve our aims we have developed and adopted an Environmental Management System (EMS). 

 

Our EMS is based on principles to which the company is committed and which will guide the application of the EMS:

 

  • Compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and other requirements to which we subscribe which relate to our environmental aspects.

 

  • Continuous improvement in environmental performance through the development of appropriate objectives, targets and implementation of action plans.

 

  • Prevention of pollution and minimisation of potential environmental impacts.

 

We will demonstrate our commitment to these principles by:

 

  • Identifying and evaluating the environmental aspects and impacts associated with our activities and putting in place action plans to achieve objectives and targets for improvement.

 

  • Assessing the potential environmental impacts of suppliers of goods & services at tender stage and identifying appropriate mitigation measures, with particular attention to:

 

  • Improving the End of Life process to minimise the environmental impact.

 

  • Using natural resources such as timber, cotton & wool efficiently & sustainably.

 

  • Promoting the use of recycled products and the efficient use of energy.

 

  • Reducing the amount of waste produced and wherever practicable ensuring that such waste is recycled or disposed of with minimum impact on the environment.

 

  • Storing and using fuel and materials in such a way as to reduce the potential risk of pollution.

 

  • Regularly monitor and improve our performance through auditing, measurement and progress review meetings.

 

  • Employee involvement in environmental matters is encouraged at all levels and will be promoted through training and communication.

 

Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed in two years time or earlier if required by legislation, new significant guidance or in response to specific incidents.

 

Signed: Steve Warren, Managing Director       

Dated: 10th August 2023