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Emission sources: Electricity, transmission & distribution, natural gas, waste, fleet
01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020
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Sleepeezee, manufacturer of high quality handmade beds since 1924 and Royal Warrant holders from HRH The Prince of Wales, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Sleepeezee’s third year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Sleepeezee’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2020 was 386.7 tCO2e, a reduction of 18.6%. Sleepeezee’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 1.2 tCO2e, a reduction of 23.6%.
Sleepeezee’s footprint reduction saved the same amount of carbon as is sequestered in over 100 acres of forest per year.
“Well done to everyone at Sleepeezee on a fantastic year of sustainable change. As a Royal Warrant holder, Sleepeezee’s customers expect the very best – in their products, service, and in their environmental footprint. The developments made by the Sleepeezee team show its customers that the company is walking the walk on climate. I’m proud to work with Sleepeezee to create positive change in their business.”
“Sleepeezee want to make sure that our customers are able to rest easily at night. We feel an important element to that is to let our customers know that they are sleeping on a mattress produced by a responsible manufacturer, who is actively working on lowering carbon emissions.”
Andrew added “Being a member of the Planet Mark demonstrates that commitment to lowering carbon emissions. It also gives us access to knowledge and expertise not only through their team but via the Planet Mark Community. Being able to collaborate with the Planet Mark team & other Planet Mark members allows us all to move towards the shared goal of a de-carbonised future.”
Sleepeezee understands that its customers match its awareness of environmental issues. As well as becoming the first UK mattress manufacturer to achieve Planet Mark certification, it is recognised by the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme for its work in sustainability. It supports initiatives to limit its reliance on fossil fuels, clean its supply chain and offset its operational emissions. The company has also switched to 100% renewable electricity in October 2019.
As consumers increasingly demand environmentally friendly produce, B2C businesses must embrace sustainability to thrive in the modern world. From measuring and reducing its own impact on the environment to engaging its supply chain and stakeholder network, a modern business can’t rely solely on quality products, it must also ensure those products haven’t caused undue harm to the planet. Targeted and scientific sustainability policies are the only way to accurately respond to the demands of the modern consumer.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Sleepeezee has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.