Design and fashion

The Furniture Practice

The Furniture Practice guides businesses, organisations and interiors professionals in achieving the best quality and value when sourcing contract furniture. Sustainability is seen as a principle that can extend right through their business.
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6 years

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Highlights

Measure

Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: The Furniture Practice,
31 Pear Street, London EC1V 3AG

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, homeworking energy (not included in total footprint), water, business travel, waste, paper, courier / freight

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

91%

Carbon reduction per employee

86%

Total carbon footprint

9.6 tCO2e

Total carbon footprint per employee

0.3 tCO2e

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG’s.

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Certification story

The Furniture Practice, an independent furniture company with locations in London, Manchester, and New York, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

This is The Furniture Practice’s seventh 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.

The Furniture Practice’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2020 was 9.6 tCO2e, a reduction of 91%. The Furniture Practice’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 0.3 tCO2e, a reduction of 86%. 

Steve Malkin
CEO
Planet Mark
“The Furniture Practice has made great progress in the most challenging of years. Sustainability is at the core of all the practice’s business practices; their whole team is conscious of its impact on the planet as they go about their jobs. I applaud the continuous improvement in sustainability and hope to see more great work in the coming years.”

Certification story

The Furniture Practice is committed to the highest quality service and sustainable practice throughout its business. From its core business practices in repairing rather than simply replacing, to engaging its supply chain through low-carbon couriers, to leading switch-off initiatives among its staff, sustainability is seen as a principle that can extend right through the business.

Businesses are increasingly looking towards their supply chains for sustainable solutions. In a world where climate change and environmental concern are rapidly rising, B2B companies must realise the potential of a robust and rigorous approach to sustainability, both for client retention and for acquisition. Forward-thinking businesses must realise the success in aligning a profitable and planet friendly agenda. 

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