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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

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, a company that guides businesses, organisations and interiors professionals in achieving the best quality and value when sourcing contract furniture, has achieved certification to Planet Mark.  

This is The Furniture Practice’s 6th year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its London office operations for the year ending December 2014 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. 

The Furniture Practice’s total carbon footprint in year ending December 2019 was 101.6 tCO2e, a decrease of 29.1% from the year 2018. The relative carbon footprint was 2.0 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 37.3% compared to the year ending 2018. 

Steve Malkin
CEO
Planet Mark
“These are truly impressive results. If there was any doubt, the huge decline in carbon emissions show The Furniture Practice is serious about sustainability. In an industry where quality is king, it is inspiring to witness sustainability blend so seamlessly with innovative design. I hope The Furniture Practice continues on the path of positive change, and serves as an industry exemplar.”

Certification story

Certification to Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in business operations by measuring and reducing your carbon footprint and engaging your stakeholders. 

Climate change is climbing the agendas of boardrooms across the world. Increasingly, questions of how to do business better are being asked, and industry must provide the solutions to shape a better tomorrow. Being able to demonstrate adaptability in the face of a changing world is essential to the success of a modern business. 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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