Sleepeezee, one of the UK’s leading mattress and bed manufacturers, is ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainable industry practices, having secured Planet Mark certification for the second year running.
As a partner of The Eden Project, Planet Mark is a trusted international symbol for businesses demonstrating continual improvement in environmental sustainability by using one metric – C02. Members of the Planet Mark can also choose to measure Social Value, which provides a more holistic view of an organisation’s positive contributions to society and the environment.
Having been awarded Carbon Neutral Status in 2017 and achieving pas2060 Carbon Neutral Status in 2020, the bedmaker has offset over 1388 tonnes of CO2 from 2017-19, with no waste going to landfill since 2012. Put into context, that is the equivalent of offsetting 30 homes or taking over 300 cars off the road.
Eco-friendly initiatives are at the forefront of Sleepeezee’s corporate goals, from ethically sourced materials and forward-thinking manufacturing processes to environmental projects at both a local and international level. From planting 478 trees in local schools in Kent to supporting fossil fuel reduction schemes in Indonesia and India, and deforestation projects in the Amazon, Sleepeezee aims to make a positive global impact.
Joint MD Howard Wilson says: “Our business is dependent on natural resources to make beds that deliver an excellent night’s sleep. We have a simple and clear belief that one of our fundamental duties is to ensure our activities do not have a detrimental impact on the planet.
“The Planet Mark has undoubtedly helped us achieve these milestones by providing an independent, credible reporting system, encouraging us to continually focus on new objectives and communicate to our stakeholders while enabling the business to grow without compromising our ultimate responsibility – to safeguard the planet for future generations. Sleepeezee is proud to be the first bed manufacturer to achieve the Planet Mark, and to maintain this for the second year running.”
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