British bed and mattress manufacturer Sleepeezee has reported another sustainable year of trading in its 2022 environmental figures.
Sleepeezee has been a carbon-neutral organisation since 2017 (upgrading this to PAS 2060 standard in 2018). The company has now announced that in 2022 it offset its total market-based emissions to maintain the organisation’s carbon-neutral status.
The Kent-based company is committed to lowering carbon emissions, and continued to offset remaining emissions by supporting two projects throughout 2022 – the Pacajai REDD+ Project and the Solar PV plant at Bhadla Rajasthan, which work to prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests and replace emissions of greenhouse gases with electricity.
Last year, Sleepeezee’s 591 energy-saving solar panels, which were installed in 2021, generated a total of 249,160kWh of electricity, which avoided a total of 52.59 tCO2e and helped reduce electricity use by -23.78%.
Andrew Reene, health, safety and sustainability manager at Sleepeezee, comments: “At Sleepeezee, we have been consciously making changes to our operations in order to lower carbon emissions and maintain our carbon-neutral status. We are proud to have noted positive changes in our carbon footprint across the company, most notably following the continued positive impact of our energy-saving solar panels and the projects we have supported in Brazil and India.”
Since Sleepeezee started measuring its organisational carbon footprint to PAS 2060 standard, using 2018 as a baseline year, it has reduced its absolute carbon emissions by -48.34% (market-based methodology). It has also reduced its TCO2e per £m turnover by -48.89% (location-based methodology) and -64.76% (market-based methodology).
As Sleepeezee heads towards its centenary year, the bedmaker continues to make conscious efforts to further its sustainability progress. So far this year it has installed eight electric car chargers on its factory site, replaced the final remaining fluorescent tubes with LED lighting in the manufacturing area, and is about to take delivery of three new electric forklift trucks, replacing older diesel models.
The company is currently exploring several projects to make further improvements. This includes modernising its gas heating to improve efficiency, improving the insulation of its buildings, and updating its machinery to more energy-efficient models.