20 July 2024, 13:42
By Furniture News Jun 13, 2022

Bedmaker celebrates sustainability wins 

Sleepeezee has reported another sustainable year of trading.

Sleepeezee has led the way as a carbon-neutral company since 2017, has sent no waste to landfill since 2012, and continues to offset its carbon emissions by utilising its newly installed solar panels and by planting trees in the local community.

In 2021, Sleepeezee produced 406.51 TCO2e (location-based), which, when measured against the company's baseline year of 2018, means a -27.62% reduction in its carbon footprint.

Andrew Reene, health and safety and sustainability manager at Sleepeezee, comments: “Since 2017, Sleepeezee has been consciously making changes to our operations in order to maintain our carbon-neutral status. We are proud to have noted positive changes in our carbon footprint across the company, most notably following the installation of our energy-saving solar panels last year.”

Since the installation of 591 energy-saving solar panels in 2021 (pictured), the company has generated a total of 129.59MWh of energy. 102.38MWh was consumed by the manufacturer, with the remainder being fed into the national grid, providing green electricity for the local area.

The utilisation of solar panels has also significantly reduced Sleepeezee’s demand on the national grid, and, by generating its own energy, the company has avoided a total of 11.84 TCO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent – the standard unit for measuring all greenhouse gases, which is used to measure carbon footprints).

Sleepeezee’s continuous improvement programme for waste segregation has also enabled the business to recycle +40.53% more plastic and +36.32% more cardboard per unit produced than in 2020.

Furthermore, last year Sleepeezee was able to trial its electric delivery van, which successfully delivered goods from the factory into the Greater London area.

© 2013 - 2024 Gearing Media Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved.