19 May 2024, 09:40
By Furniture News Sept 10, 2021

Bedmaker unveils new sustainability report

Harrison Spinks is bolstering its sustainability credentials by launching a dedicated recycling plant and unveiling its first annual sustainability report

Having been at the forefront of sustainable bedmaking for years – including innovations in glue-free, foam-free and FR chemical treatment-free manufacturing – Harrison Spinks has pledged to reach net carbon zero by 2023 through its focus on ethical and sustainable circular design.  

The company’s recycling plant is located in Scunthorpe, and will facilitate the disassembly and recycling of all Harrison Spinks mattresses containing its patented Cortec spring systems. The recycled components can be reprocessed into new raw material for future use as part of the company's ‘circular by design’ ethos, meaning that no Harrison Spinks mattress should end up in landfill. 

Other sustainable initiatives announced in the Sustainability Report include: the appointment of a taskforce to deliver sustainable initiatives on a monthly basis; further investment in in-house weaving looms to reduce carbon footprint; launching Harrison Spinks Renewables, with plans to invest in solar projects in the future; significant tree planting with The Northern Forest; partnering with British Wool to be the first bed manufacturer to be part of its new traceable wool initiative supporting British farmers; and going fully electric with all on-site and company vehicles. 

Director of sustainability & innovation, Richard Essery, comments: “Our Beyond Circular approach sees us commit to an entirely recyclable, reusable and zero-to-landfill production to ensure we continue to lead the way in sustainability and change the way the world sleeps. 

“The innovative work and initiatives of the business are contributing to saving the planet in many ways. The continued efforts to make entirely sustainable products, from the initial stages of growing materials to the end of their long life, have been happening behind the scenes, and it’s time to share these in detail. 

“While we’ve set the wheels in motion, we’re not afraid to recognise that more needs to be done to become a completely sustainable business, for both the health of our customers and the benefit of the environment. We’re immensely proud to unveil our latest sustainable innovations and future plans through our sustainability report.” 

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