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By Furniture News Jan 22, 2015

Sustainability Award 2015 call for entries

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, has announced that entries are now open for the Sustainability Award 2015.

As champion for the industry, The Furniture Makers' Company promotes through the prestigious Guild Mark schemes that recognise excellence in the areas of furniture design, bespoke furniture making and series furniture manufacturing.

The Sustainability Award is presented each year to recognise improvements in furniture manufacturing sustainability in its widest sense, looking at all aspects of how a business is operated, including waste and energy management, design/process/product improvements, packaging, transportation, procurement, end-of-life management, client relationships, supplier management, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility.

“We are looking for companies determined to leave a fine legacy to future generations,” says the master, Paul von der Heyde.

The award is based on the foundation provided by the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme, FISP, administered by FIRA, with a rigorous audit of members’ activities. All FISP full members which manufacture in Great Britain are eligible to apply.

FISP certificated companies are invited to submit case studies for consideration by a panel of judges who will select the manufacturer deemed to have made the best contribution to sustainable manufacturing in the previous year. The size of the business concerned will be taken into account so that the relative importance of their progress can be measured to equalise opportunities.

Sustainability is also one of the criteria used when assessing eligibility for the ultimate select award of The Furniture Makers’ Company Manufacturing Guild Mark, limited to the top 50 British furniture manufacturers, and FISP certified companies are encouraged to apply for this as well.

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