22 May 2024, 12:21
By Furniture News Sept 14, 2023

Image Furnishings embraces a greener future

Over the past 20 years, Ireland's Image Furnishings has achieved some significant milestones, and have learnt invaluable lessons that have contributed to its growth and success.

The company is now looking to the future, ensuring that its operations have a positive impact on all stakeholders as well as the environment, while fostering a strong social impact on society.

From manufacturing to distribution, every aspect of the business has an ecological footprint. Image recognises that organisations have a responsibility to adopt energy efficiency practices, as well as source energy from clean sources.

The installation of new solar panel system on Image's distribution centre is the first step to reducing its carbon footprint. These panels will result in a significant amount of the on-site energy used being generated from a renewable energy source. As a result, 40% of the total energy used in the DC will be generated by a renewable source of energy.

With these solar panels, Image is now able to generate its own electricity and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future.

To further increase energy efficiency, LED high-bay lighting has been installed, with occupancy sensors and light sensors. The use of LED lighting provides a clean and efficient source of light in the office and DC.

The packaging and distribution of products can have a long-lasting impact on the environment, and adopting sustainable packaging practices is no longer just a trend, but a necessity, says Image. As part of the supplier's eco-packaging initiative, Image is now using FSC-certified carton boxes, which ensures all of the materials used are sourced from sustainably managed forests for the packaging.

In addition, the business is now using only GRS-certified recycled plastic, which will reduce the use of virgin plastic in its packaging by approximately -90%.

Image Furnishings is committed to pursuing its goals towards a more sustainable future. As a result, the business is not only reducing its environmental impact, but also driving innovation, creating opportunities for employees, and making a positive contribution to the community. Continuously bringing customers on-trend designs, coupled with consciously taking steps towards a more sustainable future, Image promises "exciting things to come".

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