Carbon Neutral bed manufacturer, Sleepeezee achieves certification to The Planet Mark

Sep 12, 2019 | News

By <a href="" target="_self">George Catchpole</a>

By George Catchpole

Marketing Manager

Sleepeezee’s first year of certification to The Planet Mark has seen the luxury bed maker calculate the carbon footprint of its UK operations.

Having achieved their carbon neutral status in 2017, The Planet Mark further strengthens the organisations position on sustainability, having set a target to reduce emissions by 5% year-on-year

Steve Malkin, CEO & Founder of The Planet Mark commented; “We are delighted that Sleepeezee has joined The Planet Mark community. Their longstanding commitment to ethical procurement and carbon neutrality is exemplary, but the team has chosen to go even further by reducing their own business carbon footprint and achieving The Planet Mark. This is outstanding work by a really committed team of people.”“Sleepeezee is excited to work with Planet First to help us achieve our  goal of lowering carbon emissions.  We are very proud to be the first bed manufacturer to be awarded The Planet Mark, this achievement is testament to the hard work everyone at Sleepeezee has put in to improve our sustainability performance and demonstrates that we are committed to  a lower carbon future,” Andrew Reene – Compliance Officer, Sleepeezee

Striving for quality and great value for customers, sustainability is an intrinsic element to company culture. This approach dictates all of their suppliers are to be FSC certified, ensuring the timber purchased is from sustainably managed forests. As well as operating as sustainably as possible, Sleepeezee also use a wide range of natural and sustainable materials in their beds, including British wool, silk, cashmere and horsehair.

The company has also, for a third consecutive year, been recognised for its continuing improvements in its sustainable approach to business following its annual audit by the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP). Since becoming a member in April 2013, this accolade demonstrates Sleepeezee’s excellence in environmental responsibility.

Having achieved their carbon neutral status in 2017, Sleepeezee  has also ensured no waste has gone to landfill since 2012. Since then it has further reduced its total waste output by almost 30%

Sleepeezee, a Royal Warrant Holder, was founded in 1924 by the Price Family in Croydon, London. It was in the late 1920s that Sleepeezee became one of the first manufacturers to produce pocket sprung interior mattresses. Today, it still makes all of its beds by hand using traditional time-honored techniques.

This year’s carbon footprint, calculated by The Planet Mark includes emissions from natural gas, electricity, fuel used by the fleet, electricity transmission and distribution and waste management for its Rochester site which includes its factory on Kings Road, dispatch and storage at Comms Park and Units B1 and C1 in Knights Park Industrial Estate.