Caring for the planet

We're taking steps to lessen our impact on the planet because we recognise this is the right thing to do. We've focused on our operational waste and carbon emissions to reduce our impact on the planet while continuing to grow the business.

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Reducing carbon emissions

What we’ve done so far

We've launched an Internal Energy Management Policy and energy saving guidance for our colleagues

Our facilities refurbishment programme including LEDs, motion sensors and removal of gas heating helps us save energy

Solar panels have been installed at our head office

We've made charging electric vehicles really easy at our Head Office for our company fleet and visitors

Completed energy site audits across high consumption sites

Next steps...

Development plan for electrification of distribution network

Motion sensors and LEDs to be installed across 100% of sites

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Waste management

What we've done so far

We’re saving up to 3 tonnes of plastic film and 4.5 tonnes of plastic spools across our manufacturing departments through better segregation

We've implemented a waste reduction and segregation programme in our factories

Our advisor network have been trained on legal waste management

We now use thinner film on our pallets, saving up to 1 tonne of plastic

We’ve switched from using bubble wrap to embossed cardboard in our metal venetians packaging, saving 5.3 tonnes of plastic and making it easier for customers to recycle

Launched internal Waste Management Policy and supporting training and guidance covering how to apply the waste hierarchy and supporting colleagues with our duty of care

Reduced our roller fabric usage by 20 tonnes and soft fabric usage by 15 tonnes by optimising manufacturing processes

We're all recycling across our offices and canteens 

Next steps...

Introduce textile waste reuse schemes  

Conduct a product packaging review

Continue optimisation of materials usage

Sam Cutler, Head of Environment and Sustainability
We've made good progress in our sustainability journey. We're committed to continuing and strengthening this work and we’re really excited about our next steps.
Sam Cutler, Head of Environment and Sustainability

Sustainable products

We recognise the importance of increasing the sustainability and circularity of our products, and right now we're focused on growing the proportion of sustainable fabrics across our range.

We've defined sustainable fabrics as being made from a minimum of 50% more sustainable materials that we consider to have a lower environmental impact to conventional alternatives.

Look out for our ‘sustainable choice’ logo, indicating fabrics meeting this definition and making it easier for our customers to find them.

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What we’ve done so far

We have a range of Roller blind fabrics made from 100% recycled polyester

We’ve increased the number of sustainable products in our Roman blinds and curtains collection by 12.6%

In collaboration with the experts at House Beautiful we launched a naturally sustainable collection of Natural Bamboo blinds 

We've helped our customers make more sustainable choices by educating them about the insulating and cooling benefits of window dressings

Transforming textiles into blinds and curtains is a huge part of what we do. So, we are proud to have signed as a member signatory of Textiles 2030. As a member signatory, we will measure our impact and report on our progress to help deliver WRAP’s national textile targets: reducing carbon footprint by 50%, water footprint by 30% and creating a circular textiles roadmap.

Next steps...

Bespoke research on energy efficiency of our products

Continue actively growing the proportion of sustainable fabric choices across the range 

Exploring sustainable cotton sourcing options

Caring for people

We're passionate about our people and proud to be part of the communities we work in. From social events to charity commitments and giving every colleague a voice, we believe in succeeding together and creating an inclusive and diverse place to work.

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What we’ve done so far

In 2022 alone we were proud to raise a staggering £34,946.45 for charities such as Children in Need and Macmillan Cancer Support. We also donate to charities local to our Nottingham and Washington sites such as Stoneybridge City Farm and the Great North Air Ambulance.

We've engaged with colleagues across the business to gather ideas and input on sustainability commitments  

Advisors who choose to lease electric branded vehicles receive a bonus incentive

We have regular wellbeing activities, from running clubs to our menopause café and our own Hillarys choir group

We have trained Mental Health Colleagues in every department

We also regularly volunteer at local charities, with our latest project being the transformation of a wellbeing room at the Nottingham Women’s Centre.

Next steps...

Targets to raise more money for charity 

Work with national charities on textile repurpose and reuse scheme

Continue investing in our colleagues through award-winning training

This is just the start of our journey.

We'll continue looking to the future and adapting our approach, always committed to doing more.

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Of course, it goes without saying that we are committed to complying with all relevant regulations and legislation within the countries that we operate in.