As a family owned business our main focus isn't about making money for our shareholders, instead it is about creating a socially responsible company that cares, creating a legacy for future generations to come.
Our goals are to look after our customers, our employees and our environment. By focusing on these three areas we can make a company that we can all be proud of.
To help us on our way we have enlisted the following organisations who ensure that we are keeping our promises.
Improving standards with the National Bed Federation
With the introduction of the National Bed Federation’s new Code of Practice, retailers and consumers can now buy from NBF Approved members with confidence, safe in the knowledge that what they buy is safe, clean and honest.
Membership of the NBF is now dependent on compliance with the Code, and to achieve that compliance every NBF manufacturer member has agreed to an independent audit against the Code’s strict criteria, conducted by BM TRADA, a major provider of independent certification, testing, inspection and technical services, which incorporates furniture specialists FIRA International Ltd.
The auditors ensure that we have the correct processes and procedures within our supply chain and that we comply with the following regulatory requirements
Full conformity to the requirements of the Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended) and to BS 7177:2008 Specification for Resistance to ignition of mattresses, divans and divan bases.
Health & Hygiene
Full conformity with BS1425: Part 1: 1991 Cleanliness of fillings and stuffings for bedding and upholstery. Specification for fillings and stuffings other than feather and/or down; or EN12936:2001 Feather & Down, hygiene and cleanliness requirements.
All products are actually as described in their specification and description.
Improving our knowledge and understanding with FIRA
The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) was founded over 65 years ago and is now the biggest furniture association in Britain providing technical advice to the whole furniture sector, across the supply chain.
FIRA provides the following help;
Helps to ensure all our products are safe, legal and fit for purpose by keeping us up to date with changes to standards and regulations.
Make Changes for the Better
Helps us to communicate our views to ensure that our voice is heard within government, standards committees and other forums that affect the industry.
With 65 years of experience, FIRA pass on an extensive knowledge and understanding of the industry helping us to better our standards, regulations and environmental impact.
Environmental and social responsibility with FISP
Launched in 2006, the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) has become established as the furniture industry forum for all environmental and sustainability issues. FISP is backed by the entire furniture industry and is the mark of sustainable excellence.
As a FISP member we are committed in taking our environmental and corporate social responsibility obligations seriously.
The main FISP objectives are;
Effective protection of the environment
FISP encourage us to reduce the waste sent to landfill by reducing waste, re-using left over material where possible and recycling anything that can't be used.
FISP monitor our workforce and contractors with the goal towards us working with more local people. They also encourage us to give to charity to help build a better community.
Prudent use of natural resources
By working out our energy footprint with FISP Elite aim to reduce our CO2 emissions year on year.