Award winning recycling scheme

The environment is very high on our agenda. Our award-winning recycling scheme sees all waste removed from site and taken back to our regional centres. 90% of all waste is sent to be made into underlay, with the remainder used in the equestrian world for arena flooring.

At our National Distribution Centre we recycle all flooring remnants. At the outset we use a computerised planning system that forecasts our predicted waste. We can then take action – such as using 4 rather than 5 metre carpet lengths – to programme the most efficient carpet cuts and minimise waste.

We’ve also invested in baling machines to ensure that all plastic wrapping and cardboard is recycled.

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Transport efficiency

We closely monitor all our central transport fleet to ensure that every vehicle is driven in a manner that minimises fuel consumption and emissions. We have attained FORS accreditation.

We champion backload transport in all aspects of our business including collection of stock from manufacturers on return journeys following deliveries to our own regional centres and getting our recycling waste to the processing plant.

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Responsibly sourced products

All of the manufacturers from whom we purchase wood or laminate flooring hold FSC, PEFC or equivalent certification. This means that all these products are made from wood that is responsibly sourced from managed forests.

Achieving and maintaining a sustainable supply chain is very important to us. We actively seek and use suppliers that are able to provide evidence of their green credentials.

We also use Target 100, an environmental management system supplied by Business Safety Systems, to monitor and evaluate the effect on the environment that we have as a company.