The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has partnered with leading sustainability and net zero group Planet Mark to help its members and the country’s furniture industry meet its net zero goals.
Set up in partnership with the Eden Project, Planet Mark is an official partner of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, providing support in setting and reaching eco-targets for businesses. Companies are certified immediately when they sign up with Planet Mark based on their commitment to sustainability progress. To keep Planet Mark, an organisation must reduce their carbon footprint every year, commit to engage their staff and commit to communicate externally.
The move follows BFM’s work last year in producing the ‘Sentiment of the Sector & The Road To Net Zero’ report which gathered insights from two virtual round table events held to gauge opinion on the sector’s performance related to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors.
BFM Managing Director, Sean Holt said: “Our recent research report showed that 75 per cent of the industry see the management of environmental challenges as a key priority. However, most felt the sector lacked a strategy to achieve net zero targets, with only 50 per cent of participants saying they knew what they needed to do to reach those goals.
“We believe Planet Mark will give members a road map to net zero and empower them to make that journey.”