Our Fitted Bedroom Quality Assurances and Commitment to the Environment

The fitted bedrooms we supply are built from quality materials and assembled in a quality environment.  See below for the accreditations our products, manufacturers and suppliers have gained.  These are not just symbols, but a real sign of our commitment to quality and the environment.

 

 

Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme

 

FISP (The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme) supports and improves the furniture industry’s sustainability credentials and has rapidly become established as the industry forum on all environmental and sustainable issues. Specifiers increasingly ask their suppliers to prove they have sustainability at the heart of the operations, and FISP is a very easy way to demonstrate this. FISP focuses not just on current environmental issues, but also incorporates purchasing, end of product life and social and community issues – inherently part of our long term sustainability strategy.

British Standard Institute

 

Quality Assurance BS 9002 Part 2 Fitted Wardrobe World has are a progressive company, but will always have quality systems at the heart of our business.  Each manufacturer and supplier of the Fitted Wardrobe World product range has the BSI Quality Assurance Accreditation of BS 9002 Part 2.  This way we ensure that you always get the quality of product and service that you deserve.

 
 

Club green

 

FIRA Club Green has been helping companies to improve their environmental impacts for the past decade. Key areas of action have been to help members understand legislation such as the packaging regulations and the changes to the process guidance notes, to understand key environmental impacts and how these could be better managed and to benchmark environmental performance through annual site audits.

FIRA Gold Certification

 

The Furniture International Research Association Ltd (FIRA) is one of the world’s leading furniture technology centres, and was founded in 1949 for the furniture industry. FIRA GOLD AWARD The FIRA Gold Award is the ultimate mark of product excellence. Achieving this unique prestigious award shows that a product, range of furniture, installation, component or material has been completely evaluated for fitness for purpose, quality and workmanship. We will not launch products, or buy from suppliers that do not meet these exacting FIRA Gold Award performance requirements.

 
 

Forestry Standards Commission

 

FSC The Fitted Wardrobe World product range has full FSC certification with full chain of custody from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This indicates that timber products used in our furniture come from well managed sources, and comply with environmental, social and economic standards. We make every effort to ensure all our suppliers offer us sustainable products and conduct a full audit of their environmental credentials prior to appointment (our Purchasing Department undertake a thorough evaluation of all our suppliers prior to appointment).

ISO 14001 Certified

 

BS EN ISO 14001:2004 is an international standard that specifies a process for controlling and improving a company’s environmental performance. The Fitted Wardrobe World product range is produced in the first factory in its industry to attain BS EN ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for recognising and controlling the effects of manufacturing on the environment.

 
 

One Planet Living

 

One Planet Products helps its members to purchase and specify green construction products and services easily and affordably. It helps them build knowledge in sustainability.

One Planet Products is an award winning not-for-profit social business. Managed as a member led club, it enables members to specify and purchase environmental construction products, materials and services more cost effectively and easily, reducing the environmental impact of developments. One Planet Products allows members to select sustainable products quickly without the need for carrying out expensive and time consuming research themselves.

All the products have been assessed against the One Planet Living principles and the website allows members to compare listed products rapidly and effortlessly, including energy, carbon and water savings, cost, lifetime and payback periods. Suppliers benefit from direct access to members who are seeking the best products to help them build sustainable homes. Symphony subscribes to the best principles of One Planet Products procurement policies and is currently the only kitchen manufacturer in the social and private housing market approved by One Planet Products.

PEFC

 

PEFC The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) is an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999, which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood andpaper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests. PEFC is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the intergovernmental processes for the promotion of sustainable forest management, a series of ongoing mechanisms supported by 149 Governments in the world covering 85% of the world’s forest area. PEFC has in its membership 35 independent national forest certification systems of which 25 to date have been through a rigorous assessment process involving public consultation and the use of independent assessors to provide the assessments on which mutual recognition decisions are taken by the membership. These 25 systems account for more than 200 million hectares of certified forests producing millions of tonnes of certified timber to the market place making PEFC the world’s largest certification system. The other national members schemes are at various stages of development and are working towards mutual recognition under the PEFC processes. PEFC promotes sustainable forest management – environmentally, socially beneficial and economically viable management of forests for present and future generations – through independent third party forest certification. A sister organisation to FSC, we can confidently guarantee that our products meet both important sourcing specifications.

 
 

Recycling and the Environment

 

We freely acknowledge our responsibilities to do whatever we can to meet environmental challenges, whilst always considering our obligations to provide sustainable and functional furniture solutions.

We know that we owe a responsibility to the future of the planet, and every part of our business is driven by a desire to minimise any impact we inevitably make. The following pages will demonstrate how we are working responsibly to ensure a secure sustainable environment.

Sustainable Procurement Policy As a significant British manufacturer, we aim to support UK companies wherever we can. Our suppliers share our values on minimising environmental impact and protecting the environment. The availability of sustainable materials is the cornerstone of our purchasing strategy. Fitted Wardrobe World look to source carcases made from 100% recycled materials and all our timber based materials are sourced from guaranteed FSC sustainable forests. Our policy is quite clear – we buy locally wherever possible – over 30% of our core product is sourced from suppliers within one hour’s drive of our factory, which is ideally located within easy access of the national motorway network.