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Moores continued certification as Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme members

Moores continued certification as Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme members

Moores Furniture Group has successfully achieved Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) certification for the 6th consecutive year. Moores is one of the founder companies of FISP, which has grown to become known as the mark of sustainable excellence within the furniture industry. Audited by FIRA International, FISP enables organisations to demonstrate their commitment to managing and improving their sustainability performance. Currently, the programme has 67 members internationally.

Moores Furniture Group is a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom furniture in the UK, supplying directly into contract markets for social housing developments as well as private builds. Additionally, Moores have a number of retail brands which are sold in independent retailers throughout the UK and supply furniture for builders’ merchants and large DIY stores.

Commenting on their FISP membership, Mark Grainger, HSEQ Engineer for Moores Furniture Group said, “We are passionate about FISP and the benefits it brings to Moores, particularly through the focus on the sustainable development of the company and the protection of the environment.  The programme is also of benefit to our customers, enabling them to demonstrate their ‘sustainability’ credentials.”

Moores are also members of the Furniture Industry Environmental Committee (FIEC), a group that aims to facilitate dialogue and action on key environmental issues facing the furniture industry. The Committee is comprised of representatives from all major Trade Associations in the furniture and associated industries, larger UK manufacturers and other interested parties such as the Environment Agency.

Mark added, “We are proud to be associated with both the FIEC and the FISP Steering Committees and to have been instrumental, along with a number of trade associations and manufacturers within the furniture industry, in the development of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme.  FISP has helped develop a credible framework to stimulate sustainable consumption, manufacture and delivery.”

When a FISP audit is conducted, the organisation are assessed on a myriad of environmental aspects including Environmental Management Systems (EMS), waste management, energy management, procurement, sustainable timber purchasing, transport management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues.

Speaking of Moores’ FISP certification, James Bell, FIRA’s Environmental Consultant, said, “We are very pleased to recertify Moores as a FISP member and commend the excellent initiatives they continue to implement in order to improve their environmental credentials. We are also extremely grateful to Moores for the commitment they have shown to the FIEC and FISP committee.”

Moores are part of a long list of existing FISP members which include Herman Miller, Teal, Lee and Plumpton, Magnet, Premiere Kitchens, RSBi, Sealy UK and Senator International.

For details on how you can join the FISP programme contact James Bell , FIRA’s Environmental consultant on jbell@fira.co.uk or call 01438 777 602.

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