BCFA members are well ahead on the road to developing their sustainable manufacturing practices. Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts whilst conserving energy and natural resources. This is part of the 'Triple Bottom Line' of sustainable business, reflecting social, environmental, and financial values.
The BCFA supports and encourages its members to follow a code of best practice to effectively manage all their activities in this area. The objective is to manage, measure and control, preserve and reduce, learn, and communicate.
BCFA members have a sustainability network that holds two forums a year to meet and exchange experiences and ideas and to hear from sustainability experts: http://www.felinalab.com/article/review-sustainability-forum
The BCFA actively supports the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) and encourages all members to work towards assessment against its principles. See: https://fispfurniture.com/
Planet Mark, sustainability partners of the BCFA, help organisations measure and reduce their carbon emissions and enhance their contributions to society. To find out more about Planet Mark and the partnership, click here. BCFA members can benefit from a 10% discount to Planet Mark certification.
The BCFA is a Board member of the FEMB (European Office Furniture Federation) which has launched its Level sustainability programme (http://femb.org/femb-launch-european-sustainability-standard)