Environmental reporting for furniture manufacturers: How to get started
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An explanation of the merits of reporting your environmental performance. You need to measure before you can improve and this work highlights simple ways of making progress. Impress your customers by being proactive and differentiate yourselves from the competition now.
- Background to the UK furniture manufacturing industry
- Corporate environmental reporting
- Statement of aims
- Materials and methods
- Distribution by sector, size of company and by participation in environmental initiatives
- Does your company report its environmental performance internally or externally?
- Reporting in the furniture sector
- Drivers and barriers
This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. The study suggests that nearly 90% of the 1.5 million tonnes of wood that was used in packaging in 2002 was used for the production of pallets. The main receivers of wood packaging were identified as non-timber related...
Packaging must ensure that a finished product reaches the end-user in the desired condition. Furniture companies spend an average of 1.85% of turnover on packaging, including associated raw materials and labour. With annual manufacturer sales of around Â£7 billion, this equates to a bill of Â£129 million per annum for...
With damage return rates as high as 15% in some businesses, improving packaging and packaging practice (without upward spiralling costs) is key to maintaining profitability and protecting customer confidence.
With the threat to profits from damage so high, a report into improving packaging was deemed a necessity.