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Our Sustainability Story

What we've done so far...

From being founding partners of the Trees4Trees reforestation initiative to developing a range of sustainable furniture and recyclable products, we pride ourselves on being pioneers in our industry when it comes to eco-conscious practices.

WE'RE PROUD TO BE A

Carbon Neutral Plus certified company

This is the result of a decade of investment into new technologies and processes, covering every aspect of our business. We remain committed to further minimising our environmental impact and continue to strive to reduce our carbon footprint across all facets of our operations.

WE’RE FOUNDING PARTNERS OF

Trees4Trees

In 2007, we helped pioneer the Trees4Trees reforestation initiative in Indonesia. So far, we've helped plant more than 3 million trees. More than 20,000 farming families have been helped by the programme.

WE PLANT

A tree for every delivery

Since 2021, we’re planting a tree for every delivery made by Barker and Stonehouse. This helps to offset CO2 emissions from our deliveries, support sustainable timber forestry and ensure that we continue to protect our planet. So far, we’ve planted more than 84,000 trees.

WE BUILD

Sustainable stores

For the last 10 years we've ensured our stores are built with as many sustainable features as possible.

We’ve invested in intelligent low-energy heating and lighting systems for all our stores and use renewable energy from solar panels where we can. Where possible, we’ve planted living walls on our stores, creating a wildlife habitat and increasing biodiversity.

WE’RE INVESTING IN

Eco-friendly deliveries

To help us continue on our carbon reduction journey, we’ve invested in electric and hybrid delivery vehicles as well as Maximover vans, which are much lighter and twice as fuel efficient than our old fleet.

We’ve introduced a state-of-the-art logistics system to ensure deliveries run as efficiently as possible, thereby reducing our emissions.

For 2024, we are pleased to announce that we have introduced a prototype hydrogen delivery vehicle to our fleet. We are currently trialling this vehicle with hopes to roll it out further in the future.

Highly energy efficient, hydrogen vehicles emit zero emissions and will help us on our sustainability journey.

WE CHOOSE

Furniture with a conscience

From 100% recyclable sofas and mattresses, to dining and bedroom collections made from reclaimed wood, sustainability is high on our list of priorities when it comes to our products.

OUR NEXT STEPS

What we pledge to do...

These pledges outline the next steps in our sustainability journey, as we continue to innovate, improve and inspire others.

  • We aim to reduce our carbon output a further 25% by 2025.
  • We will continue to support the Trees4Trees reforestation initiative to promote sustainable forestry.

  • We will continue to plant a tree for each delivery we make to a customer’s home.

  • By 2025, we aim to transition as many of our vehicles to electric or HVO as possible.

  • We are exploring options for all of our stores to use renewable energy tariffs.

  • We will continue developing our delivery routing technologies to ensure optimum fuel efficiency.

  • We will continually develop our range of sustainable products.

  • We will continue to design our stores with the environment in mind. In fact, our new Gateshead site will be the most eco-friendly furniture store in the UK!
  • We will continue to recycle at least 90% of the packaging from deliveries we make, and identify opportunities to improve this further.

  • We will install electric car charging points at new stores.

  • We will continue to carry out onsite energy audits to reduce gas and electricity usage.

  • Where it’s not possible to reduce our carbon output, we will continue to carbon offset through a selection of internationally recognised projects.

  • We will work with our key suppliers to reduce our Scope 3 emissions and encourage more responsible and sustainable practices within their operations.

  • We will continue to give purchasing preference to sustainably sourced, reclaimed and recycled materials.

  • We will regularly circulate our policies internally, so that all employees are aware of our goals and how they can help us achieve them.