Environmental Policy

Caring for our environment today, and tomorrow.

ACT Furniture is proudly British and devoted to creating a better environment, we only manufacture products using materials with a valid chain of custody certification. Supporting all National and International efforts to achieve worldwide, environmentally, and socially responsible forest management.

The Directors not only recognise, but wholly support, all efforts to minimise the effects on the environment when making decisions regarding the day-to-day running of the Company. This’s achieved by actively looking for new ways to cut down waste, save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. As well as constantly reviewing our practices, to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible, we use minimal packaging, and all pallets are reused. Waste steel is recycled, and we burn waste wood in our certified carbon neutral biomass boiler, which in turn heats our building.

All our timber suppliers (including those of MDF and chipboard) and our steel and lacquer suppliers have their own environmental policies and certificates (copies available on request) and have accreditation by one or more of the following: ISO 14001 and/or FSC and/or PEFC. We aim to operate at standards equal to, or above, all legal requirements and to consider the environment when making decisions regarding transport, production, energy consumption, waste disposal and Health and Safety standards.

Because our products are high quality, they are durable enough to last many years, so landfill is significantly reduced. We use sustainable materials as much as possible, and work in partnership with suppliers who are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, meaning they don’t contribute to the destruction of the world’s forests.

During manufacture, we ensure:

  • Waste is minimised
  • Drainage protection
  • Energy efficient processes
  • All solvents are re-cycled
  • 90% or more of waste is re-cycled
  • All furniture is hand-made, eliminating the need for large machines using unnecessary energy