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Godfrey Syrett hailed as sustainable furniture maker of the year at national awards

17th October 2016, 13:35pm

We have been recognised for our commitment to sustainability in the workplace, after receiving a coveted national award.
 
The Furniture Makers’ Company has named Godfrey Syrett as winner of its 2016 Sustainability Award.
 
Michael Donachie, operations director at Godfrey Syrett said:
 
"We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Furniture Makers’ Company Sustainability Award. We have worked hard on our efforts in this area, making significant investments in our manufacturing and transport facilities over the last 12 months. The award is an excellent piece of external recognition for all our staff, and we are very proud to receive it.” 
 
Now in its fourth year, the award recognises improvements in sustainability in relation to the manufacturing of furniture and furnishings, covering matters such as waste, energy, design,   packaging, transportation, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility. 
 
Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts who say they were impressed by our investment in manufacturing technology, enabling the business to increase efficiencies, and our customised fleet of delivery vehicles with a focus on meeting stringent European emissions standards. They were also pleased with our introduction of reusable and 100% recyclable packaging to support our goal of zero waste to landfill in 2016. 
 
Ben Burbidge, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company said:
 
“The goal of the Sustainability Award is to recognise and champion companies determined to leave a fine legacy to future generations. Godfrey Syrett has clearly demonstrated that it takes its commitment to sustainability very seriously, from sourcing raw materials and manufacturing to end of life management and employee training. On behalf of The Furniture Makers’ Company and the judging panel, I would like to congratulate them.”
 
Godfrey Syrett joins the elite group of Hypnos Beds, Premiere Kitchens and Senator International, all previous winners of the Sustainability Award.