Sealy and Sustainability

Sealy and Sustainability

For the last hundred years, Sealy have steadily grown into the biggest bed brand in the world. Tracing their origins back to the late nineteenth century, Sealy continue to produce some of the most innovative beds and mattresses today. However, it’s not just comfort they seek – but how they can work for sustainability, too.

Sealy know that the environment is important, so they’ve adapted their policies to minimise any harmful environmental effects that may be caused as a result of the company’s products, or how they make them.

They also aim to reduce their waste by minimising the use of materials, resources, and energy. Plus, they’re pursuing a ‘zero to landfill’ policy. Their products will be designed in a way that minimises their environmental footprint in product, usage, and disposal, and they intend to use materials that are renewable and recyclable.

Sealy also encourage their employees to be considerate of the environment through training and communication about sustainability.

The National Bed Federation

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is working to find the best solutions for the bed industry’s mission to be more sustainable. They’re encouraging their members to think more sustainably, both in how they design their mattresses and how they produce them. One of the NBF’s steps towards a sustainable future is to increase mattress recycling rates. The NBF have been working with recyclers on a Register of Approved Mattress Recyclers to make sure that less mattresses are being sent to landfill. You can read more about this in our article, ‘Mattress Recycling with the National Bed Federation’.

As a member of the NBF, Sealy are doing their bit to commit to recyclable mattresses, rather than adding them to the already-high mountains of mattresses in landfills.

The Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-government organisation that’s been established to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Their vision is to meet the social, ecological, and economic needs of the present generation – without compromising those of future generations. The FSC make sure that anything taken from forests is responsibly sourced with as little effect on the environment as possible.

The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme

Launched in 2006 to support and improve the furniture industry’s approach to sustainability, the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) is now established as the industry’s lead on all environmental and sustainable issues.
FISP membership demonstrates that a company is serious about their environmental responsibility and is the mark of sustainable excellence.

Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral is a term that’s used to describe when a company, service, product, or event balances out their carbon emissions by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world. These savings are then used to fund renewable energy products and energy efficiency projects. Many of these reduce greenhouse gases, as well as bring social and community benefits in developing countries.

Sealy is a Carbon Neutral Organisation for both production and distribution, as they’re aware that customers prefer to purchase products from environmentally conscious suppliers. They also know that being Carbon Neutral plays a key part in doing their bit to encourage sustainability.

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