Trendsetter strengthens green credentials
Bedding company Trendsetter Home Furnishings has strengthened its environmental credentials by being awarded its second ISO 14001, the globally-recognised standard for environmental management.
The Trafford Park, Manchester head office of the duvets, pillows and mattress toppers has been awarded the certification, following the accreditation of its Baltic Fibres manufacturing facility in Estonia earlier this year.
ISO 14001 is designed to help organisations to be more environmentally friendly, showing businesses how to measure their consumption and reduce waste.
'The decision to attain this standard in both facilities represents the start of a much longer-term, forward-thinking project to grow Trendsetter within a sustainable long-term strategic framework. We believe that transparency of our management systems is not only correct from a business point of view, but also creates awareness of environmental issues, setting standards for the business, our employees, and also the industry,' says Derek Read, Trendsetter Home Furnishings supply chain director, who led the ISO 14001 project.
'A highly efficient business is a better business with a very long-term future, so we welcome the targets and measurements ISO 14001 imposes on us, as an essential part of our best practice policy.'
The fourth generation family-owned business, which has sales of more than £16m manufactures and distributes a broad range of premium own label and branded luxury duvets, pillows and related bedding products to a diverse range of global customers.
Established in 2000, Baltic Fibres is a state of the art manufacturing base situated in Estonia. It specialises in microfibre duvets and pillows, also ball fibre pillows and brands include The Fine Bedding Company.