In its first Sustainability Report, Harrison Spinks shares details on its new recycling plant as well as the company’s existing and future sustainability efforts.
Fifth generation bed and mattress manufacturer, Harrison Spinks, is bolstering its sustainability credentials by launching a dedicated recycling plant and unveiling its first ever annual sustainability report.
Having been at the forefront of sustainable bedmaking for years – including innovations in glue-free, foam-free and FR chemical treatment-free manufacturing, Harrison Spinks has pledged to reach net carbon zero by 2023 through its focus on ethical and sustainable circular design.
The company’s recycling plant is located in Scunthorpe and will facilitate the disassembly and recycling of all Harrison Spinks mattresses containing its patented Cortec spring systems. The recycled components can be reprocessed into new raw material for future use as part of our ‘circular by design’ ethos, meaning that no Harrison Spinks mattress should end up in landfill.
Other sustainable initiatives announced in the Sustainability Report include:
- The appointment of a taskforce to deliver sustainable initiatives on a monthly basis
- Further investment in in-house weaving looms to reduce our carbon footprint
- Launching Harrison Spinks Renewables with plans to invest in solar projects in the future
- Significant tree planting with The Northern Forest
- Partnering with British Wool to be the first bed manufacturer to be part of its new traceable wool initiative supporting British farmers
- Going fully electric with all on-site and company vehicles
Director of Sustainability & Innovation, Richard Essery, commented: “Our Beyond Circular approach sees us commit to an entirely recyclable, reusable and zero to landfill production to ensure we continue to lead the way in sustainability and change the way the world sleeps.
“The innovative work and initiatives of the business are contributing to saving the planet in many ways. The continued efforts to make entirely sustainable products, from the initial stages of growing materials to the end of their long life, have been happening behind the scenes and it’s time to share these in detail.
“While we’ve set the wheels in motion, we’re not afraid to recognise that more needs to be done to become a completely sustainable business, for both the health of our customers and the benefit of the environment. We’re immensely proud to unveil our latest sustainable innovations and future plans through our sustainability report.”
Harrison Spinks boasts a range of sustainability accreditations and achievements, including a Carbon Neutral + status, two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Sustainable Development and the development of its award-winning, glue-free Cortec spring system, that when placed at the core of any mattress, can be disassembled and recycled at the end of its lifetime.
About Harrison Spinks
Harrison Spinks is one of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers and global component supplier the furniture and bed industry. Established in 1840, it manufactures luxury mattresses under the Harrison Spinks, Somnus, and Spink & Edgar brands. Harrison Spinks is one of the most vertically integrated bed manufacturers in the world from drawing its own wire for its unique spring technology to growing natural fillings on its own farm in Yorkshire. Both the unique spring technology and growing natural fillings have been recognised with three Queen’s awards for Enterprise in Innovation, Sustainable Development and International Trade.