EWD are committed to achieving a minimum impact on the environment, both in our working practice and in our choice of products and supply chain.
The first principle of sustainability is to value products which are well designed and well made as they will last longer and be more desirable to keep, thus ensuring their own longevity.
We try to discourage a short-term, throw away approach and consider value over lifetime. We are practical and encourage re-use of existing furniture where possible. We focus on the use of sustainable and local manufacturers and materials, energy efficient solutions, and low-impact manufacturing techniques. We work with suppliers who prioritise sustainability within their manufacturing processes, materials used and corporate responsibility. Our aim is not only to minimise the negative impact but to maximise the positive impact on people and planet.
We’re always improving our knowledge and understanding in this rapidly developing area, keeping abreast of new technology, manufacturing techniques and materials.
We are experienced with BREEAM, SKA and the WELL Standard should these be required. Eve has undergone training with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and stays updated with ongoing training via sustainability networking groups.
PRACTISE KEY DRIVERS
We are committed to preventing and minimising our environmental impact and have clear goals to ensure we stay on track. Our aim is not only to minimise our negative impact but to maximise our positive impact on people and the planet. Sustainability is embedded in company philosophy and we have sustainability champions within our business. Continuous assessment and modification of practice is central to the way we work. We are working toward ISO 14001 which includes a detailed Environmental Management System with independent auditing on an annual basis. Our staff undertake regular training such as the 'Environmental Awareness for Employees' module as part of our H&S initiative with Citation Ltd. and courses through edx.org and CISL (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership).
Our Environmental policy includes:
Minimise the use of energy, water and natural resources
Avoid unnecessary travel, and travel by bike where possible
Minimise use through prevention, re-use and recycling
Dispose of waste safely and legally
Work with environmentally responsible suppliers
Prevent environmental damage and minimise nuisance factors such as noise and air pollution
Continuous monitoring and improvement
The wellbeing trend has grown steadily as accumulating evidence demonstrates the tangible role interior design can have on improving the physical and mental health of building occupants as well as their level of productivity.
Wellbeing is important for happiness, productivity, and staff retention. This concept is supported by https://www.wellcertified.com/ who offer guidance on designing buildings to include these principals where possible in the design and specification of furniture.
We are committed to creating a healthy and productive environment for our client's space and can work to the most rigorous industry standards such as Well Certified, BREEAM and SENDA.