Hypnos – Bed Manufacturer of the Year and Royal Warrant holder – has been crowned winner of The Furniture Makers’ Company Sustainability Award 2015.
This prestigious accolade has been awarded to Hypnos by a panel of renowned experts in the field of furniture making, including Paul von der Heyde, the Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, and Phil Reynolds of FIRA.
This award is recognition for Hypnos’ dedicated commitment to manufacturing and sustainability and is a symbol of excellence in waste and energy management and signals Hypnos’ commitment to corporate and social responsibility and its continuing ethical development as leaders in the furniture industry.
It is Hypnos’ strong ethical and environmentally-friendly values that have helped the business scoop the honour. Every bed is created from fine, natural materials including FSC or PEFC certified timbers that have been sourced from managed forests which means that all beds are 100% recyclable at the end of their life. Hypnos’ wider responsible approach is emphasised by becoming the first carbon neutral bed maker in the country and by passing the Sedex Ethical Trading Audit.
With ethical bed production at the core of the company’s values, its sustainable credentials also extend to aftercare. The business offers retailers a full disposal service for old beds, with Hypnos’ sister company, The Furniture Recycling Company, deconstructing beds to create recycled raw materials for re-use in other industries. This responsible approach results in 100% landfill avoidance and offers a green and responsible way of disposing of old mattresses and bedding.
“We are absolutely delighted to win this award,” says Hypnos’ group MD Stephen Ward. “The fact that it is judged by peers and experts from within the furniture industry makes it even more special. We are now the current holders of two prestigious industry awards, as this win follows the NBF Bed Manufacturer of the Year award in September, which shows that our strategy and performance is now being recognised by the industry.
“This is all very encouraging for our team, and will keep us energised and dedicated to driving innovation and sustainability with in the industry for even more years to come.”
Paul von der Heyde, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, says: “Hypnos is highly deserving of this distinction as it was impressive in every category. Having been highly commended in last year’s awards the company has clearly continued its determined focus on sustainability in all areas.”