Sustainable: Ensuring decisions for today do not compromise the future
Our journey to sustainability:
2003 - Introduced Sustainability Program - a corporate strategy with the sustainability agenda as its lynchpin
2004 - Extended Sustainability Program to include independent certification of environmental credentials
2005 May - The first company to have a comprehensive range of upholstery fabrics and screen cloths licensed to carry the Good Environmental Choice Australia Ecolabel for Textile Products
2005 June - Introduced Public Transport Incentive reimbursing fares of staff travelling to work by public transport
2005 July - Released the Green Living Collection with over 300 environmentally accredited fabrics. View.
2005 October - Member Green Building Council
2006 April - Awarded Finalist in Eco Innovation Banksia Awards 2006 for the Green Living Collection “World Leadership in Environmental Textiles”
2006 June - The first company to become carbon neutral and have every fabric carbon neutral from cradle to grave
2006 June - Established innovative LEAP wool buying program involving strict chain of custody from farm to fabric.
2006 September - The Green Living Collection listed on Eco-specifier
2007 April - Won 2007 Premier’s Sustainability Small Business Excellence Award. released its first "From the Farm to the Furniture" training video.
2007 May - First manufacturing company and wholesaler to have every product certified carbon neutral under the Australian Government Greenhouse Friendly Initiative
2007 June - Won United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Lincolne Scott Triple Bottom Line Award.
2007 August - Released its second "From the Farm to the Furniture" training video.
2007 March - Introduced KISS Keep it Simple Sustainably with a Water Saving Competition for Staff offering a $2000 Prize Pool
2008 March - Committed to United Nations Global Compact. Released its first Sustainability Report to the Global Initiative GR3 guidelines
2008 March - Introduced KISS Give Back 40 offering staff 40 hours paid volunteering leave annually. Extended KISS Water Saving to KISS Turn it Off Now for electricity.
2008 April - Endorsed the United Nations CEO Water Mandate and the United Nations Caring for Climate Statement.
2008 June - Won United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Lincolne Scott Triple Bottom Line Award for the second consecutive year. Won Monash World Environment Day Business Sustainability Award.
2008 July - Awarded a Victorian Premier's Design Mark for its fabric Ecostyle. The addition of Ecostyle to the Green Living Collection takes the number of its fabrics carrying the GECA Ecolabel to over 400.
2008 October - Attended the first meeting of the UN Caring For Climate Business Leaders Platform in Geneva
2009 January - Voluntary Carbon Market Association
2010 September - first company and entire product range to be certified carbon neutral under the Carbon Neutral Program which is underpinned by NCOS (National Carbon Offset Standard) developed by the Australian Government.
For a full list of our environmental achievements view our Sustainable Facts Sheet.
To read about our first steps to sustainability leadership our story is here or contact us for a hard copy.
Click here to view our Green Living® Collection range