At Hypnos, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and to using environmentally friendly materials of the highest quality. In fact, we’ve made great strides in putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do.
From the use of renewable natural resources and carbon offsetting programmes, to supporting worthy charities, local schools and nurturing future talent, sustainability and corporate social responsibility is completely embedded within our business.
Over the last 10 years, we’ve undergone a comprehensive sustainability journey which led to us becoming the first carbon neutral bedmaker in the world. In fact, we’re the only bed manufacturer to have held this prestigious title for eight years, having offset a total of 6,820 tonnes of CO2, including 736 tonnes in 2017/18 alone (via a variety of certified climate projects including planting trees in the UK and the Amazon plus providing clean water in Uganda).
With a clear focus on low-carbon sustainable design, in support of our low energy handmaking processes, all our mattresses and beds are recyclable ensuring they never need to go to landfill. We’re so committed to this that we’ve also pioneered the development of a disposal and recycling service for your old beds and mattresses (just ask your retailer about this innovative service which involves the de-construction of your old beds and mattresses, creating recycled raw materials for re-use in other industries).
In addition, we use the best materials sourced from around the world, including wool, horse hair, cotton and latex in our handcrafted beds. All these natural fibres are 100% biodegradable, recyclable at the end of their life and free of harmful and allergy-related chemicals - we do not use synthetic, chemical-based foams or memory foams in our beds.
What’s more, the timber within our divan bases is from managed forests and sustainable sources that comply with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC® licence code FSC-C110890) and The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™ licence code PEFC/16-37-1392). We’ve also gone the extra mile having passed the Sedex™ ethical trading audit, and with our sites in the UK achieving FSC® and PEFC™ multi-site Chain of Custody certification, guaranteeing full traceability. Find out more on the FSC® website.
Indeed, our environmental and responsible ethos stretches far beyond sustainable design, with a ‘lean and green’ operational culture which focuses on the minimisation of carbon emissions, energy and waste (we have eliminated factory waste to landfill, ensuring any waste goes to a recycling source). We are also the first bed maker to have successfully achieved compliance with ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. This internationally-recognised voluntary certification is further proof of our sustainability leadership in the bed manufacturing industry.
We’re also compliant with ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) which is a structured programme of energy audits designed to lower carbon emissions by identifying energy efficiency and reduction measures. In line with this commitment, we operate our Castle Donington site on a biomass heating system as well as purchasing 100% renewable electricity for the Princes Risborough site.
In fact, we do so much to ensure we’re as environmentally friendly as possible that we can’t fit it all on our website. If you’d like to learn more about what we do you can download Hypnos' Committed to Our Environment leaflet.!