Timber within our divan bases is from managed forests and sustainable sources.
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 11 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 nine years, having offset a total of 8748 tonnes of CO2, including 1165 tonnes in 2018/19 alone.
"Hypnos is involved in a variety of certified climate projects including planting trees in both the UK and the Amazon plus providing clean water in Uganda."
Indeed it’s sustainable actions such as this, paired with our long held, ongoing ethical commitment, that has meant we’ve been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. Highly celebrated, the Queen’s Award is only given to those who can demonstrate outstanding sustainability achievements and whose environmentally-sound products and management of the company benefits the environment, society and the economy. This prestigious accolade recognises our outstanding commitment to sustainable production and operation, as well as our series of ground-breaking sustainable innovations and designs, all of which are at the core of the business.
We’re proud to have a clear focus on low-carbon sustainable designs, meaning all our mattresses and beds are recyclable ensuring they never need to go to landfill.
In addition, we use the very best materials, including wool, horse hair, cotton and latex in our mattresses. 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 mattresses.
In a first of its kind for the bed industry, Hypnos has worked with Red Tractor’s assured farms to source completely traceable and certified British Wool. We also work with the Better Cotton Initiative and Cotton Connect to ensure traceability with our cotton supply.
What’s more, the timber within our upholstered bed bases is from managed forests and sustainable sources that comply with the Forest Stewardship Council. We’ve also gone the extra mile 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.
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' Comfort with Integrity leaflet!