Hypnos Wins Best Sustainable Thinking Award
In a year that has brought many changes within the furniture industry, Furniture News magazine seeks to celebrate manufacturers and suppliers that are leading the field. Earlier this summer it asked its many readers within the trade to recognise these brands in their Readers’ Choice Awards.
Hypnos is very proud to have been recognised for its continuous efforts to drive sustainability within every element of its business and be given Furniture News’ Best Sustainable Thinking Award.
Richard Naylor, Sustainable Development Director at Hypnos, comments on winning: “We’d like to thank the readers for this award. We pride ourselves on creating ethical beds made from natural and sustainable materials so it is great to be recognised by our industry for our ongoing efforts to create comfort with integrity - also to see sustainability valued more and more by our customers.
“At Hypnos, we’re committed to refining every aspect of our business to make sure it’s as ethical and as sustainable as it can possibly be, and the last year has been no exception. We have continued to pioneer industry firsts, through partnerships with like-minded organisations like Red Tractor Food and Farming Standards and the Better Cotton Initiative, right through to our new eco-packaging.
“Seeing exactly where the wool has come from gives us and our customer’s peace of mind that they are supporting responsible British farmers by purchasing a Hypnos mattress, where every step of the production journey is accounted for.
“This ongoing desire to improve all areas of our business has resulted in our factory recently achieving the Global Recycled Standard. We calculate we’ve recycled over 235 million plastic bottles into eOlus™ fibres for some of our mattresses to date. This certification is only given to companies who use recycled materials from socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes and we are extremely proud to be one of them.
“We aim to remain industry leaders for sustainability, providing ethical solutions at each stage of bed production and how our business operates. Our 100% recyclable packaging, made from renewable and carbon dioxide depleting sugar cane, is one such innovation.
“Sustainability has always been at the heart of our business and a key collective goal at board level. Hypnos were the first bedmaker to be recognised as carbon neutral over 10 years ago We believe this dedication and focus is what has won us this award and makes us stand out from the rest.”