Last updated October 2022
Jay-Be is one of the UK's most distributed bed brands and we recognise the importance of environmental protection and the role we must play in not only minimising the impact of our activities on the environment but improving our environment and leaving it in a better shape for future generations. Our contribution to this ideal is to consider the products that we make, how we make them and how they impact the world we live in.
Key points in our strategy to achieve this are:
- Assess and regularly re-assess the environmental effects of our activities.
- Minimise material and energy waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
- Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst customers and suppliers.
- Consider the full lifecycle of a product at the design and development stage to maximise sustainability and recycling.
- Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the Company.
We minimise our impact by being Zero to landfill certified and by only using 100% renewably sourced and certified electricity in our warehouse, factory, and offices. Our steel tube and mattress fillings are made largely from already recycled material which can then be recycled again. We buy locally wherever possible, source ethically and endeavour to only use materials that can be recycled at the end of the product's life.
We aim to improve the environment through partnership with the West Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. We are a fully FSC® compliant company and by adhering to the very strict rules required to maintain our FSc° certification, we ensure that all wood used in our products is harvested from 100% traceable and approved sustainable and ethical sources. We have replaced traditional foam in our mattresses by using e-Fibre(r) comfort layers. Made with bonded polyester fibres, produced from recycling plastic bottles, e-Fibre has actively prevented more than 100 million plastic bottles from going into landfill or the oceans so far.
We continually seek to improve the effectiveness of our Environmental Management Systems by conforming to ISO14001: 2015.
This Policy is implemented and maintained at all levels within the company and available to interested parties on request and is reviewed periodically to reflect changes in legislative requirements, industrial standards, environmental concerns, and the Jay-Be's commitment to continual improvement.
The Company's Managing Director has the ultimate responsibility for the implementation of the Policy, and Departmental Directors and Managers are responsible to him for achieving that Policy.