We are committed to driving industry-wide systemic change in the way furniture is evaluated, specified, and managed, ensuring that sustainability is integral in everything we do.
Proudly B Corp certified
Harnessing the power of our business as a force for good
We are proud that The Furniture Practice is B Corp certified, cementing our commitment to working with our clients, project teams, manufacturers and the entire TFP team to help shape a more sustainable and equitable future for our industry and beyond. Over 6,000 visionary businesses across more than 80 countries have now joined the B Corp community, legally committing to balancing purpose and profit and using business as a force for good.
Having begun the journey to B Corp certification in October 2021, we are excited to have reached this milestone on our mission to progress our business sustainability goals. B Corp certification is a substantial addition to the commitments we have already made in our journey to improvement: we are a Climate Positive Workforce through Ecologi and have joined the Race to Zero through Planet Mark, committing to net zero emissions by 2040.
Improving the environmental performance of furniture projects
We have been actively reducing our carbon emissions since 2014 and are proud to have held our ISO 14001 environmental management certification since 2015. We’re now working even harder to reach our goal of being carbon neutral across all TFP operations by 2025, and net zero emissions by 2040. Beyond our own operations, we have worked extensively with project teams to successfully fulfil environmental accreditations and targets such as BREEAM, WELL, LEED and Net Zero Carbon. Our team is trained to help you understand and improve the environmental performance of your project – from carbon tracking of furniture options to full lifecycle stewardship of your furniture.
Net Zero Carbon Commitment by 2040 / Carbon Neutral across TFP Operations by 2025 / Planet Mark Certified since 2014 / ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification since 2015 / UK Green Building Council Gold Leaf Member / Sustainable Design Collective Member
Protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone we work with
We understand the human cost of doing business and proactively manage our impact on people through our rigorous business practices, systems and processes. We are dedicated to working with manufacturers and suppliers who share our values and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity across all business relationships. Internally, we invest in our employees' mental and physical health with wellness initiatives, including an employee-led wellbeing committee.
Supply Chain Auditing / ISO 45001 Health & Safety Certification / Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement / Employee-led Wellbeing Committee
We care about the communities in which we work
We are making social investments that benefit the lives of the people and communities our business affects worldwide. We specify locally sourced products to support local employment and create more inclusive value chains where possible. We are working to make our industry more accessible to all members of society by providing training, internships, mentoring and work experience opportunities and partnering with education providers to support sustainability and diversity goals.
Internship programme with Birmingham City University / London School of Architecture Partnership Network / TFP Charity Committee
Furniture solutions for the circular economy
We recognise that businesses today are making commitments to reduce their carbon impact. We are well-positioned to help you make informed selections that can help drive positive change within the wider furniture industry. Working closely with our vast supply chain, we're evolving with the tools and systems needed to develop low-carbon solutions that promote circularity in our industry. We're actively working towards measuring the carbon impact of furniture projects, so we can use data-based evidence to help businesses, designers, and project teams make the most sustainable choices.
Carbon Impact Evaluation of Furniture Options / Dedicated Sustainability Team
Partnerships and Initiatives
UKGBC - Gold Leaf Members
We want to minimise our impact on the environment and make a difference fast, and we believe the best way to do that is through collective action. That's why we are UKGBC Gold Leaf members – the industry-led network on a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. We're also committed to the Race to Zero, an UN-backed global campaign to take rigorous and immediate action to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and deliver a healthier, fairer world.
Planet Mark Sustainability Certification since 2014
As Planet Mark members, we're committed to building a sustainable future and reducing our carbon footprint year-on-year. We have joined the UN-backed Race to Zero and are targeting net zero emissions by 2040. We've worked hard to implement changes in our offices and across business practices and continually assess our operations to understand how we can make further improvements that positively impact people and the planet. Through Planet Mark, we've protected over an acre of Peru's rainforest thanks to Cool Earth, an NGO that works alongside rainforest communities to end deforestation.
We're committed to building a better society, and one of the ways we do this is through fundraising. Every year we support local and national charities that mean a lot to us with events and activities coordinated by our team of charity champions. We've run marathons, climbed mountains, walked, cycled and hosted bake-offs and art auctions to raise funds for various amazing causes, including Cancer Research UK, Magic Breakfast, St Luke's Community Centre, The Mustard Tree and more.