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Sustainability Module 1: Material Transparency and Resource Efficiency

04 Aug 2021

09:30 - 11:00

Venue: Online

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As consumers, Governments and industry are placing greater emphasis on sustainability and environmental practices, it’s becoming key for organisations to highlight their credentials

This module allows delegates to understand the key sustainability issues with the most commonly used furniture materials and develop an awareness of what schemes are available to assist an organisation in demonstrating responsible materials procurement. It will also introduce resource efficiency concepts across both materials and energy

Why attend

To understand the furniture sustainable supply chain and how it relates to products, and how this can give you an edge in the market

Who should attend:

Buyers and technical teams with an interest in sustainable furniture, quality and CSR colleagues

Course agenda
  • Introduction to sustainability in relation to the furniture industry, including regulations and voluntary schemes
  • Materials: sustainability issues, such as land use, tropical wood and CSR
  • Materials: transparent procurement, e.g. demonstrating chain of custody compliance
  • Resource efficiency, including monetary and environmental costs savings
Key take-away

Understanding of materials sourcing for timber, leather, natural and synthetic textiles

Pricing and schedule
  • Furniture Industry Research Association members: £65+VAT, non-members: £80+VAT. (25% discount if three modules are booked at the same time
  • Online training
  • 4 August, 09:30-11:00

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