British bed and mattress manufacturer, Sleepeezee, has reported another sustainable year of trading as the company releases its 2021 figures.
Since 1924, Sleepeezee has been building beds and mattresses that make a real difference. Through innovation and market-leading designs, Sleepeezee ensures that its products are made to the highest quality. Made and manufactured at its factory in Rochester, Kent, the company has a team of over 300 expert craftspeople who build their bespoke beds to premium standards.
Sleepeezee understands that its customers are just as conscious about the environment as they are, which is why they have been leading the way as a carbon-neutral company since 2017. Sleepeezee have sent no waste to landfill since 2012 and continue to offset their carbon emissions by utilising their newly installed solar panels and by planting trees in their local community.
In 2021, Sleepeezee produced 406.51 TCO2e (location-based), which, when measured against their baseline year of 2018, sees a 27.62% reduction in their carbon footprint.
“Since 2017, Sleepeezee has been consciously making changes to our operations in order to maintain our carbon neutral status," says Andrew Reene, Health & Safety and Sustainability Manager at Sleepeezee. "We are proud to have noted positive changes in our carbon footprint across the company, most notably following the installation of our energy saving solar panels last year”.
Since the installation of 591 energy-saving solar panels in 2021, the company has generated a total of 129.59 MWh of energy. 102.38MWh was consumed by the manufacturer, with the remainder being fed into the national grid, providing green electricity for the local area.
The utilisation of solar panels has also significantly reduced Sleepeezee’s demand on the national grid and by generating its own energy, the company has avoided a total of 11.84 TCO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent – the standard unit for measuring all greenhouse gasses which is used to measure carbon footprints).
Sleepeezee’s continuous improvement programme for waste segregation has also allowed the company to be able to recycle 40.53% more plastic and 36.32% more cardboard per unit produced than in 2020. Furthermore, in 2021 Sleepeezee was able to trial its electric delivery van that successfully delivered goods from the factory into the Greater London area.