The Furniture Makers’ Company has announced that for the fist time ever it will be accepting entries for its prestigious Sustainability Award from all UK furnishings manufacturers.

Now in its fourth year, the Sustainability Award recognises improvements in sustainability in relation to manufacturing of furniture and furnishings.

Paul von der Heyde, chairman of the Manufacturing Guild Mark Committee, said: “The goal of the Sustainability Award is to recognise and champion companies determined to leave a fine legacy to future generations. We believe that by extending entries to all UK manufacturers we will be achieving our ambition.”

UK companies are invited to submit case studies for consideration by a panel of judges who will select the manufacturer deemed to have made the best contribution to sustainable manufacturing in the previous year. The size of the business concerned will be taken into account so that the relative importance of their progress can be measured to equalise opportunities.

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