A few years ago, Bedding House initiated a policy to contribute to a better and more sustainable future. This awareness is growing, both within and outside the company. We choose to focus on the following three P’s: Product – People – Packaging. In 2017 we took the first important steps in respect of the first P, where our activities were mainly aimed at making cotton more sustainable. The BCI organization, of which we became a member in 2016, is growing rapidly with their mission to improve the farming of sustainable cotton. We are also increasingly aware of the adverse effects of plastic on our planet. As such we are developing more sustainable packaging for our products and creating awareness for our sustainability policy among employees in all our divisions. This way we are continuously optimizing our contribution while remaining committed to our three main goals.
There is no need to realize this all at once. However, we do want both consumers and our business partners to understand the path we have chosen to follow. It is our goal for others to follow this same path, which is something we can do together. After all, you cannot build a responsible world by yourself. We aim to grow our business, but to halve the impact this has on the environment and our surroundings. In doing so, we will make our conscious efforts more visible in the years to come.
The United Nations established 17 Global Goals in 2015 that serve as a guideline in the realisation of a sustainable world by 2030. We strongly agree that this change is necessary. Of crucial importance is the acknowledgement that real sustainability can only be achieved by considering ecological, social and economic problems on an equal and appropriate basis, and by the involvement of all relevant factors (governments, social organisations, the business world, science and citizens).
The first step of Bedding House to move to improve the ecological, social and economic problems lies in the membership of BCI. BCI is working on all these facets.