At Howdens, sustainability is central to our growing business to ensure we continue to be worthwhile for our staff, our customers, our suppliers, the environment, and the communities we serve. That is why sustainable behaviours are adopted right across the business from our material sourcing to manufacturing, right through to depot waste management and our distribution fleet. It is through these behaviours that we have achieved carbon-neutral in our dedicated factories in the UK and reached zero waste to landfill in our production operations. Both accomplishments align with the Science Based Targets Initiative (or SBTi) standards, and our ambition is to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. We also continue to develop and re-engineer our products to ensure we meet our mission statement of “no-call-back on quality”, so we produce and source products which are durable, safe, and continue to benefit the environment.
The road to zero
Our vision is to become the UK's leading, responsible kitchen and joinery supplier. We have a big responsibility, and we are working across the entire business to become more sustainable. From defining a net-zero plan, harnessing carbon-neutral manufacturing, reducing landfill waste, and increasing the recycled material in our products, our ambition is to create zero emissions and zero waste.
Sustainably designed products
More than 90% of the material used in our cabinets is recyclable. Our goal is to use 100% recycled materials for our cabinets by 2030.
100% of the cardboard packaging used for our kitchen doors and decor ends is recycled,recyclable, and PEFC or FSC certified.
Our cabinet legs are made in the UK using 100% recycled plastic. They are also recyclable at end of life.
The laminate worktops in our collection are made using chipboard with a recycled content of more than 90%.
100% of the timber products made by us use responsibly sourced wood from PEFC or FSC certified forests.
Many of our Lamona laundry appliances include a drum that is made using recycled plastic bottles.
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