Symphony Group is delighted to announce it has been awarded Gold Status by the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). This accolade is testament to the time and hard work Symphony has invested in being sustainable in everything that it does, from being the first to install a Biomass boiler to fuel its Barnsley head office and factory site to the addition of Hybrid Electric Vehicles to its company car fleet. Symphony’s eco credentials highlight the brand as leading the way for sustainability within the KBB industry.
The SCSS is well known throughout the construction industry with the main vision to collaborate to enable a sustainable built environment. Launched in 2012, the SCSS is a free learning environment, upskilling those working within, or aspiring to work within, the built environment sector. Focusing on 17 key topics of sustainability, as well as addressing topics in offsite, digital, procurement, lean construction and management, the Gold Status proves Symphony’s commitment to implementing knowledge learnt via the SCSS to continuously improve and adapt its approach to sustainability.
Richard Bunton, Managing Director at Symphony Group comments “We are delighted to have been awarded Gold Status by the SCSS and we have worked hard to achieve this over the last few years. This is a massive moment for sustainability at Symphony as this thoroughly deserved recognition of our efforts is a milestone in our journey to implementing sustainable practice in everything that we do.”
The Symphony Group’s eco credentials can be seen in the following stats:
Carbon emissions per £m turnover has reduced 27% in 3 years (Carbon Emissions v Turnover Ratio, reference data from 2017-2019).
The Group’s Biomass Boiler saved 1762 tCO2 (total carbon dioxide) in 2019 – the equivalent of taking 381 cars off the road for 1 year or the annual energy use of 203 homes.
Over 98% of the Symphony Group’s manufacturing and office waste across its three sites is recycled.
Symphony also protects its cabinets during transit with blankets in place of cardboard and plastic packaging. Once cabinets are safely delivered the blankets are returned and reused for future deliveries.
49% of cabinet chipboard is from recycled material.
Four of its ranges are made from 100% recycled materials – Urban Grey Walnut, Urban Concrete, Hacienda Grey and Light Driftwood.
100% of all its timber-based materials are FSC® certified.
Water based paints have replaced the use of solvent-based paints for all ‘paint to order’ ranges.
Plastic cabinet legs are made from 100% recycled plastic.
All cardboard boxes that Symphony Group purchases are made from 100% recycled materials.
Plastic corner protectors for individual frontals have been replaced with recycled pulp protectors, eliminating the use of around four million plastic versions per year.
To find out more about Symphony and our credentials, read our 2021 Sustainability statement