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When it comes to sustainability, we’re not perfect, but we’re committed to being better. At LFS, we’re transparent about the not-so-perfect bits, as well as how we’re working to continuously improve.

SUSTAINABILITY (DRAFT)

Since 2011, we have regularly reviewed our working practices to reduce our impact on the environment. This includes sourcing our materials and components from more sustainable partners, investing in improved waste management, and switching to more ethical providers where possible.

As we continue to look for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, we are committed to working ethically to develop and implement processes which lead to a greener future.

REDUCE

 

  • We aim to be completely paperless by 2030 and have developed applications to reduce the use of paper on-site while ensuring accuracy and strong information management throughout every project stage.

  • We have rolled out electric and hybrid company cars, reducing our colleagues’ dependence on traditional fuels.

  • Our offices are powered by a green energy supplier.

  • We’ve installed energy-saving LED lighting in our offices, training centre and factory.

  • We use water-based paints.

  • We organise our fleet of 56 work vans to ensure the most fuel-efficient routes.

  • Where possible, we purchase refurbished IT equipment for our office-based staff.

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REUSE

 

  • We support forests by using FSC certified timber, which means there’s no net-loss of forest over time. Timber is a renewable, recyclable resource that takes 24 times less energy to produce than steel, meaning lower carbon emissions too.

  • Unutilised doors, such as those from exhibitions or demonstrations, are repurposed in our training centre as teaching materials.

RECYCLE

 

We aim to minimise waste by using our resources efficiently, and by managing the recycling and disposing of waste responsibly.

  • We’re trialling a scheme whereby our waste timber is taken to a recycling facility to be turned into chipboard for use within construction and building projects.

  • All our waste is sorted and recycled where possible.

  • We have committed to switching to recycled products where possible, even down to the toilet tissue used in our offices.

 

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JUST ONE TREE

 

We’re proud supporters of Just One Tree, a non-profit working to remove CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation. For every door we manufacture, we plant a tree somewhere in the world through our donation to Just One Tree.

1 door manufactured = 1 tree planted.

 

LFS’ collaboration with Just One Tree resulted in over 3,000 trees planted in 2023.

FSC®

 

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation. Their mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests through education and certification. As an FSC® accredited organisation, LFS ensures its timber is FSC® certified, meaning we can track its journey from forest to factory floor, to our customer’s front door.

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ISO 14001:2015

 

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems (EMS). It provides a framework for organisations to design and implement an EMS, and continually improve their environmental performance. By adhering to this standard, LFS has shown we are taking proactive measures to minimise our environmental footprint, comply with relevant legal requirements, and achieve our environmental objectives.

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