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Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
Europlan’s sustainability strategy and call-to-action to improve outcomes across the wider furniture and fit-out industry.
FUTURE FIT 2030
Future Fit 2030 is our sustainability strategy and call-to-action plan to improve industry outcomes with furniture and fit-outs.
This plan is our driving force to inspire better outcomes at the heart of the workplace, and this strategy engages all parts of our business and team members, including product development & design, sourcing, operations, project management and client advisory.
The years in the run up to 2030 are critical to make a more positive impact and we want to help our clients and consultants achieve a better fit with their projects, workplaces and enhance how people & the environment interact.
We practice strict product stewardship for the solutions we supply.
Modern Slavery policy in place by 30th June 2024 with proactive, six-monthly monitoring and commitments from our six key Asian based suppliers by December 2024.
Undertake labour exploitation monitoring of all our NZ based suppliers by 31st March 2025.
Undertake WELL certification training for three senior leaders within the company by 31st March 2025.
Environmental Product Certifications
We’re taking actions to be an environmentally conscious business.
Obtain Declare labels for all major product groups (70% of turnover) by December 2023.
Complete entire portfolio on Declare labelling by December 2024.
Establish Declare labels as essential requirement for all new products as of December 2023.
End to End Carbon Reduction
We continually review the environmental aspects of our operations to eliminate waste.
We are Toitū certified carbon reduce and from our base year 2020-21, 50% reduction in CO2 per $ revenue by 2024-25 year.
We will continue to assist our customers to reduce their waste by appropriately managing end of life products.
Zero waste to landfill ex operations by March 2024.
We will advocate for, support and guide low emission freight options.
Respect for culture & community
At Europlan we are committed to maintain a living wage as a minimum for all employees, our community impact programme including our engagement with All Heart and our business is undertaking a Te ao Māori audit by Sept 2024 in order to set development plan in place.
There’s an abundance of surplus office furniture in New Zealand and very rarely will businesses be able to sell their redundant furniture. If you have furniture in your office that you no longer need, and you’re looking for a sustainable solution, Europlan can help. We work with All Heart NZ, a registered charitable trust, to redirect surplus furniture to communities in need. This is achieved at no greater cost than sending your items to the landfill.
Whether you have a few desks or a few floors of surplus furniture, Europlan and All Heart NZ can assist in providing you with a sustainable service that benefits your community. Read more about the work we do with All Heart NZ in this case study here
We’re proud partners of Haworth, who are deeply committed to addressing climate change. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is at the heart of their strategy, helping them translate global climate objectives into measurable, achievable goals.
Their commitment is clear:
By 2030: Reduce operational emissions by 60% and supply chain emissions by 42%
By 2050: Reduce both operational and supply chain emissions by 90%
"Thank you again for the great job, the fine work you and your team did to deliver what was promised, in the short time frame."
University of Otago - ISB
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