Updated: Aug 4
Because of Symphony's commitment to sustainability, the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) has awarded the company with the Gold Status.
The Barnsley head office and factory were the first to install a biomass boiler in order to fuel their operation. Hybrid Electric Vehicles were added to their company car fleet to demonstrate Symphony's eco-credentials. The KBB industry's leading sustainability brand is Symphony, thanks to its eco-credentials. Collaboration is the SCSS's main goal in building a sustainable built environment. The SCSS is a free learning environment that has been operating since 2012. It provides and upskills individuals who are working or seeking to work in the construction industry. Scale, lean construction, procurement, offsite, digital, management, and sustainability issues are all dealt with in addition to issues such as safety, health, and welfare. With its Gold Status, Symphony has proven its commitment to sustainability.
In the last 3 years, the percentage of carbon emissions per £m turnover has fallen 27% (Carbon Emissions v Turnover Ratio, 2019).
In 2019 alone, the Symphony Biomass Boiler saved 1762 tCO2, which is the same as taking 381 cars off the road for a year or the energy consumption of 203 homes (Carbon Emissions v Turnover Ratio, 2019).
Additionally, over 98% of Symphony's manufacturing and office waste is recycled (2019). Instead of using cardboard and plastic packaging to protect cabinets during transportation, Symphony uses blankets. Blankets are returned and reused for future deliveries once cabinets arrive safely.
Cabinet chipboard made from recycled material makes up 49% of products produced by Symphony. Four of its lines are made from 100% recycled materials, including Urban Grey Walnut, Urban Concrete, Hacienda Grey, and Light Driftwood. Symphony uses FSC®-certified timber for all of its wood-based products. Water-based coatings have replaced solvent-based coatings for all 'build to order' paint lines. Instead of plastic cabinet legs created from 100% recycled plastic, Symphony uses leg material made from 100% recycled plastic. All of the cardboard boxes Symphony purchases are made from recycled materials. Plastic corner protectors that formerly protected individual fronts are now made of recycled pulp, so there is no longer a need for millions of plastic versions.
To learn more about Symphony and our credentials, download our 2021 Sustainability statement below