Paula Rosa has received recertification of its membership of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP);
The mark of sustainable excellence within the furniture industry. FISP, audited by FIRA International, allows organisations to prove their sustainability commitment and credentials. Currently, the programme has over 60 members internationally.
Paula Rosa is a UK manufacturer of fitted furniture for the new build market; providing furniture for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and the home office.
Lee Golby, SHEQ Manager for Paula Rosa, said "Sustainability is about more than just good environmental management, membership to FISP has helped us focus on other areas such as sustainable procurement and social responsibility. After the initial assessment, its stepped approach has meant that we can build on the scope of our certification at a manageable pace."
Lee added, "In our industry, operating a certified environmental management system is a given, membership to FISP can demonstrate to our customers that we are building on this foundation and going beyond the requirements of the standard".
James Bell, FIRA’s Environmental Consultant said, “FISP was launched in 2006 to support and improve the furniture industry's sustainability credentials. The programme has rapidly become established as the industry forum on all environmental and sustainability issues. FISP membership is a good way for manufacturers to demonstrate that they have sustainability at the heart of its operations. This is especially useful when it comes to tendering and offering retail specification. We are delighted to recertify Paula Rosa as a FISP member and commend their effort to improve sustainability.”
FISP focuses on a myriad of environmental aspects including Environmental Management Systems (EMS), waste management, energy management, procurement, sustainable timber purchasing, transport management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues. Therefore, FISP membership contributes to improving a member’s competitiveness in terms of cost savings and production efficiencies, as well as providing a certification which can be used to differentiate an organisation and its products from competitors.
FIRA will be continuing to promote FISP in the future by highlighting those in the furniture industry who are concentrating on improving their environmental credentials, as well as to encourage the growth and awareness of FISP membership.
Paula Rosa are part of a long list of existing FISP members which include Herman Miller, Teal, Lee and Plumpton, Magnet, Premiere Kitchens, RSBi, Sealy UK and Senator International.
For further information: 01438 777 730 or www.fira.co.uk