Supporting the planet
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Supporting the planet through sustainability

Here at DFS, we are very aware of the impact of upholstery and furniture on the environment and are committed to making a positive difference - both in the environment and our communities - by working with our suppliers and making changes to our operations.

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Change takes time, so we will not be able to achieve this ambition overnight - but rest assured we are working hard on it! Through setting goals and working together across our group of companies, we are already making a positive difference in a range of areas our business practices impact upon.

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Responsible, sustainable and ethical sourcing of materials

As a furniture manufacturer and retailer, we know one of the biggest areas we can make is across the way we source the materials used to make our sofas, beds, mattresses and furniture. We are working hard to ensure all the materials used to make our products are responsibly, sustainably and ethically sourced. This means ensuring we have visibility of our entire value chain - right back to farm and forest.

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What we’re doing:

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Working with suppliers to ensure anyone connected to our product is treated and rewarded fairly for their work

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Ensuring all products we sell that use wood in their manufacture will be made from FSC and PEFC-certified timber by 2025

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Working to source all leather upholstery from LWG-certified suppliers

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Working to source all textiles used on sofas from OEKO-TEX STeP-certified mills

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Working to ensure all cotton used has Better Cotton traceability

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Encouraging the use of recycled materials where suitable with all suppliers

Making changes to our products and value chain is an ongoing collaborative and iterative process. We work in partnership with our suppliers to ensure the changes we request are sustainable long-term and add value to their business - and that of their suppliers - while also ensuring we are being as ethical and sustainable as possible.

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Environmental policies

From sourcing timber sustainably to finding more eco-friendly fabrics and fillings, as a business we are committed to making a positive difference.

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Sustainable sourcing policy

Timber policy

Timber policy

Leather policy

Leather policy

Reducing our environmental impact through product innovation

From fabrics and leathers to the springs and wood we use - we’re working hard to use more recycled, sustainably sourced, and vegan-friendly materials across our range of sofas and furniture. In some areas, this looks like creating ranges made from faster-growing or reclaimed woods - in others, creating upholstery fabrics that last longer in your home before needing to be replaced. Look out for these icons across our website to find out more.

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Explore our most eco-friendly ranges

Cayton 3250 Pocket Mattress
Fairlight sofa
Huxham sofa
Natural Fresh Bamboo Hybrid 2000 E Pocket Mattress
Lambourn sofa
Forge sideboard
Wakehurst sofa
Bio Cool 2000 E Pocket Mattress
Brockwell sofa
Standen sofa
Abberton 6750 Natural Pillowtop Mattress
Edinburgh sofa
Amersham sofa
orissa dining set
Pashley chair
Cayton 3250 Pocket Mattress
Fairlight sofa
Huxham sofa

Managing our carbon footprint to aim for Net Zero

As a business, DFS are committed to reducing our carbon emissions and are aligned to the climate-science Net Zero roadmap. While the majority of our carbon footprint is in the raw materials we use to make our products, we have still identified other areas where we can make an impact and reduce our impact on the planet as a whole. We’re committed to finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint by changing the way we do business - from switching to more eco-friendly energy sources in our stores and offices, to replacing our delivery fleet with electric vehicles.

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What we’re doing:

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We've calculated our full carbon footprint (scopes 1, 2 and 3) since 2019

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We've reduced our Scope 1 emissions (gas used for heating and fuel used in our vehicles) by over 20% since 2019

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We've engaged our suppliers on this issue, and many have committed to work with us to reduce the carbon footprint of our products

Creating more eco-friendly packaging

Sofa and furniture packaging is a delicate balance, as to be both sustainable and practical, it needs to both adequately protect the product in transit and be easy to responsibly dispose of once finished with. We are proud to say we recycle all the packaging used on our sofas. Our delivery teams install your new sofa in your room of choice, unpack it for you (and assemble if needed) and then remove all packaging, taking it away with them to recycle it responsibly. We’re working hard and continuously to further improve our packaging and select materials that are kinder to the environment.

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What we’re doing:

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We've introduced recycled plastic packaging in many of our ranges

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We are working hard to ensure ALL plastic packaging is made from recycled content

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We are aiming to remove all polystyrene from packaging by the end of 2024

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We are working with suppliers to use more sustainable packaging where possible - for example, swapping from plastic to cardboard

Responsible end-of-life sofa disposal

Have an old sofa you’re looking to get rid of? With Clearabee, you can easily arrange collection and responsible reuse of the materials - such as the recycling of any metal components and converting any waste product to fuel for energy.

Working to continuously improve

This is just the beginning of our journey, and we understand there is always more we can be doing to be a more sustainable, responsible, environmentally aware business. We’re working hard to introduce new, ambitious changes to our product and customer offer to improve the impact of our business.

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Explore our commitments

Community partnerships