We recycled 1,590 tonnes of cardboard representing 105% of all cardboard purchased. We are able to recycle more cardboard than we purchase by recycling cardboard tubes salvaged from manufacturers’ direct deliveries to stores. We recycled 362 tonnes of plastic sheet, representing 75% of all plastic sheet purchased. We do not currently collect and recycle packaging relating to our bed sales, which are delivered by third-party carriers.
We have held talks with a number of consultants and contractors to discuss the validity of a number of energy conservation schemes. Some of these proposals are still in discussion stages and will continue into next year. One scheme, to install a more sophisticated heating control unit within stores was adopted and implemented in three stores ...
OUR LAMINATE BEING SOURCED
When we say that laminate flooring doesn’t have to cost the earth, we mean it. Carpetright is committed to being environmentally conscious and our laminate flooring is for the larger part constituted of High Density Fibre board (HDF). The brands that we offer you such as Balterio, only use PEFC certified HDF. This means that the wood used in the laminate’s production is sourced from well managed forests, the so-called “clean wood”. For every tree chopped down, a new one is automatically planted in its place.
GREAT ORMOND STREET CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
In the Autumn of 2011, Carpetright visited Great Ormond Street Hospital and handed over a cheque totalling a whopping £164,479.70! The money raised went towards funding a single patient bedroom on the kidney ward of the hospital’s new state-of-the-art facility, the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building, which opened this summer.
We look forward to continuing our support for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and the invaluable, world-class care that they provide.
HOW WE'VE HELPED
© 2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Registered Charity no. 235825
Through its association with the Harris Academy, Carpetright continues its social responsibility working with young people as part of its endeavour to be at the heart of the community. The Chairman of Carpetright, Lord Harris of Peckham, created the first City academy 21 years ago when he took over a ‘failed’ school in Crystal ...
HARRIS ACADEMY SCHOOLS
The 14 Harris academies now boast around 20,000 pupils, most of them from deprived backgrounds. Six of these schools have gone from ‘failed’ to ‘outstanding’ in two years, and overall grades across all the Harris schools are nearly three times the national average. The result is that the schools have been overwhelmed ...
The Harris Academy, Beckenham attracted 1,500 applicants in 2011, against only 15 in its last year as the local authority-run school. Harris pioneered the whole concept of the academy school, now adopted as the model which Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, and David Cameron have chosen to roll out across the country. Gove recently described Harris as ‘one of the most admirable men I know’ for his contribution to state education. The success of the schools in motivating both teachers and students was reflected by the fact that in the riots which tore London apart last year, not a single Harris student was reported to have been involved, despite the fact that many of the schools were right in the heart of the most affected areas.