We have already implemented change throughout the business to work towards becoming more sustainable. Whilst this is the start of our journey, we are proud of our achievements so far. Read about some of the changes we have made already.

Our largest supplier no longer individually wraps our fabric products in plastic packaging at source. In 2021, our supplier estimates that 10,600KG of plastic was used to individually wrap Sophie Allport products, so this is a significant reduction in our view.

We have joined the green business accreditation programme Investors in the Environment (IIE) and are working towards our bronze accreditation.

Through the Eastern New Energy Programme, led by the University of East London, we have had an independent energy review conducted at our premises in the UK by Peterborough Environment City Trust.

We are reviewing our energy consumption and have converted many of our light fittings to LED and where appropriate used PIR sensors to help target reduction.

We have reduced the amount of plastic used and increased the number of reused boxes in the dispatch of orders packed from our UK operations.

We have introduced a comprehensive benefits package for our employees, which supports physical, financial, mental, and social wellbeing.

We work closely with key charity partners who reflect on our core values and coordinate with our love for nature, people, and the plant. Our staff also receive a paid day to volunteer and give back to a charity or community group of their choice.

We have updated our offices to provide an enhanced working environment for employees, as well as providing the structure for a hybrid working scheme. This includes installing a new fire
alarm system and purchasing a defibrillator at our main site.

We have started migrating our fleet to electrical vehicles with the purchase of an electric car and are in the process of installing EV charge points at our head office in Lincolnshire.