Guide

Furniture manufacturing resource efficiency

Introduction

Furniture manufacturers use a number of resources including raw materials, energy, water and transport. Reducing the amount of resources your business consumes, and the amount of waste it produces, can have a range of benefits. These include better production efficiency, cost savings, reduced disposal costs and presenting an improved environmental image to stakeholders such as customers and investors.

There are key areas your business can focus on to use resources more efficiently. These include adopting eco-design, improving your purchasing, storage and handling of raw materials, and looking closely at your manufacturing processes to reduce waste and the cost of its removal.

This guide describes how you can save money by using resources more efficiently in your furniture manufacturing business. It will help you tackle key areas such as reducing waste, packaging, solvent, water, energy and transport.