Sustainable Development Goals
Our commitment is to making responsible choices. At Race we understand that our future development is dependent on our actions; and to sustain growth, we must incorporate sustainability into every part of the company from product design to our manufacturing outputs. We are committed to ensuring our sustainability efforts have a lasting impact.
By using the Sustainable Development Goals to focus our efforts, we are working towards something bigger. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set out goals for countries to achieve. In today’s day and age, companies hold just as much responsibility as governments do. So, we believe that incorporating these global goals into our local actions means we can help in this movement towards a more sustainable world.
Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
Our people are everything to us; their physical and mental wellbeing is reflected in their work and we know that investment in our people is a sustainable investment in the company. Our seats are designed with the health and wellbeing of the end-user in mind, and anthropometric and ergonomic data is considered in all our designs.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
To achieve stable economic growth, as an organisation, we are always looking for ways to innovate and diversify. To achieve this, we aim to employ a diverse range of people who all bring something different to the table. We are also committed to supporting our local economy and SMEs in our supply chain.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Our product development team continually aims to develop innovative designs to help our customers reduce their overall environmental footprint.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Considering a closed-loop cycle, we want to reduce our production’s impact by setting targets and improvements for our material type/use; the recyclability of products; our energy use; our waste management, and so on.
Goal 13: Climate Action
With the climate crises growing apace, we have added a 6th goal into our commitment. For the past couple years we have been monitoring our Scope 2 emissions and offsetting through various tree planting and carbon avoidance verified projects. This year we are calculating our Scope 3 emissions to understand our total impact, to then set reduction targets and join the journey toward becoming Net Zero.
Goal 16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions
As an international company with an international supply chain, we know transparency is key. We aim to ensure that all businesses we support are honest, open, and accountable.
Whilst we are focusing on these five goals, we are not limiting ourselves to them as many of the 17 goals overlap. These are the goals that we believe we can make the most impact with what we do here at Ocee International, to benefit our company, our stakeholders and community and our environment.
Race Furniture is committed to becoming more environmentally and socially responsible, and in doing so, we hope to not only inspire our suppliers to be but our customers too.
Would you like to know more?
Race Furniture are a trusted voice within our industry on this topic. We have shared our knowledge and sustainable expertise in the Theatre Greenbook, Sustainable Buildings toolkit. Read our guidance here.
If you have any questions or are interested in talking to us about our efforts, please contact our Group Sustainability and Environmental Manager: Sian Berkley