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B stands for Benefit for all.

Business as a Force for Good


Becoming a Certified B Corporation in 2023 was an important moment in our company’s history. The culmination of 15 years of work and impact through our LivingOn sustainability program, 2023 marked the beginning of our journey as a member of a global movement seeking to change our economic system. This accreditation highlights years of efforts to positively impact all stakeholders – our team members, communities, customers, and our planet. Achieving B Corp Certification has provided validation that we are on the right path to building a truly sustainable and socially responsible business.

Living Edge is a Certified B Corporation™.

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Our Story


Founded in 2000, our commitment to sustainability began with the selection brands and products we chose to bring to market in Australia – a selective process to this day. Our commitment is encapsulated by our “Furniture For Life” tag line. Furniture For Life has a dual meaning; firstly, our range is made of designs for living, working, and everything in between. Secondly, it reflects that the aesthetic, functional, and manufacturing qualities of our products ensure longevity – ours are products bought for a lifetime, not throwaway consumables.

We soon realised our commitment to sustainability could extend beyond the products we endorsed. In 2008, we launched our sustainability program, LivingOn, with a recognition that our commitment to sustainability needed to be bigger than supplying product that met certain industry standards. We realised that we had a responsibility to be an environmentally and socially responsible company in our own right. Over the last 15 years, the LivingOn program has grown and evolved to focus on environmental, social, and economic issues in line with the ‘triple bottom line’ of people, planet, and prosperity.

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In 2009, Living Edge became the first Herman Miller dealer to quantify and offset the freight emissions generated from importing Herman Miller furniture, and in 2017 we achieved carbon neutral operations by expanding the scope of our emissions reporting and offsetting to cover all our facilities and activities. We have not only neutralised our emissions, but we have also worked to reduce them by transitioning to carbon neutral energy in NSW and Victoria, introducing electric vehicles into our fleet, and promoting recycling throughout our operations through our Living Without Waste initiative. In 2022, we introduced a new philosophy to the LivingOn program – ‘Think Circular’. Think Circular encourages us to embed the principles of the circular economy into our business, a mission driven by two core sustainability programs, Relive – a program that aims to create a second life for Living Edge products – and Lifecycle – a circular procurement model developed by Living Edge to enable a more flexible and sustainable approach to furniture procurement.

The LivingOn program also focusses on social impact, both within our own operations and in the wider community. We strive to help our people thrive by providing engaging work environments that promote human health and wellbeing – a mission epitomised by our WELL Platinum certified showroom at 7 Queen Street, Perth. We also ensure we protect the physical and psychological health of our people through an ISO 45001 certified health and safety management system and 24/7 access to a Wellbeing Program provided by Assure Programs, a leading EAP provider in Australia. Our external impact program focusses on corporate philanthropy through donations to good causes including The Black Dog Institute and Lifeline, as well as volunteering opportunities throughout the year, including our annual Community Week in December. In 2022, the Living Edge team volunteered with food charities across Australia to prepare and pack provisions and meals for those most in need during the holiday season.

We acknowledge that the journey does not stop here. We must remain committed to continuous improvement and working collectively for systems change with our partners in the B Corp movement.

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What is the B Corp movement?
B Corp is a global movement of People Using Business as a Force for Good®. Together, we are shifting our economic system from favouring only the few to benefitting all, from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to regeneration, and from prioritising individualism to embracing interdependence.
The B Corp movement is led by B Lab™, the non-profit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. B Lab creates standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behaviour, culture, and structure of capitalism. B Lab mobilise the global B Corp community towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges, and collaborate with governments, academia, coalitions, and other institutions to drive economic systems change.


What is a B Corp Corporation?
A Certified B Corporation is a company that has been verified as meeting B Lab’s high standards for social and environmental impact, that has made a legal commitment to stakeholder governance, and that is demonstrating accountability and transparency by disclosing this record of performance in a public B Corp profile.
Companies built on these principles measure success when there is value created for all stakeholders and believe in an economy that incentivises businesses and investments that build on social and environmental value, recognising the interdependence of people, planet, and the economy.



Why did we choose to become B Corp Certified?
We chose to become a Certified B Corporation because we share the B Corp movement’s belief that business can be a force for good. We also believe in the importance of robust, objective, third party verification of a company’s environmental and social impact. The outcome of our B Impact Assessment™ gives us confidence that we are on the right path towards creating benefit for all, but perhaps more importantly, it provides us with a framework for continuous improvement and collective action. In order to maintain certification, companies must undertake the assessment and verification process every three years, demonstrating they are still meeting B Lab’s standards — which are themselves always improving, with continual input from expert stakeholders.


What contributed to our B Corp Certification?
The B Impact Assessment involves answering over 250 questions focussing on B Lab’s five Impact Area Pillars: Workers, Environment, Customers, Community, and Governance. Our responses were then verified in collaboration with a B Lab Analyst in order to reach our final B Impact Score.


Key Factors

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  • The Living Edge team benefit from an internal engagement program focussing on wellbeing, education, and giving, as well as the opportunity to work in the beautiful surroundings of our world-class showrooms, including our WELL Platinum certified Perth showroom.
  • We offer our people and their families access to an Employee Assistance Program from Assure Programs including counselling sessions, financial coaching, dietary advice and legal advice, as well as access to Assure’s innovative Wellbeing Gateway app.



  • We have achieved carbon neutral operations and we publish a comprehensive full-scope emissions inventory in our annual LivingOn sustainability report. Our climate initiative also focusses on reducing our emissions, including purchasing carbon neutral energy in NSW and Victoria, introducing EVs into our vehicle fleet, and promoting recycling through our Living Without Waste initiative.
  • The B Impact Assessment helped us to generate powerful new insights into the sustainability of our product portfolio. In the reporting period:
    • 69% of the products we sold (by revenue) had a third-party product certification that assesses the environmental impacts of the product or its production process,
    • 43% of our revenue came from products that hold LBC Red List Approved certification - which certifies that a product does not contain harmful levels of toxic materials, and,
    • 21% of revenue came from recycled materials, helping to reduce resource consumption.
  • We have launched two sustainability programs that focus on developing a circular economy in the furniture industry in Australia:
    • Lifecycle, a circular procurement model developed by Living Edge to enable a more flexible and sustainable approach to furniture procurement.
    • Relive, a sustainability program that aims to create a second life for authentic, original, and sustainable furniture.



  • Our dedicated Customer Care team and Client Relationship Managers provide our customers with ongoing care and feedback mechanisms.
  • Our products are offered with third party certification and some of the best warranty terms in the market, giving our customers confidence that they are investing in a quality product.
  • Our ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System ensures that we focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.



  • Every year, Living Edge donates a share of its profits to good causes in Australia. Our regular beneficiaries include the Black Dog Institute and Lifeline.
  • We organise a Community Week every year to provide our people with the opportunity to take part in team volunteering activities and raise funds for good causes. Team members are also offered two days of paid volunteering leave every year to participate in their own volunteering activities.
  • We screen our supply chain to monitor the social impact of our suppliers and partners.
  • We are striving to be a vocal advocate in the Australian design community for the benefits of the circular economy and its potential to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry in Australia.



  • The Living Edge Board of Directors has formally approved a Special Resolution of Directors to adopt a Certified B Corporation Purpose Statement and Stakeholder Clause to ensure that the principles of stakeholder governance are enshrined in the company’s constitution. B Lab refer to this action as Mission Lock.
  • Living Edge has demonstrated openness and transparency across all aspects of its operations, from financial performance to environmental and social impact.


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Living Edge acknowledges the Traditional
Owners of Country throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present.