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    Living On is our sustainability program

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    Born in 2008, it has shaped our business, become a benchmark for our industry and continued to evolve with the new era of sustainability.

    Today, with Living On at the heart of everything we do, Living Edge has become one of the leaders in sustainability for Australia’s high-end furniture market.

    So, what is sustainability?

    For us, sustainability is about protecting the environment
    and promoting the wellbeing of all those who interact with
    our brand – our customers and our people.

    Becoming carbon neutral

    In 2017, Living Edge became carbon neutral. We did this by measuring and reporting on the emissions we’d generated right across our business, and having this report independently audited. We then purchased enough carbon credits to offset our carbon footprint for 2017.

    Supplying furniture for life

    We choose to supply furniture that’s designed to be passed down from generation to generation and eventually recycled at the end of its long life.

    Helping our customers be their best

    We offer our customers products and advice to create healthier, happier homes and workplaces. We can help our commercial customers achieve WELL, LEED or Green Star certification, or simply be more sustainable.

    Looking after our people

    We’re introducing WELL initiatives into our showrooms and offices, and a health and wellness program for all our people.

    100% of our products are Living On products

    This means they meet at least one of the following sustainability criteria:

    • 3rd party certified – either GreenTag, AFRDI Green Tick, or GECA
    • Carbon from freight has been offset
    • Contains recycled content
    • May be recycled at the end of its life
    • Certified for ergonomics
    • Sustainably sourced or certified timber
    • Certified low Volatile Organic Content (VOCs)
    • Low in toxic materials
    • Environmental-impact assessed for its entire lifecycle

    Here’s what else we’ve achieved so far

    Carbon offsetting
    • Voluntarily measured and reported carbon footprint since 2008
    • Reduced carbon footprint by 51% in 2017
    • 85% of all products sold in 2017 met one or more Living On criteria
    • World's first Herman Miller dealer to carbon offset the freight for all products imported into Australia
    • Indroduction of an ISO certified 14001 Environmental Management System and an ISO Certified 9001 Quality Management System
    • We've expanded our carbon inventiry to now include tracking for:
      –Taxi/Uber use for business
      –Delivery of local product from warehouses to customers
    Awards
    • Finalist in 2010 Premier’s Sustainability Awards, Victoria
    • Winner in 2013 City of Yarra Sustainability Awards, Business
    • Winner in 2013 Keep Australia Beautiful Awards, Business
    Living On at work
    • Where video conferencing, conference calls and Skype can’t be used, we purchase carbon offsets for all passenger flights
    • Introduction of Prius hybrid cars for the Living Edge fleet, with plans to expand into additional hybrid or electric cars
    • Introduction of a robust waste and recycling program covering paper, cardboard, plastics and organic waste
    For our people
    • Subscribe to pre-paid public transport so that staff can travel more sustainably to visit clients
    • Showers for those who cycle, run or walk to work or exercise during lunchtime
    • Living Without Waste – banning single use plastic, e.g. plastic bags, straws and coffee cups
    • Wellness initiatives such as lunch time meditation

    Our targets for 2020 and beyond

    Protecting the environment
    • 100% of electricity to come from either green power or the purchase of renewable energy credits
    • Cut SCOPE 1 and 2 emissions to 50 tonnes p.a. before purchasing carbon credits
    • Continue efforts to reduce emissions per employee,p.a
    • Continue buying carbon credits to remain carbon neutral
    • Expand on current hybrid fleet;make entire company fleet hybrid of electric
    • Subscribe to Go-Get, e-bikes and pre-paid public transport
    • 100% of all products to meet one or more LivingOn criteria by 2020
    • Expand our operational boundary to include:
      - Reticulated water and wastewater, hotel accommodation, recycled waste, telecommunications and IT expenditure, packaging materials and food and catering
    • Living Without Waste (our name for War on Waste)-our commitment to zero waste wherever possible
    Promoting health and wellness
    • At least one Living Edge office / showroom to be WELL certified by 2020
    • 100% of all contract clients to have access to the new health and wellness program via the website or showroom presentations
    • Over 50% of all products to meet WELL by 2023 (Currently 40% of products do)
    • Every office to have supplied at least one WELL certified project by 2020
    • Introduce Living Edge staff health and wellness program by FYE 2019
    • Key seating products from all suppliers certified to meet relevant industry programs.

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