Environment Policy

Sustainability programme

Discover our award winning sustainability programme

As a leader in the industry, we're dedicated to having a positive impact on our planet - changing the environment and lives around us for the better.

Award winning sustainability

Proud to be carbon neutral

Proud to be carbon neutral

Proud to be carbon neutral

We’re incredibly proud to have received independent validation of our position as a carbon neutral business.

This wonderful achievement is the result of an unwavering commitment to our environment. Through ethical business practices and sustainable product development, we’ve been able to evolve our business in a way that benefits the environment around us.

What does it mean to be carbon neutral? Basically, every gram per kilometre (g/km) of carbon dioxide we emit is offset by the amount of carbon we save through renewable energy projects and energy efficiency projects. This way, we put back-into our environment what we’ve taken away.

Recycle, reuse, reduce: our zero to landfill pledge

Recycle, reuse, reduce: our zero to landfill pledge

Recycle, reuse, reduce: our zero to landfill pledge

90% of the waste generated across our Barnoldswick site is recycled - with all food, foam, paper, card, polythene film and metal waste going to local and national recycling companies.

Our objective is to divert waste from landfills and reduce the amount of harmful toxins and gases released into the atmosphere.

To help combat this we - in conjunction with our partners - introduced the Mattress Disposal Service.

All mattresses are stripped back: metal is melted, foam is crumbled and re-used into kid's play mats and comfort fillings are repurposed for protective clothing.

We also collect and arrange the environmentally-friendly disposal of end-of-life mattresses, divan bases and headboards from customers.

And to make sure we're always improving our process and making a continually positive impact on the environment, our managements systems get independently audited annually.

Cutting transport emissions

Cutting transport emissions

Cutting transport emissions

To improve conditions for people and wildlife we comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) - a government-led energy audit of all of our buildings.

This audit helps us to identify cost-effective energy-saving opportunities to help us cut energy consumption, reduce our carbon footprint and cut costs too.

We also save an incredible 100,000 litres of diesel per year through intelligent fleet management tool, Job Watch - which increases efficiency and improves road safety.

Number 1 for sustainability

Supporting ethical shopping

Number 1 for sustainability

We’re incredibly proud to have been awarded the Furniture Makers’ Company Sustainability Award for 2017.

We’re delighted that our commitment to social, economic and environmental sustainability has been recognised by this prestigious independent award.

Through eco-friendly product development, progressive work practices and our partnership with the Marine Conservation Society, we’re helping our world become a greener and happier place to live and work.

Protecting our seas, shores and wildlife

Eco-friendly product development

Protecting our seas, shores and wildlife

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with the UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

As part of the partnership, we’ve pledged financial support to the Marine Conservation Society to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution-free and protected, while maintaining the breath-taking beauty of our enriched coastlines.

As well as financial backing, our staff will be getting involved with the charity’s wider initiatives, such as beach cleans, to protect our seas and the fascinating creatures that live beneath.

The Marine Conservation Society continues to do fantastic and crucial work across the UK. Last year alone, 568,000 pieces of litter were removed from our coasts as a result of MCS campaigns.

Find out how you can support the Marine Conservation Society

Supporting ethical shopping

Supporting ethical shopping

Supporting ethical shopping

When you buy from Silentnight, you can do so in the complete confidence that the materials used have been replenished in an environmentally-friendly way.

We're the first bed company to be accredited under the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) - which aims to improve the furniture industry's sustainability credentials. We've also been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), which ensures that the timber or fibre used in the divans and headboards comes from responsible sources.

License number: FSC® C104461

Eco-friendly product development

Eco-friendly product development

Eco-friendly product development

Our Eco Comfort collection has been made from recycled plastic bottles, using eco-friendly materials from sustainable sources that won't cost your pocket or the planet.

Discover the Eco Comfort collection

Human rights

Human rights first

Human right’s first

Human rights first

Forced labour is a worldwide issues - including the UK - with an estimated 21million across the globe entrapped in some form of modern slavery.

Silentnight is part of the Modern Slavery Act, which aims to prevent all forms of labour exploitation - while also promoting complete transparency of labour practices - and ensuring slavery or forced labour forms no part of the business supply chain.

We're also a member of SEDEX - a non-for-profit organisation that allows buyers and suppliers to store, share and view information on labour standards, health & safety and business ethics.

Supporting workers’ rights

Supporting workers’ rights

Supporting workers’ rights

Without our dedicated employees, we wouldn't be able to deliver the fantastic product, service and experience to our customers that we do. With this in mind, it's important that working conditions and rights are paramount to our business.

As a proud member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), we ensure that we comply with and promote important worker's rights issues such as: free employment, hygienic and safe working conditions, the living wage and indiscrimination in the workplace.

Our community

Helping local young people build careers

Helping local young people build careers

Helping local young people build careers

Our award winning apprenticeship scheme has created 56 full-time jobs, providing local young people with the opportunity to build a career with Silentnight - the UK's leading bed and mattress manufacturer.

We guarantee all of our apprentices a full time position upon successful completion of their apprenticeship in areas such as: manufacturing, junior management, warehousing & storage, human resources, IT, and finance.

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Supporting sporting ambitions

Supporting sporting ambitions

Supporting sporting ambitions

Silentnight sponsor young UK cyclist Amy Gornall, who's based in Barnoldswick - home of Silentnight HQ.

Amy cycles professionally with Podium Ambition Pro Cycling - a UCI Women's Team - so she can compete in all the major women's road races internationally.

As part of the sponsorship, Amy will receive financial aid to support her training costs, including a brand new Silentnight bed - linking the importance a good night's sleep has to rest and recovery in supporting sporting success.

Free UK Delivery

Our standard 2 Man Delivery Service (Mattresses & Divans)

  • Free UK delivery* to your room of choice throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
  • We provide a free professional two man delivery service that will deliver your purchases to your room of choice.
  • This service includes the set up of your bed or mattress in your chosen room, plus the removal and takeaway of the packaging.
  • We deliver most items Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm.
  • On average products are delivered within 7 - 14 days.
  • *Some restrictions apply, please visit our delivery information for more detail.

Next Day Delivery Service (Mattresses/Bedframes)

  • Free Next Day Delivery, via a courier, to the door only.
  • A card will be left, with a contact number to call for re-delivery, if there is no one in.
  • Delivery will be between 8am - 7pm
  • If ordered with another item, the Next Day Delivery will be delivered first, usual delivery terms apply for additional items (this may incur 2 deliveries)

60 night comfort trial

We're so confident that our beds and mattresses will provide you with a great night's sleep that we offer the security of the very best in terms of comfort guarantee.

  • At Silentnight we want to be sure that you are satisfied with the comfort of your new bed or mattress which is why we offer a total peace of mind 60 night comfort guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied we will exchange your purchased bed or mattress for an alternative Silentnight bed or mattress of your choice.
  • We do however ask that you try your new bed for at least four weeks for your body to adjust to your new bed or mattress.
  • For full terms and conditions, please click here.

Total Quality Assurance

Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
  • All our Upholstered beds and mattresses ordered through Shop.Silentnight are made to order
  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.

Testing

  • Accredited onsite laboratory to bring the best products to you
  • Every Silentnight mattress type is tested to ensure it exceeds all British standards
  • Silentnight products are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) FSC-C104461
  • We are full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Program.
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