As a company and as individuals, we at InStyle Direct take our behaviour and responsibilities exceptionally seriously. Our ESG strategy is action-oriented and covers what we are doing right now as well as our promises for the future.
InStyle Direct has a London-based HQ and warehouse as well as six international offices around the globe. We are incredibly proud of our diverse workforce. Our multinational employee base spans across 22 different nationalities, with a total of 16 different languages spoken. InStyle Direct’s international organisation operates with a shared, profound passion for our planet’s future and for its people. Our work culture supports this by ensuring that all employees are:
Looking beyond the company, we seek to engage, support and improve our communities through charitable giving and through individual and collective action.
As interior providers, InStyle is keenly aware of the importance of responsibly-sourced products and raw materials. The survival of the earth’s ecosystem and all its inhabitants depends on us making the right decisions. In our case these involve:
We are also working hard to ensure that our office and warehouse spaces reflect our values, which involves:
We reduce waste and manage our carbon footprint by ensuring that all our products are not only of superior quality, but are built to last. This prevents clogging up our landfill sites with cheap, throwaway furniture and ensures our clients get value for their money.
Ethically sourcing our materials, suppliers and transport networks not only helps the planet but is also a way of ensuring that the communities involved and impacted continue to flourish. From rural villages and factory workers to everyone involved in the transportation chain, we practice the following:
No serious environmental or social initiative can be achieved without a monitoring system or timeline and that is where the “governance” part of our ESG comes in. ESG audits are a core component of InStyle Direct’s strategy and consist of regular site/factory visits, input from independent experts, monthly meetings with stakeholders and advice from the FIRA.
Many of our suppliers are members of eco-conscious trade associations. They may be accredited with BWA (British Woodworking Association) or IRQAO (International Register of Quality Assessed Organisations). These companies will also invariably be on the register of various other quality assurance organisations and InStyle usually finds that their work practices are in keeping with our standards and ethics.
We consider regular ESG audits a great way of keeping on track and on target. We will be doing this through:
Over the next decade or so these audits will make sure that we:
Until this happens, the quest for a better planet goes on, and where better to start than with our team of incredible InStyle individuals. Our staff are involved in a diverse and inspiring group of charitable activities which we help facilitate by granting them time off to support, promote and organise their various causes.
Our employees help promote a greener business model with some of the following efforts:
We refuse to promote an aspirational lifestyle and aesthetic while disregarding the plight of our planet which is why we use our industry positioning to help the planet. We stand as a positive force for change. This attitude and belief stretch from our informed business decisions down to every piece of furniture that we place in our client’s properties.
InStyle Direct recycles mattresses via Matt UK and guarantees 100% landfill avoidance on all mattresses. Aside from the foam and springs, the average mattress we donate is deconstructed into 15 reusable materials. All processes are carried out by hand to stay carbon neutral. Given the currently limited awareness of one of London’s leading recycling and waste management specialists, we aim to help make the service more well-known in the industry.
We run many highly successful charitable initiatives that draw on the organisational and operational strength of our company. This includes raising money for St Luke’s hospice. Our recent efforts included selling 26 higher-cost items from our Gold and Diamond packages which achieved an entire donation of £6,315.00.
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