Living Edge have been honoured with a landmark award at the Sustainable Cities Awards 2013
August 8th, 2013
The Best Sustainable Business 2013 title now belongs to Living Edge – recognition for its LivingOn initiative which the designer furniture supplier launched in 2008.
Demonstrating their commitment to sustainable practices, Living Edge has made constant improvements and changes to the way it does business to ensure that the impact to the environment is as minimal as possible. Since the 2008 implementation of the program, Living Edge had successfully reduced their carbon footprint by 71%.
Living Edge’s green example to the wider design industry was commended by the jury for ‘incorporating sustainability into their products, services and operations’ – an holistic approach to keeping Australia beautiful.
In-house initiatives saw Living Edge gaining GECA and Ecospecifier™ certification on over 50% of their products, carbon offsetting all carbon emissions from the importation freight for over 70% of the products they sell and converting to 100% green power across all showrooms and sites. No small feat!
This recent commendation adds to a string of awards received by Living Edge for their efforts in sustainability including the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Awards for Sustainability.
(Hero Image: Living Edge MD Aidan Mawhinney receives the Sustainable Business Award 2013)
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