Led by chief executive Rob Parker and guided by the company’s sustainability council, a colleague initiative, Topps Tiles has committed to becoming carbon balanced by 2030. “We’ve been working behind the scenes to increase our recycled content in our new tile ranges, create better processes internally and externally to reuse, recycle and reduce everything we do from tile wastage, truck mileage, energy, and creating innovative essential products like adhesive that are better for the planet,” the company says.
According to Topps, 83% of its waste now avoids landfill, it’s saved of 2,300 tonnes of carbon every year with LED lighting instore, and the company is currently installing solar panels to provide 70% of the energy needed to run the head office and warehouse locations in Leicestershire. The company has also digitised 98% of its internal communications and stopped producing a paper brochure, with the aim of reducing unnecessary paper use, resulting in savings of 110 tonnes per year, or more than 2500 trees.
Topps has also made its product ranges more sustainable, with 58% of its tile ranges now including a recycled element, while 100% of its tile waste is now recycled into aggregate by a local quarry.
The company concludes: “We’re firm believers in reducing everything we can and making better choices with an investment in a greener future and what we can’t change we plan to offset by working with environmental changers like Wrap and The World Land Trust.”