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Working hard for a better future.

As climate change continues to affect our world, we are increasingly aware of the impact that products and services can have on the planet. The time for action is now and companies like ours have a critical role to play. We believe that producing stylish storage solutions should not come at the expense of our environment. We are determined to create pieces that make a positive difference in your home, without negatively impacting our planet. Below is some of the actions we are taking to ensure a better future for all and so that you can shop guilt free, knowing we’ve got everything covered.

Our Commitment

We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint, identifying all of
our impacts and actively seeking ways to reduce them, so that we can commit to meaningful and effective change that helps to build a more sustainable world.

We consider transparency to be integral for achieving this – we’re understanding our metrics on water use, waste, and greenhouse gasses, to help us recognise what actions to take to achieve net zero and ensure we have a fully sustainable business model moving forwards.


We’re dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint. We’re on a mission to become an industry leader, building a truly sustainable company that can ensure intergenerational environmental equity for all.

We want our customers to feel reassured when investing in our products, relying on us to create storage that is truly sustainable and Made for Life.

We want to influence a positive ethical change in the consumption of furniture, because we believe that our products should stand the test of time and be made to last whilst being manufactured in a way that is not detrimental to our environment.

We are striving towards a goal of net zero, and in order to do this, we must accurately measure and assess the emissions we produce, so that tangible, positive changes can be made. We utilise the latest UK Greenhouse Gas inventory to help us account and report our greenhouse gas emissions. The measurement of emissions is divided into scopes to help us quantify, identify and report.

By separating emissions into the scope categories shown below, we can better understand our complete value chain emissions and take necessary steps for reductions.

Scope 1 – Greenhouse Gas (GhG) emissions released by an organisation directly. This includes all emissions released during production.

Scope 2 – GhG emissions indirectly released by a company being produced on its behalf. An example of this is purchased electricity.

Scope 3 – Comprising of all other indirect GhG emissions associated with a company. This can include everything from buying products from suppliers to company travel.

Our Net Zero Journey

Not only are we committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement, but we’re actively seeking ways to achieve it ahead of schedule.

Ensuring our targets are quantitative, transparent, and aligned with the latest science is crucial to take accountability and real change on this journey. We’re focused on reducing all emissions associated with both our products and business practices, setting long and short-term reduction targets:

Short term: we plan to reduce our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 25% by 2025 from what we recorded in 2018.

Medium term: next we plan to reduce our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 70% by 2030 against our recordings from 2018.

Long term: to achieve net zero emissions in Scope 1, 2 and 3 by 2050.

We’re proud to say that we have vastly surpassed our initial 2025 goal of reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 25%. Continuing our efforts through 2023, we have achieved a 46% reduction since 2018. We’re firmly on track to meet our net zero and carbon neutral goals comfortably.


We only use 100% renewable electricity.

Our electricity is sourced from UK Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin, or European GoOs, which includes hydro, wind, solar, landfill gas and biomass energy.

100% of the electricity we rely on is renewable with a zero emissions factor for Scope 2 reporting. We are proud to say that we have reduced our consumption across Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2,730tCO2e since 2018.


100% recycled or diverted from landfill for general and wood waste.

We have disposal methods in place that ensures waste of all used materials is appropriately disposed of and as much of it as possible is recycled.

Steel offcuts and scrap material is collected and re-integrated into manufacturing, while 100% of our general wood waste this past year has been recycled or diverted from landfill. We are working hard to be completely zero landfill by 2030.

By diverting this waste from landfill, 176 kg of co2 has been saved, which is the equivalent of 66 cars being off the road for a year (CO2e) or planting 606 trees.


In our constant strive to becoming more sustainable, we are faced with the issue of how to provide our customers with a solution when their Bisley product reaches the end of its life cycle.

Inspired by nature, recreating the cycles of the natural world, where the end of one life cycle means the beginning of another, we have developed a circular scheme whereby our products get a second life.

We are so pleased to be working with Clearabee to offer our customers the opportunity to give back their unwanted products to either be given a new home or serve a new purpose.


Accepting old furniture items in any condition, Clearabee will collect your old Bisley products to be recycled or burned for energy in order to reduce landfill waste. Furniture that can be reused will be donated to local charities or refurbished for a second life.

To learn more, contact our customer service team on: 03333 583 856

Sustainable Design

Sustainable from the start.

Our Green Design protocol means that our designers consider the environmental impact of each new product from the very beginning,
all the way from material selection to end of life. We craft our products to be considerate of the environment from inception, giving you the confidence to shop with peace of mind.

We’re continuously implementing new sustainable construction methods and reviewing our product portfolio to be sure that we’re using the most sustainable machinery available in the most efficient of ways.

We integrate sustainable materials into all product design. Our primary raw materials are steel and wood, which are not only beautiful, but also highly sustainable.

Steel is 100% recyclable, which ensures maximum resource value through its recovery and reuse, avoiding the harmful processes of extracting virgin materials.

Our wood is FSC certified, which allows us to ensure that our use of wood and forestry products is responsible and sustainable.

Made for Life.

Quality is everything.

We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and we love being able to bring our customers high quality furniture pieces that are made for everything life throws at them, which is why our motto is ‘Made for Life’.

Quality and durability are integral to our sustainability principles. We consider the longevity of a product at the first stage of design, because we know that creating a quality product that stands the test of time will likely be used and loved for many years.

Looking ahead

Since 2018, we have been passionately working to operate as sustainably and responsibly as we are able, and we’re far from slowing down. We’re just at the start of our journey and we’re passionate about making a positive difference moving forward. We believe our customers should only receive the highest quality products and services from us, without the detrimental impact to our environment and planet.

We will be using sustainable credentials as a main consideration of our decision making process when assessing suppliers, including the actions they are taking and their own journey towards net zero.

We are committed to increasing our understanding of the impact we make on the environment and will be setting science based targets to ensure we work towards reducing our emissions to net zero.

Our journey has just begun.

We’re proud of our heritage and the trust that comes with a long history. Honesty is paramount to us. We do not sacrifice our long-term reputation for short-term gain. We stand by our word and do what we say we’ll do, always acting with compassion. Our customers’ trust depends on it.

The Green Guide

To read more about our commitment, efforts, achievements and future targets for sustainability, click to read our brand-new Green Guide.

Read our Green Guide