Corporate Social Responsibility
Starting with one brand in 1964, we now have multiple brands, enabling us to appeal to the widest range of tastes. Our continuing growth stems from putting the needs of customers above all else. They include retailers, private and social housing providers and, most of all, people by their hearths and in their bathrooms and bedrooms.
To satisfy their expectations in every detail of design, quality and service means being in control of everything we do. And we do everything. Research, design, development, manufacture, warehousing, service, sales, and logistics are integrated in a seamless operation at our 500,000 square foot facility in North East England.
Responsible manufacturing We are dedicated to minimising the environmental impacts of our manufacturing activities and seek to explore new ideas through eco innovation, for example our 2010 investment of over £1m in an eco-boiler to convert all waste timber into heat for our factories.
Environmental Management Having been accredited with ISO 14001, the internationally recognised environmental management standard, Be Modern is committed to continually improving the effectiveness of our environmental management system.
Transport Be Modern’s logistics department makes thousands of deliveries each year, providing us with an opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint through regularly modernising our fleet to minimise noise and air pollution and training drivers in fuel efficient, safe driving.
FSC® Timber Wood is a significant material used across many Be Modern products. As demand for forestry products continues to grow, Be Modern plays its part in conservation by selecting over 75% of its raw timber from well-managed FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) recognised forests and holds full Forest Stewardship Council chain of custody certification.