Sustainability in the Finishes and Interiors Sector

FIS is committed to taking a pro-active lead, not just in supporting the UK ambition to net zero carbon by 2050, but delivering profound transformation within our supply chain on all aspects of ethical and environmental sustainability.

In this toolkit we look at some of the key actions that you can take and also some of the wider sector initiatives that can support your business in setting a sustainability strategy.  The aim is to support companies in meeting the ethical and environmental aspects of sustainability considered from the three dimension of planet, people and profit across the entire construction supply chain. Definitions of sustainability do vary, but focus is on where our sector can make a positive impact in line with the UN Sustainability goals and the Net Zero agenda in the UK.  

FIS 10 Golden Rules for Waste Reduction

Introducing Sustainability

General Principles

Relevant Literature

Sector Specific Activities




How to measure sustainability

Sustainability related to your activities

Sustainability related to your organisation


FIS has partnered with the Supply Chain Sustainability School

A wealth of free resources to support the Construction Supply Chain in improving Sustainability and helping to hit net-Zero Targets.

Sustainability Headlines

Access to EV chargepoint grants

Access to EV chargepoint grants

SMEs can get grants from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure in their commercial car parks. Eligible businesses can claim £350 for each chargepoint socket installed and £500 per parking space enabled with...

FIS responds to Government’s Net Zero Review call for evidence

FIS responds to Government’s Net Zero Review call for evidence

FIS has worked with its members to respond to the Government’s call for evidence on net zero. The Government has commissioned a review on the Government’s approach to delivering net zero to ensure it is pro-growth and pro-business. The Government has called all...

Free training to support businesses on their low-carbon journey

Free training to support businesses on their low-carbon journey

Eco-I North West is a practical, interactive project aimed at North West based SME’s that are starting their low-carbon innovation journey and are looking for opportunities and support to become a low-carbon business. It is being run as two ‘in-person’ workshops held...

First revision of Construction Playbook published

First revision of Construction Playbook published

The Cabinet Office has now published the first revision of the Construction Playbook.  The Playbook captures commercial best practices and specific sector reforms outlining the government’s expectations of how contracting authorities and suppliers, including the...

FIS Events

Path to Net Zero

The CLC Roadmap to Recovery has laid out proposals to secure the future of construction, while setting the industry on a sustainable path towards recovery.  But what does this mean to projects in our sector.

Calculating your carbon footprint

As the industry is becoming more aware of the urgency to work towards net zero carbon targets, it is important that organisations start measuring their carbon footprint.