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

Flooring

Plasterboard

Ceilings

How to measure sustainability

Sustainability related to your activities

Sustainability related to your organisation

Training

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

Applying EPR in the construction products sector

Applying EPR in the construction products sector

The Construction Products Association has published a discussion paper on extended producer responsibility (EPR): Applying EPR in the Construction Sector Discussion Paper (constructionproducts.org.uk). This discussion paper seeks to explore the applicability of the...

Scotland transitioning at pace to Net Zero

Scotland transitioning at pace to Net Zero

Are you a leader working in the Construction, Manufacturing or Transport sectors seeking to drive and influence meaningful change in relation to Net Zero ambitions? Fully funded, CPD certified training is now available to ensure that you are upskilled with climate...

Embodied Carbon of Construction Industry Makes it to Parliament

Embodied Carbon of Construction Industry Makes it to Parliament

The UK Government has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 100% by 2050 compared to 1990. Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of CO2eq emissions in the UK in relation to the energy they use during their use. The impact of construction, which includes...

New Plastic Packaging Tax

New Plastic Packaging Tax

From April 2022, if you manufacture or import 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging within a 12 month period, you may need to register for the tax. You need to register for the Plastic Packaging Tax if you’ve manufactured or imported 10 or more tonnes of finished...

Securing a green recovery on a path to net zero

Securing a green recovery on a path to net zero

In December 2020, the Scottish Government published its “update to the climate change plan 2018-2032 – securing a green recovery on a path to net zero”. Scotland has committed to green recovery from Covid-19 in order to capture the opportunities for a transition to...

Inspiring Change – A Matter of Respect

Inspiring Change – A Matter of Respect

Last month I signed up to attend the Inspiring Change Event in London – the focus, creating a fair and inclusive environment in construction centred on respect. It is vital subject on so many levels not least because we have a HUGE skills and labour shortage, but also...

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.