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

What is responsible sourcing?

What is responsible sourcing?

Have you ever wondered where the products you buy come from? For products made with wood (table, paper or construction products), labels such as FSC or PEFC for timber products have been in place for a long time. Those labels promote the responsible management of...

New report confirms sector Net Zero Plans are possible

New report confirms sector Net Zero Plans are possible

UK Green Building Council launches first ever UK Roadmap for achieving Net Zero carbon built environment by 2050. Whole Life Carbon Roadmap from the UK Green Building Council highlights the growing need to quickly close the policy gap on net zero homes and embodied...

CLC and ITN Launch Co-production ‘Building a Greener Britain’

CLC and ITN Launch Co-production ‘Building a Greener Britain’

The construction industry is playing its part in transforming its working practices and leadership models to contribute to the global ambition for a net zero future. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to produce...

Measuring your carbon footprint in the finishes and interiors sector

Measuring your carbon footprint in the finishes and interiors sector

FIS and the Supply Chain Sustainability School are collaborating to help deliver Net Zero in the finishes and interiors sector through a new virtual training portal hosted on the Supply Chain Sustainability School website. This sustainability training hub is another...

Consultation on Plastic Packaging Tax (General) Regulations 2021

Consultation on Plastic Packaging Tax (General) Regulations 2021

The Plastics Packaging Tax is due for introduction on 1 April 2022 and HMRC is looking for businesses' views on the technical application of the regulation. The consultation closes on 1 December 2021 and details are available here. The Primary legislation establishing...

Government Mandates Carbon Reduction Plans

Government Mandates Carbon Reduction Plans

Contractors bidding for central Government contracts worth more than £5 million a year are now required to provide a Carbon Reduction Plan. Plans must be updated at least once a year and meet the standard set out in Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21, which includes...

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.