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


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

Sustainability Headlines

World-leading Environment Act becomes law

World-leading Environment Act becomes law

Legislation that will protect and enhance the environment for future generations has now passed into UK law. Through the Act, we will clean up the country’s air, restore natural habitats, increase biodiversity, reduce waste and make better use of resources. It will...

FIS Signs Pallet LOOP Charter

FIS Signs Pallet LOOP Charter

Through the FIS Sustainability Leadership Group, the trade body representing the £10 billion fit-out, finishes and interiors sector became the first trade body to sign the Pallet LOOP Charter.  The charter is focussed on delivering a simple way of actively eliminating...

New Net Zero Strategy for decarbonising the UK economy

New Net Zero Strategy for decarbonising the UK economy

Ahead of the COP 26 summit next week, the Government has published a Net Zero Strategy setting out how the UK will reach net zero emissions by 2050. The Strategy sets out an economy-wide plan for how British businesses and consumers will be assisted in making the...

Your business journey to Net Zero

Your business journey to Net Zero

Ahead of the UN climate change conference (COP26) hosted in Glasgow later this month, two briefing sessions will take place next week for businesses to hear from senior UK officials on plans for COP, as well as how they can follow and support the activities going on...

Do you have what it takes to help save the world?

Do you have what it takes to help save the world?

Do you have what it takes to help save the world? Can you bring your creativity to solve the biggest question faced by the construction sector? Are you itching to be at the heart of efforts to deliver net zero carbon? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of these questions,...

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.