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Sustainability

 

When we address the matter of sustainability at Howdens, the word ‘our’ is prevalent. It’s ‘our’ duty to ensure the longevity of our people, supply chain, products, environment and communities to provide long term value. We take seriously the company’s responsibility to positively influence the world. This ambition is achieved by ensuring that it is a fundamental part of our business model.

Our sustainable behaviour helps us to address some of our risks. We adhere strictly to health and safety codes to protect staff, whilst offering them developmental training for a fulfilling career. We have developed long term sustainable supplier relationships, use FSC® and PEFC™ certified materials for products wherever possible, manufacture all of our cabinets at dedicated UK factories to reduce shipping, and contribute charitably to local communities.

 

99.8%

of manufacturing waste recycled or reused

480

apprentices in training

15th year

of partnership with Leonard Cheshire

Why Sustainability Matters to us

Health and Safety

Fundamentally, we believe there should be no compromise on health and safety. We prioritise employee well-being and go to every length to provide people with the safest-possible working conditions. Read more about the stringent code we have established to deliver this.

Supply chain and product

We strive to source ethical FSC® and PEFC™ certified materials in a tenable fashion, which allow us to deliver safe and durable products our end users can enjoy for many years. Learn about the processes behind this aim, including our chain of custody, safety testing and certifications.

Our environment

Reducing emissions, waste and the amount we send to landfill are key focuses at our two manufacturing sites in East Yorkshire and Cheshire. See the achievements we have made so far, including the re-purpose of sawdust, the reuse of pallets and the reductions made in emissions.

Communities

We are passionate about supporting local community projects and nationwide working together with Leonard Cheshire.

Historic Sustainability Reports

HOWDENS Making space more valuable

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Business model and Strategy

Find out more about our business model and strategy, the markets in which we operate and our strategic approach to protect our unique business model and ensure that the business continues to grow.
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Our depots

As a familiar sight across towns and cities in the UK and Europe, our depots are always within easy reach, so a trade professional never has far to travel to find their nearest Howdens. Get to know more about how each one operates.
our history

Sustainability

Our sustainable behaviour is at the heart of our business and enables us to reduce some of our risks. We take great pride in ensuring that our business positively impacts the world around us and the people within it.
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In the community

We are passionate about supporting the local communities we operate in, which is why our depots and support staff actively seek ways to give something back. Whether it is running half marathons or sponsoring local Scout groups, discover the many ways we help good causes.
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Our products

With more than 80 kitchen styles, an exclusive appliance brand, Lamona, and thousands of products across joinery and hardware, learn why our builders have come to trust the range and quality of the products we offer.
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People & Careers

The Sunday Times named Howdens as one of the top 25 big companies to work for. Discover why Howdens is a great place to work, how we develop our people and reward them, whilst building a culture with an entrepreneurial spirit.
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Financial Results

Download copies of the latest financial results for Howdens both past and present including the associated presentations and Interim Management Statements released between results announcements.
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Governance

Howdens is a responsible business which was founded on the tenet that the Company should be worthwhile for all concerned, with a commitment to the people within its reach and the wider world. Here we provide the links to the framework that informs our decisions and outcomes.