TEMPUR® Sustainability vision

Environmental
Sustainability

WE STRIVE TO DO THE RIGHT THING

Our mission doesn’t stop with helping people around the world get the best night’s sleep. We’re committed to protecting and preserving our environment and reducing our global environmental footprint.

Our journey starts here...

IMPACT STORIES

Tempur Mattress

TEMPUR® UK surpasses their zero landfill targets

There has been zero landfill from TEMPUR® UK warehouse operations since 2019.1 Our European manufacturing facilities are also now sending zero waste to landfill with 100% of process by-products, packaging, and other materials being recycled or used in energy generation.

Tempur Mattress

Wildflower meadow creates diverse habitats

We've recently planted a meadow of local wildflowers at our production facility in Denmark to help provide vital habitats for the insect population. Wildflowers offer food sources to bees and butterflies which are vital for pollinating food crops.We've since received messages of thanks from local beekeepers.

Tempur Mattress

Reuse, recyle, RePURpose

Our Danish manufacturing facilities are working together with a number of partners, including the Danish Technological Institute and several ‘RePURpose’ which aims to find new ways to reuse and recycle polyurethane (one of the key ingredients in our TEMPUR® Material).

ENVIRONMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS

OUR GOALS

"As a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of bedding products...we beleive that success must be defined broadly and must be inclusive of our impact on our communities and environment."

Scott Thompson, Chairman, President and CEO

Take a closer look at our global and local goals, the progress we're making and our plans for the future...

Tempur Mattress

Global Tracking And Benchmarking

During 2020, we began tracking our electricty usage, water usage, and carbon emissions at all our manufacturing facilities and distribution centres. This allows us to create baselines, adopt target reduction goals, and implement programmes to reduce energy consumption and emissions across the business.

In 2020, our Danish plant reduced annual emissions by over 10,000 metric tonnes of CO2 - the equivalent of 2,242 cars being driven for a year! 5

In 2021, we are now transitioning to third-party World Resources Institute-certified accounting of emissions to help us measure and benchmark our progress. Using these recognised standards ensures we are presenting a true and fair account of our emissions.

Tempur Mattress

More Sustainable Transport

100% of company cars at TEMPUR ® UK will be powered by alternative fuel by 2023.

TEMPUR® UK are taking steps to reduce business travel where possible and increasing communication using digital platforms.

Our fleet in the US will pilot a Class 8 electric truck program in 2021, dedicated to utilizing electric trucks with the goal of identifying emission reduction opportunities.

Globally, our mangucaturing facilities are improving our delivery operations through optimising delivery routes, reconfiguring truck cube utilisation and combining products for delivery in the same truck.

Tempur Mattress

Renewable Energy

100% of the electricity used in TEMPUR ® UK head office will come from renewable sources from July 2021.2

We've invested in solar power for our largest mattress manufacturing operation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the first half of 2021.7.

Our facility in Estonia already gets over 20% of its energy from solar panels, helping to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels

Tempur Mattress

Energy Saving

In 2020, we started transitioning to energy-saving LED lighting in all of our production and assembly facilities worldwide.

Our Danish production factory is ISO 50.001 certified - this is an international standard which recognises businesses who have taken steps to enhance their energy performance. It was awarded thanks to our new energy management system designed to reduce consumption and increase efficiencies.

Tempur Mattress

Optimising Waste Management

Our European manufacturing facilities have already achieved zero landfill and are recycling up to 80% of all waste, well ahead of our target!

Globally, our offices and warehouses are also focusing on reducing landfill waste - right now, we're gathering baseline measurements and developing targets to improve waste streams and waste management best practices.

Zero landfill from TEMPUR ® UK warehouse operations since 20191.

All general waste in TEMPUR ® UK stores and Head Office to be segregated and recycled (where possible) by the end of 2022

In 2020, we implemented a pilot program in two of our european manufacturing facilities to optimise waste management processes. The program will be deployed to both facilities in 2021.

Tempur Mattress

Improving recyclability

We’re in talks with mattress recyclers worldwide to identify potential opportunities for used foams - and gain important learnings for future product development of more sustainable components.

Tempur Mattress

Creating long-lasting products

All TEMPUR® mattresses have a 10-year lifespan, meaning they need replacing less frequently. We’re always looking for new ways to repurpose or upcycle.

We offer easy upgrade options – you can replace the top cover of your mattress to give it a new lease of life and make it last longer.

The covers on TEMPUR® mattresses and pillows can be separated from the foam core so they can enter separate recycling streams.

Our mattresses’ foam cores are made up of 3-4 layers from materials of the same origin to enable better recyclability8

When our mattresses reach their end of life, the polyurethane foam can be cleaned and shredded for use in carpet underlay, insulation panels, car seats and boxing pads.9 And we are continuously searching for more ways to utilise our unique material.

Tempur Mattress

Sustainability-driven products

We’re increasing the emphasis on sustainability within our product development process by exploring methods to integrate additional sustainable components, supply chains and methods of assembly into our products. We’ve already met strict certification standards such as Oeko-Tex certified, TÜV and ISO certifications in our Denmark facilities.

Tempur Mattress

Reducing Materials

In a number of countries, we’ve added a compressed mattress range to our product line-up. This has allowed us to significantly reduce the packaging required for shipping, as well as fuel usage and greenhouse gases associated with transportation.

Tempur Mattress

Increasing recyclability

The brown boxes our mattresses come in are made from up to 78% recycled fibres, from our FSC Chain of Custody certified supplier. You’ll see the FSC and recycling logos printed on the box.

In the UK we’re on track to complete a sustainability audit of all external product suppliers and set packaging sustainability goals by the end of 2022 to ensure a sustainable supply chain.

FIND OUT MORE

To find out more about all our sustainability efforts and goals, read our
2021 Corporate Social Values Report

WE STRIVE TO DO THE RIGHT THING

Our mission doesn’t stop with helping people around the world get the best night’s sleep. We’re committed to protecting and preserving our environment and reducing our global environmental footprint.

Our journey starts here...

IMPACT STORIES

Tempur Mattress

TEMPUR® UK surpasses their zero landfill targets

There has been zero landfill from TEMPUR® UK warehouse operations since 20191.Our European manufacturing facilities are also now sending zero waste to landfill with 100% of process by-products, packaging, and other materials being recycled or used in energy generation.

Tempur Mattress

Wildflower meadow creates diverse habitats

We’ve recently planted a meadow of local wildflowers at our production facility in Denmark to help provide vital habitats for the insect population. Wildflowers offer food sources to bees and butterflies which are vital for pollinating food crops. We’ve since received messages of thanks from local beekeepers.

Tempur Mattress

Reuse, recycle, RePURpose
 

Our Danish manufacturing facilities are working together with a number of partners, including the Danish Technological Institute and several other Danish companies, to deliver an innovative program called ‘RePURpose’ which aims to find new ways to reuse and recycle polyurethane (one of the key ingredients in our TEMPUR ® Material).

ENVIRONMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS

OUR GOALS

"As a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of bedding products...we believe that success must be defined broadly and must be inclusive of our impact on our communities and environment."

Scott Thompson, Chairman, President and CEO

Take a closer look at our global and local goals, the progress we're making and our plans for the future...

Tempur Mattress

Global Tracking and benchmarking

During 2020, we began tracking our electricity usage, water usage, and carbon emissions at all our manufacturing facilities and distribution centres. This allows us to create baselines, adopt target reduction goals, and implement programmes to reduce energy consumption and emissions across the business.

In 2020, our Danish plant reduced annual emissions by over 10,000 metric tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of 2,242 cars being driven for a year!5

In 2021, we are now transitioning to third-party World Resources Institute-certified accounting of emissions to help us measure and benchmark our progress. Using these recognised standards ensures we are presenting a true and fair account of our emissions.

Tempur Mattress

More sustainable transport

100% of company cars at TEMPUR® UK will be powered by alternative fuel by 2023

TEMPUR® UK are taking steps to reduce business travel where possible and increasing communication using digital platforms.

Our fleet in the US will pilot a Class 8 electric truck program in 2021, dedicated to utilizing electric trucks with the goal of identifying emission reduction opportunities.

Globally, our manufacturing facilities are improving our delivery operations through optimising delivery routes, reconfiguring truck cube utilisation and combining products for delivery in the same truck.

Tempur Mattress

Renewable Energy

100% of the electricity used in TEMPUR® UK head office will come from renewable sources from July 2021.2

We’ve invested in solar power for our largest mattress manufacturing operation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the first half of 2021.7

Our facility in Estonia already gets over 20% of its energy from solar panels, helping to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Tempur Mattress

Energy Saving

In 2020, we started transitioning to energy-saving LED lighting in all of our production and assembly facilities worldwide.

Our Danish production factory is ISO 50.001 certified – this is an international standard which recognises businesses who have taken steps to enhance their energy performance. It was awarded thanks to our new energy management system designed to reduce consumption and increase efficiencies.

Tempur Mattress

Optimising Waste Management

Our European manufacturing facilities have already achieved zero landfill and are recycling up to 80% of all waste, well ahead of our target!

Globally, our offices and warehouses are also focusing on reducing landfill waste – right now, we’re gathering baseline measurements and developing targets to improve waste streams and waste management best practices.

Zero landfill from TEMPUR® UK warehouse operations since 20191

All general waste in TEMPUR® UK stores and Head Office to be segregated and recycled (where possible) by the end of 2022.

In 2020, we implemented a pilot program in two of our European manufacturing facilities to optimise waste management processes. The program will be deployed to both facilities in 2021.

Tempur Mattress

Improving Recyclability

We’re in talks with mattress recyclers worldwide to identify potential opportunities for used foams - and gain important learnings for future product development of more sustainable components.

Tempur Mattress

Creating long-lasting products

All TEMPUR® mattresses have a 10-year lifespan, meaning they need replacing less frequently. We’re always looking for new ways to repurpose or upcycle.

We offer easy upgrade options – you can replace the top cover of your mattress to give it a new lease of life and make it last longer.

The covers on TEMPUR® mattresses and pillows can be separated from the foam core so they can enter separate recycling streams.

Our mattresses’ foam cores are made up of 3-4 layers from materials of the same origin to enable better recyclability.8

When our mattresses reach their end of life, the polyurethane foam can be cleaned and shredded for use in carpet underlay, insulation panels, car seats and boxing pads.9 And we are continuously searching for more ways to utilise our unique material.

Tempur Mattress

Sustainability-driven products

We’re increasing the emphasis on sustainability within our product development process by exploring methods to integrate additional sustainable components, supply chains and methods of assembly into our products. We’ve already met strict certification standards such as Oeko-Tex certified, TÜV and ISO certifications in our Denmark facilities.

Tempur Mattress

Reducing materials

In a number of countries, we’ve added a compressed mattress range to our product line-up. This has allowed us to significantly reduce the packaging required for shipping, as well as fuel usage and greenhouse gases associated with transportation.

Tempur Mattress

Increasing recyclability

The brown boxes our mattresses come in are made from up to 78% recycled fibres, from our FSC Chain of Custody certified supplier. You’ll see the FSC and recycling logos printed on the box.

In the UK we’re on track to complete a sustainability audit of all external product suppliers and set packaging sustainability goals by the end of 2022 to ensure a sustainable supply chain.

FIND OUT MORE

To find out more about all our sustainability efforts and goals, read our
2021 Corporate Social Values Report.