Sustainability Statement

Urban Myth is one of the UK’s leading privately-owned interior design and manufacturing companies. In creating and manufacturing our products we select and use a large volume of resources. We understand that the choices we make have a significant impact on people, organisations and the environment.

Our Sustainable Procurement Policy has been developed to outline how we as an organisation and our supply chain will influence procurement choices of goods, works and services to increase value, reduce consumption of primary resources and use materials with fewer negative impacts on the environment.

Sustainable Procurement Policy

Urban Myth is committed to ensuring that the goods and services that it purchases now and in the future, are manufactured, delivered, used and disposed of in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We are determined to deliver long term value for money for the company and all its respective stakeholders. This policy seeks to embed the consideration of social, environmental and economic impacts as factors in procurement decisions made by our employees and partners.

Urban Myth will strive to:

  • encourage and engage suppliers to develop a proactive approach to sustainability issues and deliver sustainable solutions
  • work in partnership and support our suppliers to continually improve our collective sustainability performance
  • identify and review sustainability risks and impacts of the products and services we procure
  • embed sustainability within tender documents by ensuring these are a proportionate part of the assessment criteria for significant impact procurement
  • develop processes that enable local and regional businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises to be part of our supply chain
  • where necessary undertake training and develop practical tools to increase knowledge and understanding
  • be ethical in our business practices in dealing with the supply chain
  • to achieve improved life value through the promotion of best practise construction procurement and supply-side integration
  • look to minimise the use of energy and natural resources and maximise the use of renewable energy sources
  • use and dispose of goods in an environmentally responsible way, including considering reducing, substituting, reusing and recycling as sustainable options
  • work with our suppliers to achieve zero safety incidents on all the projects that we deliver.

We recognise that improving our procurement performance is an ongoing process and that our suppliers are important partners in our aim to increase sustainability.

We expect our suppliers to work collaboratively and be supportive of our approach to continually improve performance, through the selection of sustainable products and solutions, innovative thinking and the employment of best practise to meet our objectives and targets.