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Biid launches new three year sustainability strategy

BY STUDIO SUSS | Apr 2021

The BIID is committed to leading the interior industry towards more sustainable design practices, reviewing our own operations and providing our members with tools and support to do their work in the most environmentally and socially responsible way. The Sustainability Strategy outlines how we intend to achieve this.

The main pillars of the strategy are to:

  • Build awareness of the climate crisis and the positive role members and the industry can have in response.
  • Develop knowledge for members on practical measures, actions and policies they can adopt in their businesses and projects- in order to become more environmentally and socially responsible.
  • Prioritise promotion, advocation and celebration of technologies, practices, materials and products which improve sustainable outcomes – by members, the industry and the world.

We will focus our actions and initiatives in four key areas:

  1. Our operations (the BIID and its members)
  2. Clients & specifying
  3. Industry & community
  4. Climate & biodiversity

Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) as a framework we’ve set out how the BIID and our members can operate more sustainably, benefit from more considered design, improve their business practice and contribute to the sustainable goals for our planet.

As part of the BIID’s ongoing sustainability strategy we plan to release further information, organise events and create and accredit CPDs over the next 3 years to provide interior designers with the tools, resources and knowledge to promote, create and implement sustainable and ethical design.

This work has been led by the BIID’s Professional Practice Committee members including Liz Bell, Angela Bardino, Chloe Bullock, Simone Suss and Brian Woulfe. We would especially like to note the contributions of the late Anna Whitehead to this document.

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