A.H. Beard

Foundation Member

A.H. Beard Sustainability

Handcrafting a more sustainable future

We are the current custodians of A.H. Beard and its reputation for quality and innovation. For us, it’s both a privilege and a great responsibility. The welfare of our employees, their families and future generations depends on our ability to continue growing a healthier business in every way. It requires a daily re-commitment to improving lives through better sleep. It means embracing new technology while enhancing our tradition of craftsmanship. And because we want our great grandchildren to sleep soundly in an unspoiled world, it demands a sustainable manufacturing mindset, using responsibly sourced, recyclable components that keep end-of-life mattresses out of landfill. Our sights are set on 200 hundred years, and our ambition is for the tenth generation of A.H. Beard custodians to inherit a business that contributes to social wellbeing as much as it did in 1899.

About A.H. Beard

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 500+
  • Industry
  • Consumer Goods
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 1899

A.H. Beard Sustainability Actions

Australia's First Fully Recyclable Mattress

Launched in 2021, A.H. Beard Origins is for people who want to contribute to a sustainable future while enjoying the best sleep of their lives. Hand-made by our team of highly skilled craftspeople, every component, fabric and fibre in an Origins mattress is chosen for its sleep-enhancing qualities, the sustainable of its source, and end-of-life recyclability. Wool sourced from Australian family farms. Fabrics made from organic cotton and the pulp of sustainably grown eucalypts. And the world’s first 100% recyclable pocket spring support system, EvoCoil. Origins mattresses are free of GMOs and synthetic foams. And because they are made without glue, the components can be disassembled for recycling at the end of the mattress’s life. A.H. Beard Origins has been rated one of the healthiest and least toxic products by Global Green Tag, the world’s most rigorous sustainability certification body. It is the first mattress globally to achieve a Platinum HealthRATE and Platinum Asthma & Allergy rating.

Mission Australia

In 2009, Mission Australia established a mattress recycling social enterprise, Soft Landing, in Bellambi, NSW. The program provided jobs to disadvantaged jobseekers and recycled thousands of mattresses and bases from hotels, retailers, councils and the community throughout Sydney and the Illawarra. In 2012, the initiative won the Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence in the NSW Green Globe Awards. A.H. Beard joined forces with Mission Australia in 2012, and by June 2022, had redirected over 500,000 beds from landfill. Mission Australia is committed to reducing its ecological footprint and advocating for action on climate change.

Founding Member of Australian Bedding Stewardship Council

A.H. Beard is a proud supporter of Australian Bedding Stewardship Council (ABSC) and Recycle My Mattress. The ABSC was established to work with supply chains, manufacturers and retailers alike, to utilise inputs that work towards a circular economy for mattresses and bedding recycling.  With our very own Chairman, Garry Beard, as Deputy Chair of ABSC, A.H. Beard has been a key driver for creating better environmental and social outcomes from end-of-life mattresses. 

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A.H. Beard Sustainability Commitments

2010

Forest Stewardship Council

2012

Mission Australia

2015

Soft Landing

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A.H. Beard Partnerships

About A.H. Beard

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 500+
  • Industry
  • Consumer Goods
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 1899

Sustainable Development Goals

A.H. Beard is committed to advancing these Global Goals to promote prosperity for people & planet.

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