Buddies

Foundation Member

Buddies Sustainability

Our Commitment towards building a sustainable future

Buddies®, a Sleep Corp® brand, is proud to be one of the foundation members of Sustainable Choice. Providing a range of Australian made bed pads, chair pads and re-usable underwear to primarily the healthcare sector our vision is “supporting people to deal with life’s challenges by unlocking the power of sleep”. Something that we are committed to doing both ethically and with the environment in mind. Acknowledging that sustainability is a journey that requires a clear focus and ongoing actions, our sustainability council are looking at changes we can make now and into the future across all areas of the business. From how we do things day-to-day, to the raw materials used, product production, packaging and distribution, we are actively pursuing sustainability. Proudly Australian owned Sleep Corp® which produces products under the Buddies® brand as well as Protect-A-Bed®, Moonshadow®, Freshotel®, Opossum® and Airley™ moved to new state-of-the-art facilities in late 2021. This giving us the opportunity to begin implementing a number of new processes as part of our Industry 4.0 journey with a focus on reducing our environmental footprint. We are continuing to build on this today. You can read more about some of these in our profile actions and commitments. As a member of APCO (the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation) we have also committed to move all our packaging from PEVA bags to 100% recyclable packaging by 2025, with the first changes already beginning to take place. If you would like to talk to one of our team, please reach out on 1300 857 123, during business hours.

About Buddies

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 25 - 100
  • Industry
  • Textiles
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 2013

Buddies Sustainability Actions

Social and Environmental Responsibility

We require all of our suppliers to abide by our standards in relation to human rights, environmental and ethical business practices and uphold the principles within the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) which we abide by. As we do, all our suppliers and partners must have a formal policy that outlines their approach to managing environmental impacts within their control. They must comply with local and national laws related to environmental standards and adhere to the principles set out by the Greenpeace Detox Movement which is committed to a toxic free future for people and the environment by the removal of hazardous chemicals from the entire production process for household textiles, garment textiles and footwear.

Recyclable Consumer Packaging

As a member of APCO (the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation) we have committed to move all our consumer facing packaging from PEVA bags, to 100% recyclable cardboard by 2025. We have already made the first steps on this journey, with new packaging to begin rolling out in 2023. This packaging will not only be 100% recyclable, but it will also be made from at least 50% recycled materials and feature the ARL (Australian Recycling Label) to easily communicate disposal methods.

Sustainable Design Approach

By highlighting sustainability as important in our business this has fed into everything we do. This includes designing our building to reduce and improve our sustainable footprint wherever possible. Small examples of this include, laying the factory out to facilitate natural lighting to reduce reliance on electricity, utilising rapid-open/close roller doors to naturally manage air flow and temperature regulation, and using a lean approach to operations which leads to a more efficient flow of goods, and in turn saving electricity. We believe that making incremental changes can make a significant difference as little things add up.

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Buddies Sustainability Commitments

2021

APCO (Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation) Member

Supporting the Government's initiative to reduce packaging going to Landfill, we joined APCO and have put into place a number of targets and initiatives to move all our product packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2025.

2022

Sleep Corp Sustainability Committee Established

Our sustainability council are actively looking at changes we can make now and into the future across all areas of the business. From how we do things day-to day, to the raw materials used, product production, packaging and distribution.

2022

Sustainable Choice Foundation Member

Joining the Sustainable Choice platform as a foundation member in 2022, we are wholeheartedly committed to providing our customers with an understanding of our sustainability journey

Buddies Partnerships

About Buddies

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 25 - 100
  • Industry
  • Textiles
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 2013