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Harrison Spinks bolsters sustainability leadership

Harrison Spinks has appointed a leading sustainability and social responsibility advisor as non-executive director. 

Dr Louise Ellis has more than 25 years’ experience of leading organisations to make a difference and strive for environmental and social equity and her experience includes both an academic career and working in commercial and large organisational settings.

The company is also now working with management consultancy Project Rome to support in the development of its sustainability roadmap. 

‘For many years, Harrison Spinks has worked to create a business where the quality and comfort of our products are underpinned by continuous innovation and a sustainable approach. We believe that comfort and sustainability go hand in hand and our goal is to be world leaders in both as we create a circular business that leaves the world in a better place for future generations. We are pleased to make a joint announcement as we welcome Dr Louise Ellis as a non-executive director and Project Rome who will help us redefine our plans to include an emphasis on our people, our community and sustainable, circular manufacture,’ says Simon Spinks, Harrison Spinks group chairman.

‘Becoming a circular business – where we strive to use recycled components and where we grow or manufacture as much of our own sustainable materials as possible on our farms and at our headquarters, and where our products are fully circular at the end of their life – will become the focus for our plans going forward.’

‘Harrison Spinks has taken great strides to be an industry leader in the realm of sustainability and has been at the vanguard of the circular economy for more than a decade and I’m delighted to be joining the business as a non‐executive director,’ says Ellis.

‘Working collaboratively, we will develop a roadmap for the future as the business looks to invest and work in new ways to drive forward environmental and social equity; to ensure positive change for the environment, society and the Harrison Spinks community.’