As part of this move, the mattress maker announced it is working toward earning the Sleep Products Sustainability Certification (SP2), as part of the Mattress Recycling Council’s program focused on reducing waste while generating operational efficiencies and cost savings in the mattress manufacturing process. The certification is open to mattress companies based in California.
“Diamond has been recycling and up-cycling materials in various ways for many years, and now it’s exciting to bring them all together in a concerted effort to build a sustainability policy across our multi-site production and offices,” said Craig McAndrews, Diamond Mattress president.
The push toward SP2 certification follows a series of moves by Diamond Mattress to reduce its waste and improve sustainability. The company recently partnered with the Child Creativity Lab to donate materials for us in upcycled educational STEAM kits, totaling more than 500 pounds of donated material in 2022
Diamond also has focused on creating more sustainable products, with a new line of mattresses using Repreve fabrics made with recycled plastic bottles and upcycled denim, as well as lines made with natural fibers such as organic cotton and wool, as well as natural latex.
In its facilities, Diamond Mattress has installed designated recycling stations for materials, connected buildings to reduce energy efficiency, and prioritized domestic and local sourcing to reduce transportation emissions.
“With growth comes greater responsibility on many levels, and as a manufacturer of mattresses, we have to do everything we can to reduce our environmental impact and be better stewards of our resources and planet,” CEO Shaun Pennington said.