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Sustainability & Accreditations

Environmental, economic and social factors are core to who we are and how we operate our business.

Sustainability & Accreditations

Sustainability & Accreditations

Labour & Human Rights, Environment, Ethics, Sustainable Procurement.

Each of these areas are broad categories in their own right but equally they do not operate in isolation. Our mix of accreditations and commitments dive deep in to the layers of these areas, many of which are based on independent, externally accredited bodies assessing evidence on how we do business.

This enables us the ability to confidently assure our wide set of stakeholders that doing business with Thomas Kneale is based on the principles of fairness, treating people well, being responsible with sourcing goods and what we stand for. Below introduces some of these, but please do get in touch with any questions and we would be delighted to discuss with you.

Thomas Kneale Kings Award

King’s Award For Enterprise

Thomas Kneale are one of 15 companies awarded for our Sustainable Development activities in 2023 and will hold the award through until 2028

The Department for Business & Trade describe the King’s Awards for Enterprise as “the most prestigious awards for UK businesses”. Over many years, we have been developing our Environmental, Social & Governance, and working with a wide range of stakeholders including customers, suppliers and our local communities to make a difference in all that we do.

The King’s Award for Sustainable Development is awarded for commercially successful products, services and management that benefit the environment, society and the economy. It is with this award that we provide assurance to our customers that they are trading with a company that is continually striving to achieve more and make positive change in our activities.

SME Climate Hub

We are part of the SME Climate Hub which is aligned to the UN Race To Zero campaign. We have committed to halving our carbon emissions by 2030 and to become net zero by 2050 or sooner. We are signed up to and are a committed participant on the SME Climate Hub website.

Oeko Tex 100

An independent testing and certification system for textile products across the whole manufacturing cycle and is awarded to manufacturers that are proven to use non harmful substances to the environment.

Re-use Network

Re-use Network facilitate its members objectives to reduce poverty, tackle waste and offer a brighter and better future for the most isolated individuals in our society. TK are a partner of Re-use, linking our stakeholders to deliver positive change.

Living Wage Foundation

An independent hourly rate of pay set annually headed by The Living Wage Foundation. It is calculated to allow all individuals a comfortable standard of living, regardless of age and job role. Thomas Kneale pays all colleagues above this rate.

NETpositive Futures

A sustainability tool which focuses on continuous improvement and encourages businesses to explore and take action to support their sustainable development goals.


The worlds leading business sustainability ratings platform. Thomas Kneale has been awarded the Gold standard for Corporate and Social Responsibility. This places TK among the top 5% of all responders in twenty scrutinised categories in the fields of environment, social, ethical and supply chain.

ISO 9001

A certified independent quality management system which is in place to prove the ability of a company to provide products and services that meet internationally recognised quality standards.

ISO 14001

This principal environmental system standard which specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an environmental system. Thomas Kneale meets the standard to control environmental aspects reducing negative impacts.

The Equality Register

This provides an organisation with a range of resources to ensure compliance to equality excellence. Verified policy and procedures documents by the Association of Equality Scheme Providers (AESP) enable actions taken to ensure legal adherence and improve social responsibility.

Social Value

As part of our Social Value strategy, we support the local community and charities through volunteering and by donating bedding, towels and curtains. We have provided goods to Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, Salvation Army, Sisters of The Poor, Alder Hey Hospital and the Seashell Trust amongst others

Let's Discuss Your Requirements

Please call one of the team or drop us an email and we will be delighted to help.

We are here to guide you on our wide range of products, each of which have different specifications, colours, sizes and designs. You may know exactly what you are looking for, or may prefer us to listen to your aspirations and talk you through the items that we feel will be right for you.

While much of our product range is in regular, continuous production, we create bespoke options for our customers to ensure we can meet your complete satisfaction.

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