Setting the standard in retail sustainability



The dc mark is the first independent quality and sustainability design standard for retail display equipment.
It is used by retail designers and brands to demonstrate their adherence to the highest quality standards and commitment to sustainable practice. 





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A lack of industry standards makes it challenging for retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers to work efficiently together. 
Our online Design Guide, approved suppliers database and certification  help to ensure designers meet the required standards and improve sustainability.





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Carbon Reduction


dc is committed to being a sector leader in improving the sustainability of the UK’s retail design industry.
Founded in 2017 with the aim of helping retail brands identify display designers that could deliver more sustainable retail display equipment, we are now working with over 100 companies to bring alignment to the retail supply chain and supporting dc members to reduce greenhouse gas contributions.

dc Members’ commitment to Net Zero Carbon


Our members are committed to improving their sustainability, moving to achieve Net Zero Carbon targets and supporting their suppliers, partners and customers to do the same. As members of Design Conformity, they are helping pioneer change in the industry and honour their commitment to continuous improvement.
By using the dc Guide, Approved Suppliers and Certification, members are able to create more carbon efficient, cost effective fixtures and installations by measuring:
– Carbon efficiency of equipment
– Carbon trail and life cost analysis of deployment