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VIDEO B&Q targeting 100% responsibly sourced wood and paper in 2024

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B&Q has achieved a 99.3% responsible sourcing of wood and paper products, meaning that the wood or paper is either FSC® certified with full chain of custody; PEFC certified with full chain of custody; or from a proven recycled source – and is now aiming for 100% this year.

This means the home improvement retailer has ensured that all timber and paper products sold in its stores and online are sourced from well-managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.

The 99.3% of responsibly sourced wood and paper products covers a breadth of products sold by B&Q: from wallpaper, picture frames and kitchen cabinets, to timber, internal doors and leisure furniture, as well as decking planks, amongst others. They can be identified by the use of either the Forest Stewardship Council logo or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, on their labelling.

B&Q said this effort reflects its heritage as a founding member of the Forest Stewardship Council® over 30 years ago. This initiative is also a cornerstone of B&Q’s commitment to help customers make more sustainable choices.

B&Q require high standards for the wood and paper products that they sell, whether sourced from a forest or a softwood plantation, and have been responsibly sourcing wood and paper products for over 30 years.

Paul White, B&Q’s commercial director, said: “At B&Q, we’re committed to helping customers make more sustainable choices, and to sourcing 100% of our wood and paper products from responsibly managed forests. This year we’re on track to hit that target having achieved 99.3% responsibly sourced wood and paper in our supply chain in 2023.”

Hear more from B&Q in an exclusive interview with Amélie Gallichan Todd, supply & logistics director at B&Q. Originally featured in the DeliveryX Warehousing 2024 report, the interview explains why the retailer has been utilising its existing store network for fulfilment.

The DeliveryX Warehousing 2024 report, which is available to pre-register for now, also features interviews with Pets at Home and Furniturebox.

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