Achieved the highest ranking (Platinum) in the Business in the Community CR Index, with a score of 97% – placing the company joint sector leader. As a result, Kingfisher was included in the list of Companies that Count, published by the Sunday Times in May 2007.
Awarded Business in the Community's 'Big Tick' in the 2007 Impact on Society Award category.
Selected as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations; a list researched by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors Inc. and announced at the World Economic Forum.
Included in the two major socially responsible investment indices – the FTSE4Good and Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The score in the DJSI significantly improved from 28% in 2002 to 65% in 2006 (compared to an industry average of 38%).
CR performance linked to personal objectives and related bonuses for a number of directors and senior managers. Set new requirement for each operating company to report progress on key CR issues in their Strategic Operational Review.
Climate change strategy in development. Project underway with the Carbon Trust to calculate the Group's carbon footprint and identify ways to reduce this.
Set first Group quantitative targets on energy, waste and sustainable timber sourcing.
Started work with the sustainable development organisation Forum for the Future to develop a sustainability vision and strategy for the next decade.