Corporate Responsibility Report 2006/07

KPIs

Timber certification

Pie chart showing percentage, volume and breakdown of certified or recycled timber in 2006/07

Note:

  • Data was collected from operating companies and joint ventures which account for 93% of the Group turnover.
  • Data covers products made entirely of timber, with the exception of data from B&Q UK which includes all products containing even a small percentage of timber.

Chemicals

  2005/06 2006/07
Average Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in own brand paint ranges (g/litre) unavailable 99
Number of operating companies and joint ventures with an action plan to identify products that contain chemicals of concern on the Kingfisher Chemical Action List 2 6

Note:

  • This is the first year that data has been collected for VOCs in own brand product ranges. VOC data was not available for Castorama Poland; Castorama France estimated figures based on data from last year; B&Q Taiwan extrapolated data from a sample.

 

Store energy use

Chart forecasting 10% improvement in store energy use between 2006/07 and 2011/12
  2005/06 2006/07
Energy (GWh) 1,092 1,129
CO2 from energy (thousand tonnes) 369 413
Energy efficiency (kWh/m total sales area) 227 220
Energy efficiency (kWh/m internal sales area) unavailable 279

Note:

  • CO2 has been calculated in line with the UK Government (DEFRA) Guidelines for Company Reporting on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Country-specific CO2 emission factors for electricity (outside the UK) are from the International Energy Agency (IEA), 2003.
  • 68% of energy used was from indirect sources (electricity) and 32% was from direct sources (natural gas, gas/diesel oil, LPG).
  • Energy and CO2 emissions for 2005/06 have been adjusted to reflect improvements to data collection systems and a switch from the IEA to DEFRA CO2 emission factor for UK electricity.
  • Total sales area includes internal and external sales areas.

Transport – dedicated fleet

  2005/06 2006/07
Diesel (thousand litres) 13,609 15,170
CO2 from diesel (thousand tonnes) 36 40
Distance travelled (thousand km) 44,432 49,818
Volume delivered (thousand m) 4,103 4,583
Transport efficiency (km per litre) 3.3 3.3
Transport efficiency (m delivered per tonne of CO2) 115 115

Note:

  • Transport data covers deliveries from distribution centres to stores made by Kingfisher's dedicated fleets. Deliveries made by non dedicated fleets and suppliers are not included in the data. Dedicated fleets account for approximately 70% of store deliveries at B&Q UK and approximately 50% of store deliveries at Castorama France. Kingfisher's other operating companies and joint ventures have minimal deliveries by dedicated fleets.
  • Data for 2005/06 has been adjusted to reflect improvements to data collection systems

 

Chart showing breakdown of women employees Chart showing breakdown of women in management positions Chart showing breakdown of age of employees
Gender 2005/06 2006/07
Total employees – men (%) 60 60
Total employees – women (%) 40 40
Management positions – men (%) 75 74
Management positions – women (%) 25 26

Age 2005/06 2006/07
Employees 24 and under (%) 20 17
Employees 25-49 (%) 67 70
Employees 50 and over (%) 13 13

Disability 2005/06 2006/07
Employees who have declared a disability (%) 2 2

Ethnic minorities – UK only 2005/06 2006/07
Employees who have declared they are from an ethnic minority (%) 8 9

Note:

  • Data is for full-time equivalents, as at 31 January 2007.
  • Data on women in management positions and UK ethnic minority employees from 2005/06 has been adjusted to reflect improvements to data collection systems.

 

Work-related employee accidents

Accident numbers 2006/07
Major accidents (number) 97
Over three day lost time accidents (number) 2,772

Accident rate 2006/07
Major accident rate (number per 100,000 full-time equivalent employees) 147
Over three day lost time accident rate (number per 100,000 full-time equivalent employees) 4,195
UK businesses – Over three day lost time accident rate (number per 100,000 full-time equivalent employees) 1,220

Note:

  • Operating companies have used their own country-specific regulatory definition of what constitutes a major accident.
  • Over-three-day lost time accidents include all work-related accidents/injuries to employees that lead to absence from work, or inability to do their usual job, for over three days. They include major accidents/injuries which have resulted in over three days away from work. Data in Italy and France includes accidents on the way to work – in line with local regulations.
  • Data was collected from operating companies and joint ventures which account for 98% of the Group turnover