Kingfisher has published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, Future Homes, for the financial year ending 30 January 2010, at www.kingfisher.com/CR.
The home improvement retailer says a key achievement over the period has been to increase eco product sales to more than £1billion for the first time (representing ten per cent of total sales). B&Q UK has launched its first 'eco shops' within its stores in New Malden and Sutton, and plans to have 1,700 eco advisers in place by September 2010. It is also trialling home eco audits and eco installation services.
Castorama France is rolling out its Maison Eco (Eco House) campaign, which provides information for consumers on ways to reduce the eco footprint of their homes. An own-label range of Group-sourced eco products is also being developed.
The report also reveals that:
- total carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (from energy and transport) have decreased by eight per cent in 2009/10
- total store waste disposed has fallen by ten per cent over the period
- the volume of timber sourced from proven well-managed or recycled sources increased to 77 per cent in 2009/10 (up from 72 per cent in 2008/09)
- a Timber Retail Coalition has been formed with other major retailers to support European regulation to curb illegally harvested timber.
Kingfisher's CR Report is annually reviewed by an independent Stakeholder Panel of CR experts. The Group CR data has been subject to an independent assurance process by Ernst & Young.
A six-page printed summary report is also available, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download Corporate Responsibility Summary Report 2009/10 PDF (3.0Mb).
Kingfisher values feedback on its report. Please go to www.kingfisher.com/CR_feedback to comment. A donation of £5 will be made to Kingfisher's charity partner Save the Children for the first 200 responses.