Kingfisher has been awarded the top environmental accolade in this year’s Business in the Community Awards for Excellence. It won the Environmental Leadership category for its work on ‘spearheading sustainability and delivering value’.
The Awards for Excellence are peer assessed corporate responsibility awards run by the independent business-led charity, Business in the Community. They recognise and celebrate those companies that have shown innovation, creativity and a sustained commitment to corporate responsibility.
The Environmental Leadership category was sponsored by UK supermarket ASDA and their Corporate Affairs Director, Paul Kelly, said:
“This was an outstanding example of innovation and sustainability led from the top of the business and filtered down to all levels. The approach is both strategic and deeply embedded at the core of the business. Kingfisher transparently concedes that they are still on a sustainability journey but they are clearly focused on the destination of that journey.
Leadership in this category is about taking others on a journey - Kingfisher presents a truly inspiring example of leadership and collaboration which has the potential to be drawn upon by a vast range of businesses of all sizes.”
In addition to receiving this award, Kingfisher has once again retained its platinum status in the BITC 2009 Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI), a UK leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility.