How we're doing

We measure our progress against 53 targets. These cover our Net Positive priorities (timber, energy, innovation, communities) and three other areas (employees, suppliers & partners, environment).

 

Our Sustainability Report, published annually, explains the progress we've made as a Group against 53 targets. Our latest report covers the financial year February 2015 - January 2016. You can also read a summary of our four key targets below.

 

 

Progress against our key Net Positive targets

Timber

2020 Target

100% responsibly sourced timber and paper in all our operations

2015/16 progress

96%

of the timber (by volume) used in our products was responsibly sourced

We achieved 96% responsibly sourced timber in our products, with B&Q at 100% and a further four companies at or over 95%. Responsible timber sourcing is being integrated in our work to unify our products and sourcing, which will help to improve performance in our lower scoring operating companies.

Energy

2020 Target

38TWh of energy saved for customers across our international businesses

2015/16 progress

10.8TWh

of energy saved for customers through the energy-saving products they've purchased from us since 2011/12

We estimate this could save our customers almost £750 million every year. Since 2011/12, we have saved customers enough energy to power all of the homes in Paris, around 1.3 million households, for over a year.

Innovation

2020 Target

1,000 products with closed-loop credentials

2015/16 progress

748

products with closed loop credentials

Sales of sustainable home products, those with improved sustainability credentials, reached 28% generating £2.9 billion for the business. This reflects an increase in sales of products such as LED light bulbs and an improvement in our data quality with more sustainable home products identified within our ranges. Sales of best in class products, our most innovative sustainable home products were worth £573 million in 2015/16, 6% of sales.

Communities

2020 Target

4,000 community projects completed by our people that deliver 'Better Homes, Better Lives'

2015/16 progress

1142

community projects supported

We have supported 1142 community projects since 2015/16 focusing on areas such as improving homes and facilities for those in need and support young people to develop practical skills.

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