We will help make greener, healthier homes affordable.
Finding a sustainable product shouldn’t be more difficult or cost more, and today, more of our compost is peat free more of our paint is water based and more of our power tools are energy efficient.
46.8% of Kingfisher Group sales came from products and services that help create more sustainable homes in 2022/23.
Our Sustainable Home Product guidelines reflects the latest sustainability knowledge. We use our Sustainable Home Product Guidelines to assess each product to see if it will help customers reduce their environmental impact.
We sell a lot of paint so improving the sustainability of our ranges remains a top priority. We’ve already significantly reduced the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint and this year we went further with the introduction of GoodHome Naturéa emulsion paint.
In Naturéa paint a significant portion of the resins usually derived from fossil fuels have been replaced by biosourced resins. Resins are one of the main ingredients in paint and are used to hold the colour pigments together and help the paint to dry. Naturéa paint also contains minimal VOCs. It will be our first to display the new British Coatings Federation Trace VOC Globe demonstrating that it has a VOC content of less than 0.1% – helping to maintain good indoor air quality.
We’re improving the footprint of our packaging for Own Exclusive Brand products by:
We’ve made big strides in the last 24 months by analysing the materials that go into our packaging and how they’re sourced. We now have packaging data for about 75% of our product lines (up from 55% in 2021) and we’ll continue until we have a complete picture. The data analysed so far, covering our primary (product protection) and secondary packaging (in-transit protection), is changing our approach to driving continuous improvement. It provides much greater visibility of where we are using the most packaging and enabling us to identify priority packaging reduction opportunities.