Awards and ratings

We're proud that our work on sustainability has been recognised by a number of prestigious awards. Kingfisher is also included in the leading responsible investment indices.

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We are proud to be included in the World and European Dow Jones Sustainability Index

  Dow Jones Sustainability Index logo

Kingfisher receives 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award

Kingfisher has received the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award, one of just 35 companies worldwide to receive it. The award recognises companies that create an engaged workplace culture.

Kingfisher has a variety of programmes running across the business that support employee engagement at all levels. These include:

  • customer home visit programmes for Castorama colleagues to help them see first-hand the reality of their customers' home improvement projects and the barriers they face to completing them. They return to stores with vital insights to improve customer service and are enthused about how they play their part in that.
  • management programmes to ensure colleagues are ready for their next role before being appointed, and to provide a pipeline of management talent from within. Nearly 700 Screwfix store-based colleagues are involved in these.
  • The LEAD programme - a pipeline of talent for senior roles sponsored by our most senior leaders - to build the leadership capabilities of high-potential employees from across the Company to help them move into more complex roles in the future.
  Gallup - Great workplace award

B&Q’s sustainability manager wins Guardian Sustainability Award

Rachel Bradley, B&Q’s Sustainability Manager, was recognised as the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards’ “Unsung Hero of the Year 2016” in May. The award recognises someone who has gone beyond the call of duty to drive sustainable change in their organisation, and is voted for by readers of The Guardian. As the driving force behind developing B&Q’s One Planet Home programme from its launch in 2006, Rachel has been involved in many key projects. Find out more

  Rachel Bradley

Kingfisher awarded for executive diversity

Kingfisher has won the FTSE Executive Women Award at Business in the Community’s (BITC) Gender Equality Awards 2016. The award is made for being the FTSE 100 business that employs the most female executives and is in recognition of the diversity of Kingfisher’s leadership teams. Find out more

  Business in the community award

Castorama Poland recognised for employee engagement policies

Castorama Poland received the “Investor in Human Capital” emblem from the Management Observatory Institute in Poland in May 2016. The programme is one of the best known in Poland and was awarded to Castorama in recognition of their human resources policies and their approach to employee engagement, based on the results of an independent employee survey. Find out more

  Investor in Human Capital Award

Award for B&Q’s palatable idea to make deliveries more sustainable

B&Q has won the 2016 Edie Environment and Energy Award for Onsite Waste & Resource Management for a scheme that provides its suppliers with pallets that have significantly better sustainability credentials than standard schemes. The ‘Green Pallet Scheme’ uses pallets produced from certifiable timber sources that can be reused numerous times. And they’re green! So far at least 5,000 fewer tonnes of virgin wood has been used to build the build the pallets, and they don’t need to be fumigated with a highly toxic fumigant and pesticide when exported back from China to the UK. Find out more

  2016 Edie Environment and Energy Award

Brico Dépôt tops Spain's 'Best Workplaces 2016' list

Brico Dépôt Spain has come top of the ‘Best Workplaces Spain 2016’ list, in the category for companies employing over 1,000 people. It is the first time that a retailer has topped the ranking in Spain. It is the fifth consecutive time that Brico Dépôt Spain has appeared in the list of the Best Places to Work in this category. Find out more

  Great place to work awards

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