Be part of a community that helps millions more people improve their home

We believe that everyone should have a home they can feel good about. Yet for people in difficult circumstances - those living in poverty or who are isolated or vulnerable - a good home can seem impossible.

Our business touches many people’s lives - from our customers and colleagues to the workers in our supply chain. By working together as One Kingfisher, and with our partners, we can help millions of people to improve their homes. We provide funding and expertise to help tackle poor and unfit housing in the countries where we operate.

Our targets:

For our customers

Help millions more people tackle poor and unfit housing through strategic partnerships and local action in all our markets by 2025.

For our business

Support our colleagues to have a home they can feel good about by 2025. Ensure all suppliers meet our ethical and environmental standards by 2020 and establish strategic community programmes to achieve positive change in key sourcing regions by 2025.

 

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strategic partnerships - launched in 2017 with the Red Cross and Shelter.

What we're doing

Partnerships to tackle poor and unfit housing

We have been working to improve homes for people in need through our charitable giving and volunteering for many years. Now we want to increase our impact through establishing major new partnerships at a group and local level. During 2017, we launched two strategic partnerships with the Red Cross in France, Poland and the UK, and with Shelter in the UK. Further initiatives will follow during 2018.

Support our colleagues to have a home they feel good about

We have 77,000 colleagues across 10 countries and each one has a vital role to play in our business transformation. We want to make sure that they benefit from our expertise in home improvement and we are exploring new ways to help colleagues create their own good homes. This will benefit our business too, supporting employee engagement and building our people’s home improvement knowledge.

Ensure suppliers meet our standards and support communities in our supply chain

We have clear ethical and environmental requirements for our suppliers, explained in our Supply Chain Workplace Standards, that we are implementing across our supply chain. We are rolling out Sedex, the online supplier data exchange, across our sourcing of goods for resale, to help us identify risks in our supply chain and track and share audit results. We carry out ethical audits of high risk production sites to check compliance.

We believe we can do more to create a more sustainable supply chain, playing our part in helping workers and their families in our sourcing communities enjoy good jobs and good homes. We have already visited key sourcing markets including Poland and Turkey to assess these opportunities and will launch trial community projects in 2018.

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