If there is any wood or paper in a product, we require it to be traceable back to sources independently verified to be well-managed, meeting legal, social and environmental standards or is verified recycled.
At B&Q we use a lot of wood for and in our products. 16,000 of the products you'll find on our shelves contain or are made from wood. You'll spot some of our wooden products easily (examples include flooring, decking or garden furniture), at other times the wood we use is hidden inside the products so you may not even realise it is there (examples include wallpaper).
Clearing forests illegally is one of the biggest threats to the world's forests.
Because we know where our timber comes from, we know that the trees have been felled legally. We use independent expert organisations to police this process.
Because we only buy responsibly sourced wood, you can be confident that by choosing B&Q products, you are helping to protect forests for the future.
Forest Friendly wood does not damage ancient forests, harm wildlife or jeopardise the future of communities who depend on the forest.
B&Q sells more than 3.5 million kitchen cabinets every year – so ensuring that the wood used in their manufacture is Forest Friendly is an important contribution to managing our environmental impact.
Our kitchen units are made in Devon from a mixture of FSC certified timber and recycled fibre.
Manufacture is powered by a renewable biomass fuelled combined heat and power unit. The factory has a water capture and reuse system on site that provides two thirds of the water required.
Our kitchen unit doors are made in Italy with FSC certified timber.
All wallpaper bought by B&Q is Forest Friendly.
Paper production uses about half the commercial timber cut worldwide – so sourcing paper responsibly helps to protect the world's forests.
Arthouse's Eco wallcoverings are made in the UK from a blend of FSC certified wood pulp and recycled material. The designs are printed using water based inks.
Natur Plus 0 Recycled lining paper is made from 100% recycled paper, 75% of which is post consumer waste.
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