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B&Q's Forest Friendly programme aims to protect workers' welfare and rights – and encourages the employment of local people.
Each of the independent assessment schemes that B&Q works with for the Forest Friendly programme has ethical standards that are checked when verifying that wood has been responsibly sourced.
Respecting the rights of indigenous people is an important requirement for B&Qs Forest Friendly programme.
The needs and interests of forest communities and tribes are taken into account when determining whether an independent assessment scheme is appropriate for Forest Friendly.
Source: United Nations
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