One Planet Home | B&Q

Behind B&Q - we're working towards a One Planet Home

B&Q can help you protect the environment and make your home healthy and an efficient place to live.

One Planet Home

Forest friendly

Accountability from start to finish is an important aspect of One Planet Home. All our wood is.

  • B&Q only buy responsibly sourced wood
  • We are against illegal logging
  • With B&Q, it's easier to protect the world's forest
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Business Sustainability

At B&Q we're committed to making a difference.

We're proud to say that being the biggest and most successful home improvement retailer in the UK doesn't mean we have to compromise on our ethical and environmental standards.

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Solutions for sustainability

  • BioRegional: Solutions for sustainabilityBioRegional is a charity which invents and delivers solutions for sustainability. B&Q's partnership with BioRegional helps us support progressive businesses, government and individuals to set up real life, exemplary examples of true sustainability.Learn more
  • B&Q's Victorian Eco HouseB&Q has eco retrofitted an end terrace family home built in the 1890s to achieve an estimated 69% reduction in carbon emissions and an 80% reduction in energy bills - find out how we did it.

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Solutions for sustainability

  • One Planet Home Progress Report 2012 / 2013 In 2013, B&Q was honoured with The Carbon Award at The Guardian Sustainability Awards and B&Q's waste manager Sharon Parsons was named National Recycling Champion at the letsrecycle.com awards.

    One Planet Home Progress Report 2012 / 2013
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  • Withdrawal of Imidacloprid Neonicotinoid chemicals are active ingredients in many garden pesticides. Imidacloprid is a neonicitinoid that has been identified as a potential threat to bees in the latest scientific research. At B&Q, we have decided to withdraw from sales a lawn grub pesticide containing Imidacloprid.
  • Queens Award B&Q has been honoured with the UK's most prestigious business award, the Queens Award, for its work in creating a more sustainable business and helping people improve the sustainability of their homes.