Business Sustainability

One Planet Home 2012 Plan

Read BioRegional's update on
B&Q's original One Planet Home® Action Plan.

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One Planet Home Review 2012-13

Read the full One Planet Home
2012-13 independent review here

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What we've achieved so far

  • We have cut absolute carbon emissions by 29% compared to 2006 baseline.
  • We only buy timber that can be demonstrated to be responsibly sourced.
  • Since 2006, we have cut CO2 emissions from waste to landfill by 80% compared to 2006 baseline.
  • We won the Observer Ethical Business Award 2010.
  • We have been recognised as one of the UK's 20 Best Green Companies in 2011 by the Sunday Times.
  • 11,700 of our colleagues have completed a One Planet e-learning module.

What are we doing?

In 2007, B&Q committed to become a One Planet business and to help our customers achieve One Planet homes.

  • B&Q's carbon commitmentWe are committed to a 20% reduction in CO2 by the end of the 2012 financial year and are targeting a 90% reduction in CO2 by the end of the 2023 financial year. We've made a great start by reducing our absolute carbon emissions by 16% since 2006.
  • B&Q's waste commitmentWe are committed to a 90% reduction (by weight) of waste to landfill by the end of the 2012 financial year.
  • B&Q's water commitmentWe are committed to a 10% reduction in volume of water used (m3) by the end of the 2012 financial year against a 2007/8 baseline.
  • B&Q's timber commitmentWe now only buy timber that has been responsibly sourced. Find out more about our Forest Friendly programme.

Enviroment & B&Q

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.

Taking the sustainable path has been at the heart of our business for the last 20 years. Today we continue to lead the way in getting our house in order, and helping you do the same.

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