being responsible

The environment and ethical behaviour is
important to us. It always has been and
we know it is important to you.


why do we care?

We pride ourselves in being the biggest and most successful home improvement retailer in the UK without sacrificing our commitment to the environment and the people we trade with.

A sustainable approach has long been part of our heritage, and we're continually striving to make the right choices that will make a difference - in every aspect of our business.


Learn more about what we are doing to reduce our impact on the environment, and how we can help you to do the same in your home.

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We want B&Q to be a 'great place to work and shop' and cannot achieve this without our employees, our customers, our suppliers and respecting the communities where we operate.

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our achievements

Here are a few of our achievements...

100% of timber products that we buy can be traced back to well managed sources

Winner of The Observer Ethical Business Award 2010

Introduced a paint labelling system to identify levels of volatile organic compound content in paint

Removed our retirement age more than 15 years ago

Our eco store in New Malden includes a variety of low carbon technologies including solar panels and ground source heat pumps

Increased the amount of waste that is reused, recycled or composted by 57%