What is One Planet Home?
One Planet Living, an initiative of the sustainability charity Bioregional, is a vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.
One Planet Home® was developed with B&Q in 2006 and it represents how our homes can contribute to the One Planet vision. It comprises ten principles.
The programme has goals for B&Q to strive to achieve in making our operations more efficient and sustainable alongside helping our customers to enjoy better, more sustainable homes. Bioregional ensure that these goals will help B&Q to make significant progress.
Over a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions come from our homes. Find out more about what B&Q is doing to move towards Zero Carbon in our stores and how we are helping our customers.
At B&Q, we give advice and sell products to help with composting and recycling. We are working to reduce our own waste and recycling as much as possible.
We are reducing the impact of our home deliveries and of our distribution network.
Find out more about what B&Q is doing to move towards Sustainable Transport.
We continually research and work to reduce the impacts of the materials in our products, packaging and that are used in our buildings and operations.
At B&Q, we are working to improve the environmental impact of our product packaging. We are also researching and improving the impact of our logistics equipment.
Find out more about what B&Q is doing to move towards Sustainable Packaging.
Our products can help our customers to improve their home’s water efficiency and to protect their homes from flooding. We are working to make our stores more water efficient.
Find out more about what B&Q is doing to move towards Sustainable Water.
Natural Habitats and Wildlife
B&Q has taken industry leading positions on timber and peat in our products. We also work to help customers directly support wildlife in their gardens.
Culture and Heritage
In the 1980s, B&Q started to take a positive stance on employing older workers, aiming to improve the DIY expertise available to our customers.
Find out more about what B&Q is doing in the community.
Equity and Economy
It is our duty to ensure that everyone involved in B&Q's supply chain benefits from trading with us.
Find out more about what B&Q is doing to support better ethics in the supply chain.
Health and Happiness
Enjoying a safe and healthy home is important to our customers and we are working to help through improving our products and advice.
Find out more about what B&Q is doing to support creating healthier homes.