Sustainable Products At B&Q - Key Milestones

At B&Q we're taking steps to ensure our products are sustainable and meet the highest standards possible.

2008

Stopped selling patio heaters, non-native invasive plants, 100% bagged peat growing media and PVC shower curtains.

2011

Achieved 100% responsible sourcing of timber in products.

2012

Stopped selling pesticides containing any of the following neonicitinoids: clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid.

2014

Stopped selling hosepipes containing DEHP, a phthalate. Expanded polystyrene packaging removed from pack bedding plants. Required suppliers of natural stone products to join the TFT Responsible Stone Group.

2015

Required all Christmas trees to be grown employing Global G.A.P. standards.

2016

Stopped selling sulphuric acid based drain unblocking chemicals and removed all peat from strip vegetable plant packs.

2017

Required all horticultural suppliers to B&Q to stop using any neonicitinoid pesticides in the growing of flowering plants for sale at B&Q.