B&Q achieves 100% timber certification

Published:  18 February, 2011

LONDON: B&Q has responded to demands from environmental lobbyists and sources all its timber from suppliers of sustainable timber.


Matt Sexton, B&Q director of corporate responsibility, said: "This is a milestone for us as we show our support for responsibly managed forests.

"We've been working very hard to close the gap and hope that other retailers will follow as we lead the way in sustainability.

"B&Q will continue to work together with suppliers and independent regulators to ensure full transparency with its timber policy."

Mr Sexton said the policy applies to all timber-derived products: sawn timber, wallpaper, flooring, doors, furniture, hand tools, books, decking, fencing, firewood, sheds, paint brushes, windows, garden furniture, plywood as well as timber used in products such as mirror backs, garden tools and baths.

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