B&Q on track for 100% responsible sourcing of wood and paper in 2024

DIY retailer B&Q hit a 99.3% rate of responsible sourcing of wood and paper products in 2023, putting it on track to achieve its target of 100% responsible sourcing of wood and paper this year.

It means that its responsibly sourced wood and paper products are certified with full chain of custody by either the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

This ensures that all timber and paper products sold by B&Q are sourced from well-managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.

The products cover a range of items sold by B&Q, ranging from wallpaper to picture frames, kitchen cabinets, timber and leisure furniture to decking planks, amongst other items. Such products are labelled with the FSC or PEFC logos so that customers can easily identify responsibly sourced items.

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Paul White, B&Q’s commercial director said: “At B&Q, we’re committed to helping customers make more sustainable choices, and to sourcing 100% of our wood and paper products from responsibly managed forests.

“This year we’re on track to hit that target having achieved 99.3% responsibly sourced wood and paper in our supply chain in 2023.”

B&Q has been responsibly sourcing wood and paper products for over 30 years. It published its first timber policy in 1991 after being challenged to prove that it was not sourcing wood from threatened rainforests.

In 1994, B&Q became a founding partner of the FSC.

The retailer originally set 2025 as its target for responsibly sourcing all of the wood and paper products it buys. The 100% commitment to responsible sourcing of wood and paper products applies exclusively to products sold at B&Qs stores nationwide and to products sold by B&Q at its marketplace diy.com.

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