Published on 15 - June - 2010
Kingfisher nets environmental awardB&Q's parent company Kingfisher plc has been recognised for its commitment to spearheading sustainable timber sourcing practices at this year's Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards.
The company landed the Sir Peter Parker Award, which recognises and rewards companies that protect and enhance the environment without compromising on business performance.
Kingfisher received the accolade in recognition of its leadership role since the early 1990s in ensuring that its wood products come from well-managed, sustainable sources. The judges particularly praised Kingfisher's UK operations B&Q and Screwfix for their role in encouraging the UK timber industry to move towards Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, a lead now being followed by all Kingfisher overseas operations.
Chief executive Ian Cheshire said: "At Kingfisher, we believe that working on environmental sustainability is simply part and parcel of being a leading business. Through our 'Future Homes' strategy, we are committed to helping our customers make their homes more efficient at a lower cost, whilst ensuring the sustainability of our own business and supply chains."
He added: "I am absolutely delighted that we have won the Sir Peter Parker Award, as this recognition gives us the confidence we are heading in the right direction."
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