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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "We aim to become Forest Positive by 2025 – creating more forests than we use. ... In line with our Forest Positive aim, we are committed to Ensuring there is no deforestation across our supply chain by 2025, including no human induced forest degradation or conversion of natural ecosystems""
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify:: Rainforest Alliance (new in Dec 2020)

      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
      "We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are signatories to the UN Global Compact." "WWF GTFN – We are members of WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network" "As a founding member of Forest Allies, Kingfisher will support the Rainforest Alliance to protect, restore, and enable responsible management of tropical forests. Programmes will engage with local forest communities to build strong local economies, whilst also protecting the natural resources they depend upon."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests are vital to the health of our planet – mitigating climate change, promoting biodiversity and providing livelihoods."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Operational
      "By taking action to ensure sustainable management of forests, we will address growing resource scarcity and ensure future supplies of a key raw material for our business."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: 2-3 times per year

      Which commodities does it apply to?: 0
      "Our Responsible Business Committee (RBC) which met for the first time in 2020, leads and oversees delivery of our Responsible Business strategy. The RBC is a Committee of the Board and is chaired by non-executive director Sophie Gasperment. Its members are our CEO, a second non-executive director, our Chief Offer & Sourcing Officer, our Chief People Officer and a banner CEO. The Committee’s role is integral to setting the ambition, facilitating and monitoring Kingfisher’s Responsible Business strategy. The Committee met twice during the year to review progress on our key priorities and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and plans to meet three times in 2021." Forest Positive commitment is part of the Responsible Business strategy
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
      "To encourage focus on our Responsible Business priorities, in FY 20/21, for the first time, we linked a portion of our colleague bonus programme to our performance against our key Responsible Business priorities, and will continue to do so in FY 21/22"
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      "During 2015-2018, wesupported RSPB andtheir Birdlife Internationalpartner Burung Indonesiain an initiative to protectand restore the Harapanrainforest. This area ofover-logged tropical forestis almost the size of GreaterLondon and home to manyendangered species suchas the Sumatran tiger.Over this time our supporthelped efforts to reducethe incidence of forestfires by 75%, to replant 150hectares of cleared land, andto assist indigenous forestbased communities in thedevelopment of agroforestryplots to support theirlivelihoods. "
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "Our carbon emissions (scope 1 and 2 market-based) New target 2025/26 176.0 thousand tonnes CO2e from property and transport." Net zero by 2050.
  • Commodity score
    39/88
    • Leather
      31/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            "We sell a number of products containing leather (e.g. workwear gloves and boots) and we require our suppliers to ensure the sourcing of this material does not contribute to deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We sell a number of products containing leather (e.g. workwear gloves and boots) and we require our suppliers to ensure the sourcing of this material does not contribute to deforestation."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "We sell a number of products containing leather (e.g. workwear gloves and boots) and we require our suppliers to ensure the sourcing of this material does not contribute to deforestation."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            (For leather companies only) Do they have a traceability commitment which goes back to the birth farm?: No
            "In 2020/21, we joined the Leather Working Group (LWG), which promotes environmental improvements in the leather supply chain. This has enabled us to identify the tanneries in our supply chain for own exclusive brand (OEB) products. During 2021/22, we will be using one of the LWG tools to help us map our leather supply chain in more detail to identify where hides are sourced from and any potential deforestation risks. We are continuing to develop a leather roadmap focusing on: — Sourcing leather from certified tanneries that meet best practice standards for human rights and worker welfare. — Requiring tanneries to undergo regular independent audits."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2020/21, we joined the Leather Working Group (LWG), which promotes environmental improvements in the leather supply chain. This has enabled us to identify the tanneries in our supply chain for own exclusive brand (OEB) products. During 2021/22, we will be using one of the LWG tools to help us map our leather supply chain in more detail to identify where hides are sourced from and any potential deforestation risks. We are continuing to develop a leather roadmap focusing on: — Sourcing leather from certified tanneries that meet best practice standards for human rights and worker welfare. — Requiring tanneries to undergo regular independent audits."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Universal Rights covering UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) — Businesses are required to have a policy, endorsed at the highest level, covering human rights impacts and issues and ensure it is communicated to all appropriate parties, including its own suppliers [...] Freedom of Association [...] Child Labour [...] Discrimination [...] — These policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant ILO Standards. [...] There is no forced, bonded or involuntary labour, including prison labour"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Take swift action to address any concerns raised about human rights including: Fully investigate any alleged breaches of human rights. Promote access to remedy for any victims of human rights abuses connected to our operations." "Where businesses have an adverse impact on the human rights of their stakeholders, they shall address these issues and enable effective remediation."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "13 of the tanneries that supply leather for our products have been audited by the LWG and 12 of those have achieved a Gold or Silver rating"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "In 2020/21, we joined the Leather Working Group (LWG), which promotes environmental improvements in the leather supply chain. This has enabled us to identify the tanneries in our supply chain for own exclusive brand (OEB) products. During 2021/22, we will be using one of the LWG tools to help us map our leather supply chain in more detail to identify where hides are sourced from and any potential deforestation risks. We are continuing to develop a leather roadmap focusing on: — Sourcing leather from certified tanneries that meet best practice standards for human rights and worker welfare. — Requiring tanneries to undergo regular independent audits."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: LWG

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: LWGG
            "13 of the tanneries that supply leather for our products have been audited by the LWG and 12 of those have achieved a Gold or Silver rating"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Leather Working Group
            "In 2020/21, we joined the Leather Working Group (LWG), which promotes environmental improvements in the leather supply chain. This has enabled us to identify the tanneries in our supply chain for own exclusive brand (OEB) products. During 2021/22, we will be using one of the LWG tools to help us map our leather supply chain in more detail to identify where hides are sourced from and any potential deforestation risks."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      47/88
      • Commitment Strength
        14/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "In line with our Forest Positive aim, we are committed to: ● Ensuring there is no deforestation across our supply chain by 2025, including no humaninduced forest degradation or conversion of natural ecosystems. We use the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) to help define what this means for our business and monitor progress.1 ● Protecting forest landscapes including those in High Conservation Value areas, High Carbon Stock forests, and those which are part of an Intact Forest Landscape."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "In line with our Forest Positive aim, we are committed to: ● Ensuring there is no deforestation across our supply chain by 2025, including no humaninduced forest degradation or conversion of natural ecosystems. We use the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) to help define what this means for our business and monitor progress.1 ● Protecting forest landscapes including those in High Conservation Value areas, High Carbon Stock forests, and those which are part of an Intact Forest Landscape."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "In line with our Forest Positive aim, we are committed to: ● Ensuring there is no deforestation across our supply chain by 2025, including no humaninduced forest degradation or conversion of natural ecosystems. We use the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) to help define what this means for our business and monitor progress.1 ● Protecting forest landscapes including those in High Conservation Value areas, High Carbon Stock forests, and those which are part of an Intact Forest Landscape."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "We require that all goods containing wood and/or paper are from one of the following responsible sources: Recycled: Verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or postconsumer sources) ... This includes FSC® recycled and PEFC™ recycled."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "All products containing wood and paper must comply with our responsible purchasing criteria and we will not accept products containing wood and paper that have been produced on land which has been subject to deforestation or conversion since 2010."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We require that all goods containing wood and/or paper are from one of the following responsible sources: Recycled: Verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or postconsumer sources) ... This includes FSC® recycled and PEFC™ recycled."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "We require that all goods containing wood and/or paper are from one of the following responsible sources: Recycled: Verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or postconsumer sources) ... This includes FSC® recycled and PEFC™ recycled."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          3/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            "We will Ensure packaging is traceable, at a minimum, to the packaging production location and meets the requirements of our Ethical Sourcing Policy" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We will Ensure packaging is traceable, at a minimum, to the packaging production location and meets the requirements of our Ethical Sourcing Policy" 
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            "We will Ensure packaging is traceable, at a minimum, to the packaging production location and meets the requirements of our Ethical Sourcing Policy" 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            "We will Ensure packaging is traceable, at a minimum, to the packaging production location and meets the requirements of our Ethical Sourcing Policy" 
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Universal Rights covering UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) — Businesses are required to have a policy, endorsed at the highest level, covering human rights impacts and issues and ensure it is communicated to all appropriate parties, including its own suppliers [...] Freedom of Association [...] Child Labour [...] Discrimination [...] — These policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant ILO Standards. [...] There is no forced, bonded or involuntary labour, including prison labour"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Take swift action to address any concerns raised about human rights including: Fully investigate any alleged breaches of human rights. Promote access to remedy for any victims of human rights abuses connected to our operations." "Where businesses have an adverse impact on the human rights of their stakeholders, they shall address these issues and enable effective remediation."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Identify and respect indigenous peoples and local community rights, and ensure Free Prior Informed Consent prior to any activity where those rights are affected. ● Cooperate in remediation through appropriate measures reflecting the negotiated outcomes of the Free Prior Informed Consent process."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Our data shows that 81% of the wood and paper used in products sourced during the year met our responsible purchasing criteria"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "Some of the materials we use are certified to third-party standards including 81% of our wood and paper (FSC and PEFC)."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "We require our suppliers to have due diligence in place to ensure no deforestation in their supply chain"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2010
          "It should be noted that all products containing wood and paper must comply with our responsible purchasing criteria (see next section) and we will not accept products that have been produced on land which has been subject to deforestation or conversion since 2010."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: "Zoological Society of London – Technical Advisory Group member to ZSL’s work on the SPOTT Timber, Pulp & Paper initiative."

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "We work with many partners on issues relating to sustainable timber sourcing with the aim of accelerating progress in our sector and beyond. [...] Zoological Society of London – Technical Advisory Group member to ZSL’s work on the SPOTT Timber, Pulp & Paper initiative."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
          "Our risk assessment is in line with the approach recommended by the UK/EU Timber Regulations (UKTR/ EUTR), and takes into account various factors, including country of harvest (cross referenced against corruption risk), whether the product contains composite materials, and whether we are the Operator (as defined under UK/EUTR). The risk assessment is incorporated into our mandatory data sheet (section ‘WTS Required?’) and automatically highlights to vendors if they are required to complete the ‘Wood Traceability Sheet (WTS)’"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "We support sustainable forest management by procuring all wood and paper goods in line with legal requirements and our responsible purchasing criteria (defined below)."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 81%
          "Some of the materials we use are certified to third-party standards including 81% of our wood and paper (FSC and PEFC)." 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Ad-hoc, when new products are introduced.

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%
          "Data is required for all new products that contain wood and/or paper. We review the data submitted by vendors and may ask for clarification / additional details."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Performance reviews of suppliers and their products will regularly assess compliance with the Kingfisher Wood and Paper Policy. • Data will be collected regularly to track compliance (see Reporting and Assurance section). • If any non-compliances with the policy are identified, an action plan or exit strategy must be agreed with the supplier to discontinue or replace such products within an agreed time-frame."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber
      49/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "In line with our Forest Positive aim, we are committed to: ● Ensuring there is no deforestation across our supply chain by 2025, including no humaninduced forest degradation or conversion of natural ecosystems. We use the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) to help define what this means for our business and monitor progress.1 ● Protecting forest landscapes including those in High Conservation Value areas, High Carbon Stock forests, and those which are part of an Intact Forest Landscape."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In line with our Forest Positive aim, we are committed to: ● Ensuring there is no deforestation across our supply chain by 2025, including no humaninduced forest degradation or conversion of natural ecosystems. We use the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) to help define what this means for our business and monitor progress.1 ● Protecting forest landscapes including those in High Conservation Value areas, High Carbon Stock forests, and those which are part of an Intact Forest Landscape."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "In line with our Forest Positive aim, we are committed to: ● Ensuring there is no deforestation across our supply chain by 2025, including no humaninduced forest degradation or conversion of natural ecosystems. We use the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) to help define what this means for our business and monitor progress.1 ● Protecting forest landscapes including those in High Conservation Value areas, High Carbon Stock forests, and those which are part of an Intact Forest Landscape."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "Across our goods for resale supply chain, we require full chain of custody for FSC® and PEFC™ to ensure controls are in place back to the forest as well as information on the timber species and country of harvest. In higher risk cases (identified through our risk assessment), we also require information on the origin of the timber source including the first importer of the timber and forest origin"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: High risk only

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Across our goods for resale supply chain, we require full chain of custody for FSC® and PEFC™ to ensure controls are in place back to the forest as well as information on the timber species and country of harvest. In higher risk cases (identified through our risk assessment), we also require information on the origin of the timber source including the first importer of the timber and forest origin"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Across our goods for resale supply chain, we require full chain of custody for FSC® and PEFC™ to ensure controls are in place back to the forest as well as information on the timber species and country of harvest. In higher risk cases (identified through our risk assessment), we also require information on the origin of the timber source including the first importer of the timber and forest origin"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Across our goods for resale supply chain, we require full chain of custody for FSC® and PEFC™ to ensure controls are in place back to the forest as well as information on the timber species and country of harvest. In higher risk cases (identified through our risk assessment), we also require information on the origin of the timber source including the first importer of the timber and forest origin"
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Universal Rights covering UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) — Businesses are required to have a policy, endorsed at the highest level, covering human rights impacts and issues and ensure it is communicated to all appropriate parties, including its own suppliers [...] Freedom of Association [...] Child Labour [...] Discrimination [...] — These policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant ILO Standards. [...] There is no forced, bonded or involuntary labour, including prison labour"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Take swift action to address any concerns raised about human rights including: Fully investigate any alleged breaches of human rights. Promote access to remedy for any victims of human rights abuses connected to our operations." "Where businesses have an adverse impact on the human rights of their stakeholders, they shall address these issues and enable effective remediation."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Identify and respect indigenous peoples and local community rights, and ensure Free Prior Informed Consent prior to any activity where those rights are affected. ● Cooperate in remediation through appropriate measures reflecting the negotiated outcomes of the Free Prior Informed Consent process."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "Our data shows that 81% of the wood and paper used in products sourced during the year met our responsible purchasing criteria"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC
            "Some of the materials we use are certified to third-party standards including 81% of our wood and paper (FSC and PEFC)."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "We require our suppliers to have due diligence in place to ensure no deforestation in their supply chain"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2010
          "All products containing wood and paper must comply with our responsible purchasing criteria and we will not accept products containing wood and paper that have been produced on land which has been subject to deforestation or conversion since 2010"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: SPOTT Timber, Pulp & Paper initiative
          We work with many partners on issues relating to sustainable timber sourcing with the aim of accelerating progress in our sector and beyond. [...] Zoological Society of London – Technical Advisory Group member to ZSL’s work on the SPOTT Timber, Pulp & Paper initiative."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
          "In higher risk cases (identified through our risk assessment) and where we directly import goods into the UK or the EU (i.e. where we are the Operator as defined under the relevant timber regulation), we also carry out further due diligence. This includes requiring vendors to provide additional data to us by completing the ‘Wood Traceability Sheet’" "We will ... progressively extend our risk assessment and audit programme to incorporate our wider supply chain and address risks associated with raw materials"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "We support sustainable forest management by procuring all wood and paper goods in line with legal requirements and our responsible purchasing criteria (defined below)."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 81%

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC and PEFC
          "Some of the materials we use are certified to third-party standards including 81% of our wood and paper (FSC and PEFC)." 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Our Forest Positive Policy requires all suppliers of products containing wood and/or paper to comply with our responsible purchasing criteria. These include core requirements (all products) and additional requirements (for certain types of wood) as set out below. Kingfisher will not accept products that do not comply with these requirements. We require suppliers to submit detailed data to us so we can check compliance (see vendor data section). We inform vendors of our requirements during the tender process and in contracts."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Performance reviews of suppliers and their products will regularly assess compliance with the Kingfisher Wood and Paper Policy. • Data will be collected regularly to track compliance (see Reporting and Assurance section). • If any non-compliances with the policy are identified, an action plan or exit strategy must be agreed with the supplier to discontinue or replace such products within an agreed time-frame."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil *
      17/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We sell candles which may contain palm oil. To mitigate the risk, we require any palm oil used in candles to be Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "We sell candles which may contain palm oil. To mitigate the risk, we require any palm oil used in candles to be Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We sell candles which may contain palm oil. To mitigate the risk, we require any palm oil used in candles to be Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We sell candles which may contain palm oil. To mitigate the risk, we require any palm oil used in candles to be Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "We sell candles which may contain palm oil. To mitigate the risk, we require any palm oil used in candles to be Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We sell candles which may contain palm oil. To mitigate the risk, we require any palm oil used in candles to be Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Universal Rights covering UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) — Businesses are required to have a policy, endorsed at the highest level, covering human rights impacts and issues and ensure it is communicated to all appropriate parties, including its own suppliers [...] Freedom of Association [...] Child Labour [...] Discrimination [...] — These policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant ILO Standards. [...] There is no forced, bonded or involuntary labour, including prison labour"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Take swift action to address any concerns raised about human rights including: Fully investigate any alleged breaches of human rights. Promote access to remedy for any victims of human rights abuses connected to our operations." "Where businesses have an adverse impact on the human rights of their stakeholders, they shall address these issues and enable effective remediation."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          0
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    13/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    15/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Kingfisher is a European home improvement company that operates chains of retail stores including B&Q, Castorama and Screwfix. Through its various subsidiaries, Kingfisher trades in a large number of timber products, ranging from garden sheds, to furniture and DIY supplies. It is also exposed to leather in some of its products. Kingfisher Plc is selected as a powerbroker for leather, timber and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Furniture & flooring, Home improvement
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

B&Q, Castorama, Brico Depot, Screwfix, Koctas, GoodHome

How we assess the Forest 500

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