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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      "Kingfisher acknowledges that it has a role to play in protecting and improving forests and woodland, and ensuring that the products we sell have not led to[...]deforestation or human-induced forest degradation".
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Kingfisher PLC are signatory to the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Kingfisher recognises the critical role of forests in mitigating climate change, promoting biodiversity and providing livelihoods."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    34/86
    • Leather
      19/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation
            Kingfisher PLC stated that they will "Seek to avoid the procurement of any materials sourced from areas of deforestation by [...] improving traceability and supply chain controls for leather products in order to identify deforestation links, request alternatives, and promote environmental stewardship".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Kingfisher PLC stated that they will "Seek to avoid the procurement of any materials sourced from areas of deforestation by [...] improving traceability and supply chain controls for leather products in order to identify deforestation links, request alternatives, and promote environmental stewardship".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Kingfisher PLC stated that they will "Seek to avoid the procurement of any materials sourced from areas of deforestation by [...] improving traceability and supply chain controls for leather products in order to identify deforestation links, request alternatives, and promote environmental stewardship".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Kingfisher PLC stated that they will "Seek to avoid the procurement of any materials sourced from areas of deforestation by [...] improving traceability and supply chain controls for leather products in order to identify deforestation links, request alternatives, and promote environmental stewardship".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Kingfisher PLC stated that they will "Seek to avoid the procurement of any materials sourced from areas of deforestation by [...] improving traceability and supply chain controls for leather products in order to identify deforestation links, request alternatives, and promote environmental stewardship".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Kingfisher PLC require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1.00/4
          Kingfisher PLC require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      44/86
      • Commitment Strength
        22/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2018, Kingfisher reported their verifiable recyled materials as 0.08 million m3 roundwood equivalent, with this being independently verified by Deloitte LLP.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            other third party verification
            In 2018, Kingfisher reported their verifiable recyled materials as 0.08 million m3 roundwood equivalent, with this being independently verified by Deloitte LLP.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2.00/4
          "Suppliers will be asked to confirm that they will comply with the Kingfisher Wood andPaper Policy and data reporting requirements during the selection process for newsuppliers [...] Performance reviews of suppliers will regularly assess compliance with the Kingfisher Wood and Paper Policy. Data will be collected regularly to track compliance."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "If any non-compliances with the policy are identified, an action plan or exit strategymust be agreed with the supplier to discontinue or replace such products within anagreed time-frame."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Full
          4.00/4
          Kingfisher reported their total usage of timber, pulp, and paper combined as 9.58 million m3 RWE, of which 9.11 million m3 RWE was certified. 
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Kingfisher PLC require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1.00/4
          Kingfisher PLC require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      40/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            certification
            "We will[...]request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsible purchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference)[...]Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain[...]Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) certification with FULL Chain of Custody throughout the supply chain (excluding goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from tropical countries)[...]verified/certified as recycled or reused (including pre-consumer or post-consumer sources)". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2.00/4
          "Suppliers will be asked to confirm that they will comply with the Kingfisher Wood andPaper Policy and data reporting requirements during the selection process for newsuppliers [...] Performance reviews of suppliers will regularly assess compliance with the Kingfisher Wood and Paper Policy. Data will be collected regularly to track compliance."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "If any non-compliances with the policy are identified, an action plan or exit strategymust be agreed with the supplier to discontinue or replace such products within anagreed time-frame."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Yes
          2.00/2
          Kingfisher are a "Technical Advisory Group member to ZSL’s work on the SPOTT Timber, Pulp & Paper initiative."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Full
          4.00/4
          9.11 million m3 RWE
          Kingfisher reported their total usage of timber, pulp, and paper combined as 9.58 million m3 RWE, of which 9.11 million m3 RWE was certified. 
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Kingfisher PLC require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1.00/4
          Kingfisher PLC require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    18/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    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.  As a leading manufacturer and retailer of timber goods, Kingfisher is exposed to one of the top four forest risk commodities. 

Sector
Industry sector 
Furniture & flooring, Home improvement
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed

Top Brands

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

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Please contact us with any concerns or feedback about this or other assessments included in the Forest 500.