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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      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
      "The company is a member of the UN Global Compact and we report our progress against its 10 principles annually through our Sustainability Report". "We are members of WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Therefore, 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 • loss of other natural ecosystems and areas with a high conversation value (HCV)".
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Operational - preserving a key raw material
      "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
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Beef & Leather; Timber; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: twice a year
      "Our Group Sustainability Committee (GSC), a subcommittee of the Group Executive, monitors short (1-3 years), and medium and long-term (over 3 years) sustainability risks, their probability, potential impact on our business, and our mitigation measures. The GSC meets at least twice a year and risks are reviewed at each meeting. Our most significant risks are included in our sustainability risk register (part of our overall Group risk management process)."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • 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. "
  • Commodity score
    22/84
    • Leather
      13/84
      • Commitment Strength
        6/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            "We recognize that there are a small number of other product ranges that contain commodities that have an impact on forests and commit to taking a responsible approach to procurement including: [...] • collaborating with others to find solutions to risks of deforestation in the supply chain of products containing leather (e.g. workwear gloves and boots). [...] "We will: • 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 regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "We recognize that there are a small number of other product ranges that contain commodities that have an impact on forests and commit to taking a responsible approach to procurement including: [...] • collaborating with others to find solutions to risks of deforestation in the supply chain of products containing leather (e.g. workwear gloves and boots). [...] "We will: • improving traceability and supply chain controls for leather products in order to identify deforestation links, request alternatives, and promote environmental stewardship."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • 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
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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
          "Kingfisher has a target to ‘ensure suppliers meet our ethical and environmental standards by 2020’. These standards are set out in Kingfisher’s Ethical Sourcing Policy – and therefore the target helps to drive implementation of the policy [...] A plan of action drawn up at the end of an Audit that records what measures have to be taken and within what timescale to remedy the Non-Conformance"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: At each GSC meeting - twice a year
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      32/84
      • Commitment Strength
        22/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "We will request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsiblepurchasing 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-consumersources); adhere to a Kingfisher recognised scheme"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We will request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsiblepurchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference): Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custodythroughout 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-consumersources); adhere to a Kingfisher recognised scheme"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We will request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsiblepurchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference): Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custodythroughout 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-consumersources); adhere to a Kingfisher recognised scheme"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            Responsibly Sourced Criteria (Tropical Countries, Endangered and Vulnerable Species): All goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from forests in tropical countries shall be: [...] Goods which contain Verified Reused or Recycled Content from Post-Consumer sources."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Responsibly Sourced Criteria (Tropical Countries, Endangered and Vulnerable Species): All goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from forests in tropical countries shall be: [...] Goods which contain Verified Reused or Recycled Content from Post-Consumer sources."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Responsibly Sourced Criteria (Tropical Countries, Endangered and Vulnerable Species): All goods containing wood and/or paper sourced from forests in tropical countries shall be: [...] Goods which contain Verified Reused or Recycled Content from Post-Consumer sources."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/8
          • 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 meetsthe requirements of our Ethical Sourcing Policy"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We will: [...] Ensure packaging is traceable, at a minimum, to the packaging production location and meetsthe requirements of our Ethical Sourcing Policy"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • 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
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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
          "Kingfisher has a target to ‘ensure suppliers meet our ethical andenvironmental standards by 2020’. These standards are set out in Kingfisher’s EthicalSourcing Policy – and therefore the target helps to drive implementation of the policy [...] A plan of action drawn up at the end of an Audit that records whatmeasures have to be taken and within what timescale to remedythe Non-Conformance"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: At each GSC meeting - twice a year
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          "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: 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
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: "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."

          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
      24/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "We will request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsiblepurchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference): Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custodythroughout 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-consumersources); adhere to a Kingfisher recognised scheme"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "We will request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsiblepurchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference): Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custodythroughout 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-consumersources); adhere to a Kingfisher recognised scheme"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "We will request and only accept goods containing wood and/or paper which meet our responsiblepurchasing criteria (shown below in order of preference): Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification with FULL Chain of Custodythroughout 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-consumersources); adhere to a Kingfisher recognised scheme"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • 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
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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
          "Kingfisher has a target to ‘ensure suppliers meet our ethical andenvironmental standards by 2020’. These standards are set out in Kingfisher’s EthicalSourcing Policy – and therefore the target helps to drive implementation of the policy [...] A plan of action drawn up at the end of an Audit that records whatmeasures have to be taken and within what timescale to remedythe Non-Conformance"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: At each GSC meeting - twice a year
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          "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: 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
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: "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."

          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 *
      17/84
      • Commitment Strength
        10/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We recognise that there are a small number of other product ranges that contain commodities that have an impact on forests and commit to taking a responsible approach to procurement including: • seeking to use RSPO certified sustainable sources for any palm oil used as a direct ingredient in products (e.g. candles)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We recognise that there are a small number of other product ranges that contain commodities that have an impact on forests and commit to taking a responsible approach to procurement including: • seeking to use RSPO certified sustainable sources for any palm oil used as a direct ingredient in products (e.g. candles)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • 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
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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
          "Kingfisher has a target to ‘ensure suppliers meet our ethical and environmental standards by 2020’. These standards are set out in Kingfisher’s Ethical Sourcing Policy – and therefore the target helps to drive implementation of the policy [...] A plan of action drawn up at the end of an Audit that records what measures have to be taken and within what timescale to remedy the Non-Conformance"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    13/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    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

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