Kingfisher plc is an international home improvement company located in eight countries across Europe. It operates under retail banners including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix, TradePoint, and Koçtaş.
As part of the Forest Allies initiative, the Rainforest Alliance reviewed Kingfisher’s policies and commitments against the Accountability Framework. As a result, Rainforest Alliance made recommendations for how Kingfisher could strengthen its approach to both human and land use rights to support its efforts towards better forest stewardship. Kingfisher plans to use the gaps identified through the assessment to define the next steps for its sustainable sourcing approach, and to increase alignment with the Framework’s good practices.
“The Rainforest Alliance’s assessment of Kingfisher’s alignment with the Accountability Framework has allowed us to identify areas where we can help strengthen our responsible forest management policies and procedures. This will help us deliver on our commitment to become ‘Forest Positive.’”
- Karl Arpon, Environmental, Social, and Governance Engagement Manager, Kingfisher plc