Tuesday, March 18, 2008

B&Q and Bioregional

BioRegional and B&Q have begun a three year partnership to help the company become a world leading One Planet Living® business. BioRegional will help B&Q to reduce its impact on the world’s resources and make it easy for B&Q customers to have sustainable homes and gardens.

B&Q is the first retailer to join BioRegional’s One Planet Living Programme. BioRegional will set targets against each of the 10 principles using Ecological and Carbon Footprinting to allow for truly sustainable and equitable use of resources for everyone around the world. B&Q will be the first retailer to attempt to meet these demanding targets.

BioRegional will work with B&Q to develop two sustainability action plans (SAPs). The first plan will look at improving B&Q’s own operations against the ten principles of One Planet Living. The second plan will help B&Q’s customers achieve One Planet Living in their homes and gardens through products which are consistent with the ten One Planet Living principles. BioRegional will work with B&Q to extend its current range of eco-products and develop new lines to result in a substantial One Planet Living product range.

Examples of changes include using only FSC certified wood to make B & Q kitchens. Giving free growing kits and seed to 5,000 schools and phasing out patio heaters. [info taken from Bioregional website]

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