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B&Q completes GFTN journey

B&Q’s participation in what is now GFTN-UK has drawn to a close in the GFTN’s 20th anniversary year, following the transformation of the retailer’s supply chain for timber products – a journey it began with GFTN-UK in 1991. B&Q has worked continuously to transform the source of forest goods that customers can find in its stores, having embedded best practice sourcing in the business. It is a fantastic achievement for B&Q, with the business having provided a consistent message to producers, suppliers and customers alike that the business can and will remain committed to sourcing responsibly.

B&Q has and will continue to play a key role in achieving responsible forest trade, helping found the Forest Stewardship Council in the early 1990’s, and at WWF we look forward to finding new ways to engage with B&Q and the Kingfisher Group in the near future.

Julia Young, manager of GFTN-UK said “I want to thank B&Q for their long term work, giving support to producers and suppliers in forest countries where change is most needed, and for their willingness to communicate this commitment to UK customers”.

Source : WWF
www.wwf.org.uk/wwf_articles.cfm?unewsid=5555

20 December 2011
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