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B&Q backs Grown in Britain

The UK’s largest home improvement and only major retailer to sell 100 per cent responsibly sourced timber is examining ways to label the British grown timber products it sells in it 356 stores nationwide

Matt Sexton, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at B&Q says;

“B&Q is proud to support Grown in Britain. We have a long heritage of leadership in sustainable timber sourcing and this year began a ground breaking Good Woods programme to help bring Britain’s under managed woodlands back into active management.

“The project has already registered 100 woodlands on the Woodland Star Rating (WSR) assessment. The WSR enables the measurement of how good woodland management enhances ecosystem services and can be used to communicate the public benefit to both companies and the public.

“We are excited to see more British wood coming to market and are delighted to be able to announce that we now only stock 100 per cent British hardwood logs – the sales of which have doubled over the last three years.”