Kingfisher’s ‘Spearheading Sustainability and Delivering Value’ programme has retained its Big Tick status in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2012 Awards for Excellence.
The programme achieved the Example of Excellence in the 2010 Environmental Leadership Award. The programme was credited for recognising the environmental benefits and business opportunities available from engaging with customers on how to live more sustainable lives through the sale of eco-products and home energy-saving measures. The programme continues to have a significant impact with sales of eco-products reaching 13% of total retail sales in 2011/12.
Nick Folland, Kingfisher’s Net Positive Director, said: “We are delighted that this programme has once again been recognised as an exemplar of sustainability with BITC’s Big Tick reaccreditation. It is this sort of initiative that has paved the way for us to launch Kingfisher Net Positive - a commitment to create a net positive impact from business operations by putting more back in than we take out.”
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “Our Awards for Excellence are all about celebrating responsible business and Kingfisher has demonstrated that they can have a positive impact on society and people without losing focus on their business.”
BITC’s Awards for Excellence award companies for the impact and innovation of their responsible business programmes, and the difference they make at local, national and international levels.
Details of all of the Big Tick winners as well as in-depth articles and case studies are included in the Responsible Business special report published by the Financial Times today; the overall winners in each category will be announced at BITC’s Awards for Excellence Gala Event in London on 27 June 2012.