Kingfisher sets ambitious science-based targets to cut greenhouse gases

Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, has announced ambitious new targets to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its business, products and supply chains.  The targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), confirming that they align with the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement to keep global temperature rises below 2°C. The SBTi defines best practice in science-based target setting, as well as it independently assessing and approving companies’ targets.  Kingfisher has committed to: Reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions from property and transport by…

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Kingfisher pledges to phase out three chemical families from its supply chain

Kingfisher will phase out phthalates, PFCs and halogenated flame retardants from its supply chain by 2025 as part of its Chemicals Roadmap Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, today announces it will phase out three chemical groups from its own branded products by 2025, with an ambition to extend this to the rest of its supply chain. The move is part of the company’s long-term commitment to reducing its environmental impact and helping consumers have healthier, more sustainable homes. The three chemical groups – phthalates1,Perfluorinated & Polyfluorinated Chemicals(PFCs) and halogenated flame…

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Kingfisher opens first net zero energy store

Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, today announces that the recently opened Peterborough Screwfix store will be the first in its estate to be net zero in its energy usage. Revealed as Kingfisher publishes its annual sustainability report, the net zero energy store will generate as much power as it uses and pass surplus energy back to the grid. A Kingfisher first The store brings together a powerful combination of solar panels, solar battery storage and an air source heat pump, creating a new and innovative solution to save energy.…

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