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What's the Scorecard?

In July 2015, we released our first Timber Scorecard, which assessed 128 UK retailers, manufacturers and traders that buy timber and timber products on their publicly available timber buying policies, and performance from 2013 onwards. The scorecard awards each company a score from zero trees (no apparent progress on sustainable timber and timber products) to three trees, (sourcing over 70% certified sustainable wood and have policies and control systems in place). The scorecard provides a snapshot of company action across size and sector.

In September 2015, this scorecard was reviewed, giving companies a window to improve their scores since the main report out was released. The good news is that 23 companies successfully responded to our call for greater transparency on policy and performance.

We’ll repeat the timber scorecarded in 2017 and 2019, giving companies an opportunity to demonstrate they are taking action and communicate improvement on their buying policies and practices over the longer term.

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September Review Key Findings

After the review in September 2015:

  • 12 companies moved up to score three trees, taking the total to 34
  • Eight companies moved up to score two trees, taking the total to 27
  • Three companies moved up to score one tree, taking total to 25
  • And 42 companies remain scoring zero trees
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Sector results

The findings of the review are as follows:

  • The construction sector continued to have the highest scores, will all companies scoring either “two trees” or “three trees
  • Four furniture companies have made improvements to their scores. However, 10 furniture companies remained at zero
  • Three poor-scoring publishing companies in the July 2015 scorecard improved their scores in this review. However, there are still a number of publishers that remain at zero and need to take action
  • More than a third of companies still scored zero trees. A high proportion (83%) of the musical instrument companies were in this category. 

Company Results - September 2015 Review

Below you can go straight to the result tables showing the companies classified by their tree score. These tables have been updated to reflect any improvement to scores since the review in September 2015. Please note that smaller companies are made anonymous in this report, and do not appear on the tables below.

Companies that scored 3 trees

Company Category Score
B&Q UK Retailer 3
Boots UK Ltd* Retailer 3
Brooks Timber* Timber 3
Carillion Timber 3
Danzer* Construction 3
Hallmark Cards Timber 3
Immediate Media* Paper, Printing and publishing 3
Kimberly-Clark Europe Paper, Printing and publishing 3
Kingfisher Paper hygiene products 3
Lathams* Retailer 3
Lend Lease* Timber 3
Little Brown Book Group* Paper, Printing and publishing 3
Mace Group Construction 3
Macmillan Publishers Paper, Printing and publishing 3
Marks & Spencer Retailer 3
Mondi Paper, Printing and publishing 3
Morrisons Retailer 3
Office Depot UK Retailer 3
Penguin Random House* Paper, Printing and publishing 3
Redrow* Construction 3
Sainsbury’s Retailer 3
Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK Builders merchant, Timber 3
SCA Hygiene Paper hygiene 3
Sofidel UK Paper hygiene 3
Steinbeis Papier* Paper, Printing and publishing 3
Tetra Pak Packaging 3
The Co-operative Retailer 3
The Solid Wood Flooring Company Flooring manufacturer 3
Travis Perkins Construction 3
UPM Timber, Paper 3
Waitrose Retailer 3
Williams Lea* Paper, Printing and publishing 3
Willmott Dixon* Construction 3
     

 

Companies that scored 2 trees

This case study has been produced with IKEA, who was awarded “two trees” to give an insight into the necessary policies and processes for companies to ensure they are on track to ensure that a high proportion of their products will be certified in a specified time-frame.

*Following the review in September 2015, these companies have increased their scores.

 

Company

Category Score
Antalis* Paper, Printing and publishing 2
Asda Retailer 2
Balfour Beatty Construction 2
Cambridge University Press* Paper, Printing and publishing 2
Crest Nicholson Construction 2
Dunelm* Retailer 2
Guardian Paper, Printing and publishing 2
HarperCollins Paper, Printing and publishing 2
Haymarket Media Group Paper, Printing and publishing 2
Home Retail Group Retailer 2
IKEA Retailer 2
International Greetings* Paper, Printing and publishing 2
John Lewis* Retailer 2
McDonald’s Restaurants 2
Network Rail* Rail infrastructure 2
Nobia UK Manufacturer, Retailer (Kitchens) 2
Pearson Paper, Printing and publishing 2
Polestar UK Print Paper, Printing and publishing 2
Pureprint Group Paper, Printing and publishing 2
Skanska Construction 2
Sky Media 2
Tesco* Retailer 2
Timber Link International Timber 2
UK Greetings* Paper, Printing and publishing 2
Warren Evans Retailer 2
Woodscape Retailer (street furniture) 2
WH Smith Retailer 2

 

Companies that scored 1 tree

This case study has been produced with Furniture Village, to give an insight into the necessary policies and processes that they will put in place to achieve 100% sustainable timber.

*Following the review in September 2015, these companies have increased their scores.

Company Category Score
Bauer Media Paper, Printing and publishing, Media 1
Bloomsbury Publishing Paper, Printing and publishing, Media 1
Debenhams Retailer 1
Early Learning Centre (Mothercare) Retailer 1
Feather & Black* Retailer 1
Forest Enterprise, Forestry Commission Retailer 1
Furniture Village* Retailer 1
Heals Retailer 1
House of Fraser Retailer 1
Laura Ashley Retailer 1
Matalan Retailer 1
MBNA Bank Europe Banking 1
Next Retailer 1
Octopus Publishing Group Paper, Printing and publishing 1
Orion Publishing Group Paper, Printing and publishing 1
Simon & Schuster* Paper, Printing and publishing 1
Steinhoff (Cargo, Harveys) Retailer 1
The White Company Retailer 1
Toys R Us Retailer 1
Yamaha Musical instruments 1
     

 

Companies that scored 0 trees

Company Category Score
A. Share & Sons Ltd (SCS) Retailer 0
Brissi London Retailer 0
Cath Kidston Retailer 0
Clinton Cards Paper, Printing and publishing 0
Dreams Retailer 0
Fender Musical Instruments GBI Musical instruments 0
Finnish Fibreboard Timber 0
Foyles Retailer 0
Hamleys Retailer 0
Harrods Retailer 0
Hearst Paper, Printing and publishing 0
Jansen International Retailer 0
Liberty’s Retailer 0
Muji Retailer 0
Oak Furniture Land Retailer 0
Oxford University Press Paper, Printing and publishing 0
Paperchase Retailer 0
Roset Retailer 0
Sportswift Ltd (inc. Card Factory) Paper, Printing and publishing 0
Tanglewood Guitars Musical instruments 0
The Entertainer Retailer 0
The Sofa Workshop Retailer 0
Waterstones Retailer 0