Forest friendly retail at a local store

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FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has been learning more about how a home imporvement and garden centre retailer is becoming forest friendly.

Mr Menzies was shown round B&Q on Whitehills Business Park to hear how the firm now only buys timber from proven, responsible legal forests and is supplying customers with sustainable timber products.

He also learned more about the company’s diversity policy which means that a quarter of B&Q’s workforce is over the age of 50 with a similar percentage under the 25.

Mr Menzies said: “It was great to meet so many positive and enthusiastic staff at B&Q and learn about why buying only forest friendly timber is so important.

“It is great to see businesses working hard to operate more sustainably and employing people from a wide age range.”

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