Environmental Responsibility

Committed to the future
Committed to the future
Committed to the future
83% of our timber and paper products are resonsibly sourced
6% reduction in property energy intensity against our 2010/11 baseline
Zero waste to landfill. Anywaste which cannot be recycled is incinerated to create energy
£1,500,000 plus, raised since launching the screwfix foundation in 2013
1.9TWh of energy saved by customers since 2010/11
Retail week, customer experience initiative of the year 2017

Sustainability at Screwfix - Download our Sustainability Report

  • Products that will help you save energy

    Screwfix is committed to providing you with products which help save energy. In fact, 65% of all sales from our energy using products meet our best practice standards on energy efficiency. These products can be identified with a green or black logo, as shown below.

     
    65%
    OF SALES FROM ENERGY-USING
    PRODUCTS MEET BEST
    PRACTICE STANDARDS
     
    SAVE
    ENERGY

    Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know that it can help you save energy. Examples include:

    • Draught excluders and insulation products
    • Lighting and electrical: LED lights, Solar security lights, power saving products
    • Central heating: controllers, thermostats, treatments & inhibitors, filters, radiator TRV's, "A" rated central heating pumps
    • Hot water cylinders for use with solar systems
     
    A
    Rated
    A+
    Rated
    A++
    Rated

    Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know it is covered by The European Directive ErP (Energy related Products). Each product has its own specific rating from A++ to G (with A++ being the most energy efficient). On the Screwfix website you can see the full energy label relating to the product. Examples are:

    • Cooker hoods
    • Light Bulbs
    • Water heaters
    • Central Heating Boilers

    All of our sustainable home products are verified by sustainability experts Bioregional (www.bioregional.com) who provide advice and guidance to companies such as Screwfix and have expertise in evaluating the eco credentials of products.

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  • Products that will help you save water

    51% of our water using products will help to save water. We have marked these products with the green logo in our catalogue and online, as shown below.

     
    51%
    OF SALES FROM WATER-USING
    PRODUCTS MEET BEST
    PRACTICE STANDARDS
     
    SAVE
    WATER

    Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know that it can help you save water. Examples include:

    • Basin and Kitchen taps with a flow of 6 litres per minute or less
    • Toilets with average flush volume of 3.5 litres or less
    • Showers with a flow of 6 litres per minute or less - includes shower heads and bath shower mixers

    All of our environmentally friendly products are verified by sustainability experts Bioregional (www.bioregional.com) who provide advice and guidance to companies such as Screwfix and have expertise in evaluating the eco credentials of products.

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  • Tips on what to do with your waste

    Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    Under new government regulations issued in January 2007 we are all obliged and must play our part to ensure that the amount of waste on certain electrical and electronic equipment is reduced. Furthermore where it is produced as waste, we must work together to ensure it is separated from household waste, collected separately and ultimately disposed of in a sound environmental manner (recycled and recovered).

    In essence some of the chemicals and metals in these electrical items can be harmful to the soil and human health when disposed of in landfill sites. By adopting the new regulations and working together we can all reduce the amount of landfill and resulting contamination.

    For your part as the customer you are encouraged to examine your electrical waste before throwing it away and in particular look for the rating plate and if the following logo is present you must not throw it in your household waste.

    Please take this waste to your nearest Designated Collection Facility (DCF) where special facilities exist for correct disposal. To find your nearest DCF please visit the following web site: www.recycle-more.co.uk.Type in your post code and the locations of the nearest DCFs will be displayed.

    Or alternatively contact Screwfix on 03330 112 112 and the Customer Service Agent can provide this for you.

    For our part Screwfix Direct Ltd is making a financial contribution towards the running of these facilities and the onward recycling of this waste.

    Batteries

    Please do not throw household portable batteries in with your household waste. You can take them to any Screwfix Trade Counter and drop them into the special battery collection box at no cost (excludes car and industrial batteries). We will make sure they are recycled correctly. Screwfix Producer Number BPRN000748.

    Our Catalogue

    Our catalogues are fully recyclable, please recycle at your local recycling centre.

  • How we have reduced our enviromental impact

    For full details of the steps we have taken to reduce our environmental impact please refer to our Sustainability report.

    Sustainable Timber

    It is thought that demand for timber will triple by 2050 with implications such as wood shortages and possible global price increases if the world’s existing forests are not sustainably managed and if new forests aren’t established. But, we know that our customers rely on many of these products to get their jobs done. So, from the big items like sheds and doors to smaller ones like hammers and paint brushes, we make sure the timber is sustainably sourced and certified by either FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). 83% of all our products containing timber and/or paper are sustainably sourced and certified by FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). We are working towards certification with our paper products such as sandpaper and masking tape to achieve 100% compliance.

    In addition, the paper we use within the business such as printing paper, for catalogues and publications, is also sustainably sourced.

    Our Energy

    There are now over 500 Screwfix stores nationwide, with more stores planned to open soon, offering customers the convenience of getting what they need the very same day. We want to keep growing, while reducing our operational impact on the environment, so we are always improving the energy efficiency of our stores and properties.

     
    6%
    REDUCTION IN
    PROPERTY ENERGY &
    CARBON INTENSITY
    • £1.5 million LED lighting retrofit project at distribution centres
    • Onsite renewable energy technology and LED lighting specified for new distribution centre due to open in 2017
  • Carrier Bag Pricing

    In line with legislation, we charge 5p for carrier bags in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    For the year commencing 7th April 2015 in England, Scotland and Wales, the 5p charge will be donated to The Screwfix Foundation.

    In Northern Ireland, the 5p charge is paid to the Department of Environment.

    View England Declaration View Wales Declaration View Scotland Declaration

  • Supplier Ethical Auditing

    In order to review our supplier’s ethical credentials we use Sedex, a collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data. We require companies to register their factory sites on the platform. The results of audits and questionnaires on labour standards, health & safety, the environment and business ethics can then be viewed.

    Using Sedex means that audits are not duplicated if a factory supplies several retailers. The aim of Sedex is to drive improvements in the ethical performance – factories should be focusing on improving standards for its workers and the environment.

    It also means that retailers can check a factory’s audits easily when deciding which to use. Other retail members include Waitrose, Aldi, Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury.

    Modern Slavery Act Statement 2017/18

  • Screwfix and the community

    We are very proud of our Screwfix Foundation, which was launched in 2013 and has since raised over 1 million pounds supporting local charities. For more information please visit http://www.screwfix.com/help/screwfixfoundation/