B&Q have released the news that they intend to increase their workforce during the remainder of the year. The increases will be in the area of Eco Advisors who will rise in numbers to around 1700 by the end of the year.
There are currently a number of Eco Adivsors in two stores in their first Eco Shops. The trial appears to have worked as the model will be rolled out across all stores.
B&Q have been working hard to gain further green credentials this year by reducing the energy and transport emissions produced by their stores by 8%. The amount of waste produced by the stores has also dropped by 10%.
Sales of eco-products in all stores has increased by more than £1bn for the year to January 30th 2010. The figures were released in the company's Corporate Responsibility report.
Meanwhile B&Q are also celebrating a Silver Flora medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Their Road to Recovery garden was developed in conjunction with Birmingham City Council and is in support of Help for Heroes.
The garden focusses on how those who have been injured can be encouraged to participate in gardening and the theme is further highlighted by a scale model of a Chinook helicopter.
A B&Q representative has said that the company will be selling a Help for Heroes petunia mix in their stores, the proceeds of which will go towards the cause