The international home improvement retailer Kingfisher (which includes B&Q, Brico Dépôt and Screwfix) has announced that it will exclude all halogenated flame retardants from all of its own-brand products by 2025, with the objective of extending this to all of its product suppliers. This goes beyond regulatory bans or constraints on certain brominated and chlorinated flame retardants. Ortho-phthalates and perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) will also be excluded. The company considers this to correspond to sustainable chemicals management and to the objective of staying ahead of regulation.
“Kingfisher pledges to phase out three chemical families from its supply chain”, 23 January 2019 https://www.kingfisher.com/index.asp?pageid=55&newsid=1187