We assess each source against the criteria of our policy and continually evaluate the information provided. This mapping work is helping us to better understand where our risks and opportunities lie, and to focus our efforts accordingly. 38% of these sources are responsible and sustainable. When calculated by volume of sales, this equates to 32%1. Although there is still work to be done, we are pleased with the progress we are making towards our target. This progress is as a result of an increase in the ability of our suppliers to provide us with more detailed information about their supply chains than in previous years.
We have also increased our capacity to support and assess our suppliers. In particular, this year we have introduced a programme for auditing and species testing. This has added to the robustness of our due diligence procedures. It has also provided us with valuable insights, which we have been able to share with both our suppliers and buyers to support sourcing decisions.
1This year fitted furniture has been excluded from our reporting scope.