Under Bradley’s leadership B&Q has moved to 100% responsibly sourced timber and is working towards all products being peat-free

Quiet tenacity, impressive determination and outstanding leadership are just some of the qualities Rachel Bradley’s colleagues point to when asked why they nominated her to be the Guardian Sustainable Business Unsung Hero 2016.

The reader-nominated award, the winner of which is chosen by public vote, recognises an employee who has gone beyond the call of duty to drive sustainable change in his or her organisation. In Bradley’s case, she has managed a number of significant projects in her 11 years at B&Q, including completing the transition to 100% responsibly sourced timber that began in 1991, working towards the company’s products becoming peat-free, and adopting the RHS Perfect for Pollinators label to help customers choose the best flowers for butterflies and bees.

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Source: Guardian Environment