The Home Depot Announces Environmental Sustainability Goals

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Atlanta-based home improvement retailer The Home Depot announced a goal to reach 100 percent renewable electricity for its facilities by 2030.

The 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report goes into detail on the retailers efforts to operate sustainably in the communities that it operates in, including the 182 stores in Canada.

“We are committed to demonstrating leadership through action. Reducing our impact on the planet is part of our core values. These improvements and initiatives will benefit our people, our communities and our environment,” said Michael Rowe, president, The Home Depot Canada. “Sustainable business is good business that benefits the associates and customers we engage with every day.”

The locations in Canada have reported a 43 percent reduction of electricity over the last decade, which includes individual initiatives that provide tangible results. In 2020, the brand installed LED lighting, building-automated systems, energy-efficient heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. This resulted in an electricity reduction at store level of 8 percent.

Michael Rowe (Image: Home Depot)
The Home Depot Canada’s feature in the 2020 Sustainability Report

The reports is available to read here



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