The Home Depot has been recognized as a global leader on corporate climate action for its efforts to reduce its environmental impact and build a more sustainable future for consumers and their homes.
CDP, an environmental impact non-profit, named The Home Depot to its Climate Change “A List” for its actions to cut carbon emissions and mitigate climate risks.
The retailer said it is focused on reducing carbon emissions by continually improving energy efficiency in its operations and expanding investments in renewable and alternative energy. As a result, the company has reduced absolute carbon emissions by over 3 million metric tonnes since 2009. The company also set science-based targets in 2018 to achieve a 40% reduction in its carbon emissions by 2030 and a 50% reduction by 2035.
“We’re honored to be recognized by the CDP for our efforts to reduce our environmental impact,” said Ron Jarvis, vp/environmental, Home Depot. “Our results come from making improvements kilowatt by kilowatt. We’ve retrofitted LED lighting in more than 1,300 stores, installed energy-efficient heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems in 133 stores, and have updated HVAC units in 467 stores. As a result of these and other initiatives, from 2010 to 2018, energy consumption at our U.S. stores decreased 26%, ahead of our stated goal for a 20% reduction by 2020. We constantly strive to improve the sustainability of our operations, because it’s good for our business and good for the planet.”