Atlanta — The Home Depot reduced its combined Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by approximately 172,000 metric tons in 2021, equivalent to taking more than 37,000 cars off the road for a year. The company reduced its electricity consumption by approximately 11% year-over-year in U.S. stores — while at the same time opening five new stores — and cut U.S. store electricity usage by 50% since 2010.
These and other highlights are included in The Home Depot’s 2022 ESG Report.
- In 2021, The Home Depot estimates that customer purchases of Energy Star products helped reduce annual electricity use by 7 billion kilowatt hours, saving $950 million on energy costs, and lowering carbon emissions by 4.9 million metric tons.
- The company estimates that water-saving products sold at The Home Depot helped customers reduce consumption by over 66 billion gallons in 2021.
- Eliminated 1.1 million square feet of PVC film by redesigning its private label packaging in fiscal 2021 — enough to cover 19 football fields.
- Completed a multi-year project to convert U.S. stores to LED overhead lighting.
- Committed to participating in the CDP Forests Questionnaire
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. At the end of the first quarter, the company operated a total of 2,316 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
SOURCE: The Home Depot