The Home Depot Exceeds 2015 Carbon and Energy Reduction Goals

by Katie Lee

Atlanta — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has released its 2015 Sustainability Report outlining progress on its 2015 goals and outlining renewed goals.

The company reduced its supply chain carbon emissions by 35% over 2008 levels, significantly surpassing a goal of a 20% reduction it originally set in 2010 — the equivalent to removing 200 million miles of transported product from highways.

The Home Depot also reported that its stores have reduced energy use by 30% over 2004 levels — a savings of more than 8 billion kilowatts over 10 years. The original goal set in 2010 was to reduce energy use by 20%.

The company announced two new commitments to be reached by 2020, including:

• A reduction of total energy use by an additional 20% below 2010 consumption levels.

• Procure 135 MW of electricity from a combination of onsite fuel cell and solar installs as well as offsite solar and wind developments.

To view The Home Depot’s 2015 Sustainability Report, click here.

For more information about The Home Depot’s renewable energy efforts, click here.

The Home Depot has 2,274 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.


SOURCE: The Home Depot

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