07/23/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/23/2019 06:11
The Home Depot Reports on Companywide Sustainability Progress in Enhanced Responsibility Report; Pledges to Reduce Carbon Emissions 50 Percent by 2035
ATLANTA, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot® today issued its 2019 Responsibility Report, which details the company's 2018 progress on its commitment to its three pillars - Operate Sustainably, Focus on People and Strengthen Our Communities, including a commitment to reducing carbon emissions 50 percent by 2035. Additional highlights include:
Focus on People:
Strengthen Our Communities
New to the report this year is the inclusion of 10 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that align with The Home Depot's sphere of influence. The report also includes additional charts on materiality touchpoints, progress on stated goals and an ESG transparency chart that highlights The Home Depot's key environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics from 2016 through 2018.
In addition to these improvements, the report includes detailed information about the company's diversity and inclusion programs; data security oversight; ethical business practices that extend to global suppliers; Home Depot's efforts to reduce environmental impact through the products it sells; and the company's commitment to improving the lives of military veterans, easing the U.S. labor gap and helping victims of natural disasters.
'Our associates, suppliers and customers drive our sustainability success,' said Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental innovation for The Home Depot. 'The 2019 Responsibility Report showcases outstanding examples of our core values - how we work together to create a business that's inclusive, ethical and sustainable. We continue to challenge ourselves to think innovatively and keep raising the bar for sustainability.'
The report is available as an overview infographic, digital book and PDF on The Home Depot's corporate newsroom Built from Scratch.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,291 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2018, The Home Depot had sales of $108.2 billion and earnings of $11.1 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
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