Home Depot has cut electricity consumption by 44% since 2010. How?

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader.

The Home Depot is one of the best-known home improvement stores in the world. It sells everything — from power tools to home appliances to construction equipment. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, it operates in Mexico and Canada and has nearly 500,000 employees. In 2021, it had $151 billion in revenue.

The Home Depot has recently joined the SBTi, the Science-Based Targets initiative, by establishing a clear path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris agreement goals. The retailer is committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 50% by 2035 and running all its stores using 100% renewable energy by 2030.

At the same time, Home Depot is partnering with its suppliers to reduce virgin plastic in the products it sells. In 2019 and 2020, more than 1,200 products were redesigned to avoid such waste. Furthermore, between 2017 through 2020, the company redesigned 366 packages to reduce size and materials — something it says prevented thousands of cargo ships from setting sail. 

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