ATLANTA, Ga. — The Home Depot® has released its 2015 Sustainability Report outlining progress on its 2015 goals and outlining renewed goals.
The company reported that it reduced its supply chain carbon emissions by 35 percent over 2008 levels, significantly surpassing a goal of a 20 percent 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 percent 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 percent.
The company announced two new commitments to be reached by 2020, including:
- A reduction of total energy use by an additional 20 percent 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
The company applies Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines, which are included in the 2015 Sustainability Report, as a cross-reference tool for its sustainability reporting to make meaningful data available to stakeholders.
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