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08/10/2022

Communities matter at Lowe’s

Retailer’s 2021 Corporate Responsibility report puts focus on people and sustainability.
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Lowe’s published its 2021 Corporate Responsibility report, detailing the company’s goals and progress in three key areas: people and communities, product sustainability and operational excellence.

“As our 100th year in business, 2021 was a milestone year for Lowe’s. We hit our 2025 greenhouse gas reduction goal four years early and accelerated our efforts to reduce those emissions – while positively impacting our associates and communities through the Lowe’s Employee Relief Fund and initiatives like 100 Hometowns,” said Chris Cassell, vice president of corporate sustainability at Lowe’s.

Some of the highlights of Lowe’s 2021 Corporate Responsibility report included:

  • Achieved 2025 goal of reducing Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 40% – four years early in 2021 – with a reduction of 42% over the past five years.
  • Invested $10 million and completed 100 community impact projects through the 100 Hometowns initiative, which helped communities rebuild from natural disasters, repair critical housing, restore community centers, revive green spaces and more.
  • Reached more than 1.8 million people through the Lowe’s-led, nationwide Generation T movement, promoting the benefits of skilled trades careers through online education, in-person events and virtual learning opportunities.
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This year’s report, the company’s 19th, reiterated Lowe’s commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen, said the retailer.

“We’re looking forward to the next 100 years of making a difference in the communities where we live and work,” said Cassell.

Based in Mooresville, North Carolina,Lowe’s Companies, Inc. serves approximately 19 million customer transactions a week in the U.S. and Canada.