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10/06/2022

Water partner honors for Home Depot

Retailer recognized by EPA WaterSense as one of its 2022 partners of the year.
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The Home Depot has earned the 2022 WaterSense retail partner of the year award for making a wide range of WaterSense-labeled products available to customers.

Products with the WaterSense label meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency specifications for water efficiency and performance, making it easier to find toilets, faucets and sprinkler systems that conserve water in and around your home, said the firm.

“In 2021, 100% of the toilets, bathroom faucets and showerheads sold in 1,992 Home Depot stores were WaterSense-labeled models,” said the retailer. “This helped the company save an estimated 250 billion gallons of water.”

The Home Depot said it focused on education and training in 2021.Associates were given specific instruction on WaterSense-labeled products through rapid web-based training, newsletters and more.

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The merchandising execution team prepared detailed plans to execute WaterSense signage in-store, and the marketing team worked with suppliers to ensure the WaterSense label is visible on applicable packaging, said the company.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Ron Jarvis, VP of merchandising and sustainability, “The Home Depot’s environmental impact is essential to our efforts to build a better business and world.”

Related: WaterSense is a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the EPA, which named a total of 11 partners of the year for 2022, along with naming 11 excellence award winners and 12 sustained excellence award winners; three of which were from the home and hardware space, Kohler Co. and KB Home for WaterSense sustained excellence, and The Toro Company for WaterSense excellence.