Lowe’s Supports Community Through Sustainability

Lowe's Canada made changes to its environmental impact in 2020 by reducing GHG emissions by more than six tons from 2016. The company recycled more than two tons of used paint in 2020 and offered more than 5,000 ECO products in-store and online. Additionally, it reduced its environmental footprint by helping customers identify and buy local products through the Well Made Here program and invested $4 million in communities, including more than $1.5 million to support associates and local charities during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reached 42 per cent of the target to recycle 75 per cent of all waste produced at corporate sites by 2025, representing close to 22,000 tons of materials. "Sustainability is not something we are willing to set aside when challenges arise and, although our teams had to adapt quickly and often to meet the requirements of a changing retail environment, they maintained their focus on our various sustainability goals throughout the year," says Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, senior vice-president for public affairs, asset protection, and sustainable development at Lowe's Canada.