Lowe’s Canada Ranked Green

Lowe’s Canada has been ranked among Canada’s greenest employers for a second consecutive year. This celebrates the achievements of employers who are sustainability leaders and proactively create a culture of environmental awareness within their organization. The companies ranked among the greenest employers are evaluated on the unique environmental initiatives and programs they have developed; the extent to which they have been successful in reducing the organization’s own environmental footprint; the degree to which their employees are involved in these programs and whether they contribute any unique skills; and the extent to which these initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity, attracting new employees and customers to the company. The Lowe’s Canada objectives include improving the energy efficiency of its facilities by installing energy management systems and upgrading lighting systems to LEDs, which represent an investment of some $30 million, with a goal of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 40 per cent from 2016 levels by 2025, and 60 per cent by 2030; phasing out of single-use plastic shopping bags in all Lowe’s, RONA, and Réno-Dépôt stores by summer 2022; and integrating monitoring tools for waste management in order to reach a 75 per cent diversion rate for these materials by 2025.