Lowe's Canada Releases Sustainability Highlights

Lowe's Canada has made significant progress over the last year in achieving its sustainability goals as outlined in its ‘2019 Corporate Responsibility Highlights.’ The report illustrates how the company is living its three-pronged sustainability commitment to support its associates and communities, helping customers reduce the environment footprint of their projects, and reducing the environmental impacts of its operations. These Highlights complement the ‘2019 Corporate Responsibility Report,’ which covers both Lowe's Companies, Inc.'s and Lowe's Canada's sustainability performance for the year. Highlights include an investment of $4.9 million in communities across Canada by supporting more than 250 local non-profit organizations; offering over 5,000 ECO products online and in-store; meeting in advance the 2020 target to have 100 per cent of indoor residential carpets and rugs free of PFAS chemicals; recycling 19,200 tons of wood, cardboard, plastic, hazardous material, and other waste at corporate sites; advancing $24 million worth of energy efficiency initiatives, including the roll-out of energy management systems and LED lighting retrofit at corporate stores across the country; and a 58 per cent reduction in the use of plastic bags at its corporate stores in 2019 compared to 2017.