US DIY retail giant Home Depot has announced it reduced its combined Scope 1 and 2 direct carbon emissions by approximately 172,000 metric tons in 2021, an achievement it says is equivalent to taking more than 37,000 cars off the road.

In its new 2022 ESG Report, published yesterday, the retail giant also revealed it had reduced its electricity consumption by approximately 11 percent year-on-year in US stores, despite adding five new stores to its portfolio. It added that it has now managed to cut electricity usage by 50 per cent across its entire US portfolio since 2010 thanks to a raft of energy saving measures.

In addition to progress against its company-wide sustainability targets, the new ESG report also detailed how Home Depot is working to encourage its customer base to make more sustainable choices when shopping and completing DIY projects.

Home Depot’s chief sustainability officer, Ron Jarvis, said

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