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April 20, 2022

Lowe’s Canada ranks among Canada’s Greenest Employers for a 2nd consecutive year

Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 450 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, is proud to rank among Canada’s Greenest Employers for a second consecutive year. This recognition is awarded as part of Mediacorp’s annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition, which celebrates the achievements of employers who are sustainability leaders and proactively create a culture of environmental awareness within their organization.

“We are very proud to be one of the greenest employers again this year,” said Mélanie Lussier, Director, External Communications and Sustainable Development at Lowe’s Canada. “As a corporate citizen, we feel a great responsibility to act responsibly, and we devote substantial efforts each year to improving our environmental record. We are fortunate to count on passionate associates who take our various sustainable development initiatives to heart and are committed to supporting projects in line with our environmental objectives.”

The companies ranked among the Greenest Employers are evaluated on these four criteria:

  • 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.

Ambitious goals mean ambitious projects

As part of its three-pronged approach to sustainability—helping its customers reduce their environmental impact, lowering the environmental footprint of its operations, and supporting its associates and communities—Lowe’s Canada sets ambitious objectives for itself and launches equally ambitious projects to reach them. These 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% from 2016 levels by 2025, and 60% by 2030.
  • Phasing out of single-use plastic shopping bags in all Lowe’s, RONA, and Réno-Dépôt stores by summer 2022, a first in the home improvement retail sector in Canada.
  • Integrating monitoring tools for waste management in order to reach a 75% diversion rate for these materials by 2025.

“Sustainability is a top priority at Lowe’s Canada, and we make it everyone’s business,” added Lussier. “Our associates play a key role in achieving our goals, and each person’s individual contribution makes all the difference in our strategy’s success.” Lowe’s Canada is also in the midst of a hiring campaign to fill thousands of roles as it approaches its busiest season. Those interested in joining an employer who shares their environmental values can visit carrieres.lowescanada.ca to view available positions and apply.

To find out more about Lowe’s Canada’s sustainability journey, visit lowescanada.ca/en/corporate-responsibility. To view the complete list of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2022 and read the magazine dedicated to this year’s competition, go to www.canadastop100.com/environmental

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