Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 450 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, won the Stratégie de développement durable Desjardins Mercure award during the prestigious Les Mercuriades 2022 Gala held last night at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
“It is a great honour to see our sustainability efforts rewarded by one of the most prestigious business competitions in Québec. This recognition confirms that we are doing the right thing and that our approach resonates with our peers,” said Mélanie Lussier, Director, External Communications and Sustainable Development at Lowe’s Canada. “At Lowe’s Canada, we make sustainability everyone’s business. Our associates carry out our many projects with conviction, making great efforts to help us achieve our ambitious environmental goals. I want to thank them for their boundless dedication.”
This Mercure award, which recognizes a company’s commitment and achievements in sustainability, highlights the outstanding work and results of a major project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the Lowe’s Canada network buildings. Over the last few years, the company invested some $30 million to implement energy management systems and switch to LED lighting in its Lowe’s, RONA, and Réno-Dépôt corporate stores, as well as at its Boucherville head office. To help bring this project to life, Lowe’s Canada received the support of energy efficiency incentive programs, including Transformation énergétique Québec.
Learn more about Lowe’s Canada’s sustainability strategy here.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 19 million customer transactions a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2021 sales of over $96 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service nearly 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary RONA inc., operates or services some 450 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners, which include Lowe’s, RONA, Reno-Depot, and Dick’s Lumber. In Canada, they have more than 26,000 associates, in addition to approximately 5,000 employees in the stores of independent affiliate dealers operating under the RONA banner.