Home Depot: CSR & Sustainability News

Home Depot is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. The Home Depot operates 2,248 big-box format stores across the United States (including all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada (all ten provinces), Mexico and China, with a 12-store chain. The Home Depot is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County, Georgia, in Greater Atlanta.

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Appliance Manufacturers Show How to Let Disruption Drive Development

Appliance manufacturers managed to change with the times, providing a lesson for the rest of us in the importance of adaptation.
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Home Depot Tracks Top Adopters of Energy Efficient Bulbs

With the last leg of the gradual incandescent light bulb phase-out already in effect, Home Depot released a data-driven map that uses sales…
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Anti-Gay Group Ends Boycott Against Home Depot, Claiming Victory Where None Exists

It’s not easy to save face when you’ve come out swinging, very publicly, with everything you’ve got, only to find that you’ve lost…
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2012: Four Trends in Sustainable Consumption

Was 2012 a good year in terms of sustainable consumption, where people purchased more green products while adopting alternative and more sustainable practices,…
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A Real War on Waste Has Yet to Be Declared

As Matthew May recently explained on the Harvard Business Review, being lean does not have to be mean; a war on waste has…
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One Start-Up’s Quest to Eliminate Food Waste and Profit

An innovative startu-up, EcoScarps, developed a model that collects food scraps for free and re-sells them to make a profit, keeping food waste…

California Charges Forward on EVs

As you may have seen, California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $120 million settlement last week, with utility company NRG that will be…
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Sustainability in Retail: Not an Oxymoron

Not only has the retail industry recognized that sustainability is here to stay, many leaders within the industry have moved from looking at…

Major Retailers Show that Disaster Management is an Integral Part of CSR

Disaster management is rapidly becoming a very important area of CSR. Although some natural disasters strike very suddenly and the only response that…
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The Inherent Uncertainty in Certified Products

This article has been updated since it was first published. The following is part of the Crowds of Ratings series by our friends…
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The Home Depot Foundation Selects Two Cities for Sustainability Program

In 2002, The Home Depot created The Home Depot Foundation which supports non-profit organizations that are “dedicated to creating and preserving healthy and…

When Green Buildings Go Brown

By Kelly Caffarelli, President The Home Depot Foundation The scene is finally becoming pretty familiar:  the owner of a building is surrounded by the…

Are Big Box Stores Advancing or Detracting Sustainability Efforts? Yes.

Since TriplePundit.com launched in 2005, Walmart and other big box stores have gone through quite a metamorphosis in the eyes of many pundits…

People, Planet, Growth and Prosperity

I have fallen in love, again! Yesterday I wrote about Amanda West, an entrepreneur that has created the first healthy fast food restaurant.…
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Despite Recession, Home Depot Keeps on Giving

Last week’s announcement from the Home Depot Foundation suggests that even with sales slumps and layoffs, the nation’s largest retailer of home improvement…