How The Home Depot Became a Leader in Sustainable Forestry

by Kate Birch
Sustainability Magazine
February 29, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, United States

Behind most products you see at The Home Depot, there are forests. …“While our business has changed since 1979, our values remain the same,” CEO Ted Decker said in the company’s recently-released forestry report. Already leading the industry charge in FSC-certified wood product sales in the US, most wood sourced by The Home Depot hails from regions with sustainable forests. …The Home Depot announced a set of strengthened standards and commitments designed to protect more tropical ecosystems, including those most at risk. This means that by the end of FY26, all wood products sourced to the US and Canada from an additional set of high-risk regions will need to bear third-party certification or be plantation-grown. …Offering FSC-certified products across various categories, from board lumber to doors to patio furniture, the company strives to choose suppliers that have secured one or more recognised certifications – including FSC, SFI and PEFC.

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