The Home Depot Strengthens Forestry Protection in 2017 Responsibility Report

By The Home Depot
Canada Newswire
October 25, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, United States

ATLANTA — The Home Depot® is increasing its protection of High Conservation Value Forests and tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) by not accepting any wood products from The Amazon (South America) and Congo (Africa) Basins, unless Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Although less than one percent of the company’s existing wood products come from the Amazon and Congo Basins, The Home Depot announced today that it will require that any wood products coming from these areas be FSC certified.  The company has given preference to FSC certified wood products since 1999. The company announced the updated policy in its 2017 Responsibility Report. …The report also unveils newly strengthened chemical oversight practices in five product categories, including paint, carpet, vinyl and laminate flooring, and insulation.

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