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Product Sustainability


Enjoy a Better, More Sustainable Home

We want our customers to feel good about the high-quality products they choose at Lowe’s. Our products are carefully selected, beginning with our sourcing decisions. We care about how our thousands of products are created and about the people who make them. Through collaboration and established management systems, we monitor our suppliers’ practices to ensure we are securing high quality products from vendors who protect worker rights and the environment.


We are also bringing more innovative, efficient and eco-certified products into our portfolio–products that provide health and environmental benefits–to meet the needs of an increasing set of customers who prefer these types of products.


Sustainable for Our Future

Operating our business sustainably means acting in ways that will preserve the precious natural resources around us, reduce our impact on the environment, and leave the world a better place for future generations. At Lowe’s, we believe in the often quoted view that, “We have not inherited the earth from our parents, we have borrowed it from our children.”

Our Goals

How we aim to help customers and associates reduce their impact on the environment.

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100% FSC certification for all wood products sourced from identified regions at risk by 2020

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Save our customers more than $40B in energy costs through the sales of ENERGY STAR products by 2025

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100% of our strategic suppliers will have sustainability goals by 2025

Our Achievements

We have many practices currently in place to help us reach our product sustainability goals, and we’re striving to improve them every day.

Eco Products

The decisions we make when improving our home can have an impact on the world around us. Residential housing in the United States accounts for 20% of total energy consumption, over 25% of greenhouse gas emissions, and the average household uses more than 300 gallons of water per day. At Lowe’s, we strive to educate and enable our consumers to make decisions that will reduce their environmental impact and save money while they are doing it.


Responsible Sourcing

Lowe’s recognizes the importance of sourcing our products sustainably and strives to promote responsible business practices throughout our value chain. From our Vendor Code of Conduct to our Wood Sourcing and Conflict Minerals policies, we are dedicated to sourcing products that our consumers can be proud to use in their homes.


Product Safety

Delivering the right home improvement products, with the best service and value starts with working to make the products we sell safer and healthier. We partner closely with our vendors, non-governmental organizations, and industry experts to continuously improve the quality and safety of our products. From reducing harmful chemicals in our products, to innovative designs that reduce safety concerns, Lowe’s works hard to ensure that you can feel good about the products you buy from us.


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