Lowe’s Canada sets emissions target

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s Canada  has set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40 percent below its 2016 levels by 2030. This 41,000-tonne reduction is comparable to removing more 12,500 vehicles from circulation. The company is investing more than $24 million in efficiency initiatives at its distribution centres and corporate stores across the country.

“As a responsible retailer, we have taken various concrete actions in recent years to reduce the environmental footprint of our Canadian operations,” said Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, senior VP, public affairs, asset protection and sustainable development. “Our GHG target is ambitious, but we are determined to do what it takes to achieve it.”

In the coming weeks, Lowe’s Canada will finish installing building management systems in several of its stores across the country, a project that began in 2018. By the end of 2020, 230 Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot corporate stores will be equipped with an indoor and outdoor lighting automation system to optimize energy consumption.