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ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 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 report also unveils newly strengthened chemical oversight practices in five product categories, including paint, carpet, vinyl and laminate flooring, and insulation.
The chemical strategy includes commitments to increase the assortment of products that have transparency of product ingredients and third party certification of chemical ingredients. Additionally, the company is committed to working with suppliers to improve chemicals. Especially in categories with the greatest potential impact to indoor air quality. Furthermore, it will conduct annual reviews of product categories to track progress and drive innovation.
So The Home Depot is also expanding its Eco Options program. To one that identifies products that have less of an impact on the environment than standard products. So it was established in 2007. All to include the third party certification programs Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and GREENGUARD® Gold.
The Home Depot applies Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines, which are included in the 2017 Responsibility Report, as a cross-reference tool for its sustainability reporting to make meaningful data available to stakeholders.
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