Retailer celebrates three of EPAs top honors: WaterSense, ENERGY STAR and SmartWay Excellence Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, as a 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year for its leadership and ongoing efforts to support increased water conservation.
The Home Depot is being honored as a 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year winner for its commitment to water efficiency and efforts to educate Americans about WaterSense products throughout its stores/online.
Through the sale of nearly 13 million WaterSense® labeled products, The Home Depot helped American consumers save more than 42.5 billion gallons of water and over $358 million in water utility costs. This is enough water to supply 291,000 US homes for a full year.
"Teaching consumers about water conservation has always been a focus of ours, and now is more critical than ever," says Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental for The Home Depot. "Our partnership with WaterSense helps us provide customers with more efficient products that reduce their water use, and can help save money on their monthly bills."
This is The Home Depot's third EPA partner award in 2014, marking the second consecutive year the retailer has won three key EPA honors – WaterSense Partner of the Year, ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and SmartWay Excellence Award.
In 2013, WaterSense partners helped Americans save 271 billion gallons of water – enough water to supply all U.S. homes for 26 days – by producing and promoting WaterSense labeled products, new homes and programs.
To learn more about The Home Depot water conservation products, please visit http://www.ecooptions.homedepot.com/water-conservation.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,266 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2013, The Home Depot had sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 billion. The company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save 757 billion gallons of water and $14.2 billion in water and energy bills.