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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests play a key role in the water cycle, soil conservation, carbon sequestration and habitat protection (including pollinators). Their sustainable management is crucial for sustainable agriculture and food security"; "As the world's largest home improvement retailer and an industry leader on sustainability issues, we have the ability to effect change by doing the right thing. To help protect endangered forests and to ensure that there will be timber for future generations, The Home Depot first issued its Wood Purchasing Policy in 1999. From 1999 through 2017 we have been very successful in leading our suppliers to understanding and practicing sustainable forestry throughout the world."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational, financial 
       "As the world's largest home improvement retailer and an industry leader on sustainability issues, we have the ability to effect change by doing the right thing. To help protect endangered forests and to ensure that there will be timber for future generations, The Home Depot first issued its Wood Purchasing Policy in 1999. From 1999 through 2017 we have been very successful in leading our suppliers to understanding and practicing sustainable forestry throughout the world." [...] . "Since giving preferential treatment to certified wood, we have nearly doubled our sales of FSC certified products every year as we continue to sell the most FSC certified products in America."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Timber

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified
      "The NCG Committee has primary responsibility for oversight of ESG matters generally. This oversight includes reviewing and making recommendations to the Board regarding our environmental, social and governance practices as well as corporate political activity and payments to trade associations. The NCG Committee receives regular reports on ESG engagements with shareholders and related investor feedback, as well as information on recent developments with respect to ESG matters."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2035

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "Under our science based target goal linked to our annual CDP reporting, we have committed to reducing our Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon dioxide emissions 2.1% per year and to achieve a 40% reduction by 2030 and a 50% reduction by 2035." 
  • Commodity score
    19/88
    • Leather
      10/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "The Home Depot is committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights. We review and areinformed by the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, theInternational Bill of Human Rights, International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on FundamentalPrinciples and Rights at Work, and the UN Global Compact. [...] All suppliers must be able to demonstrate compliance with these requirements at the requestof The Home Depot. These guidelines provide an introduction to the minimum requirementsthat all suppliers must meet in order to conduct business with The Home Depot [...]Child Labor - Suppliers must not employ workers younger than the greater of 15 years ofage [...] Forced Labor - Suppliers will not use of any form of involuntary labor including forced,prison, indentured, bonded, slave or human-trafficked labor [...] Non-Discrimination - While The Home Depot recognizes and respects culturaldifferences, suppliers will ensure employment – including hiring, salary, benefits,advancement, discipline, termination and retirement – should be based solely on theperson’s ability to perform the job requirements and not the person’s beliefs or any otherpersonal characteristics. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining - Suppliers must recognize andrespect the rights of workers to exercise lawful rights of free association, including joiningor not joining any association. Suppliers must also respect the legal right of workers tobargain collectively."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Laws and Regulations - Suppliers must operate in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate... The Home Depot will undertake affirmative measures, such as announced and unannounced on-site audits of production factories, to monitor compliance with these Social and Environmental Responsibility Standards. Suppliers must maintain on site all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Social and Environmental Responsibility Standards, and Suppliers must allow representatives from The Home Depot full access to production facilities, worker records, production records and workers for confidential interviews in connection with monitoring visits."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We empower associates to speak up when our ethical standards are not being met. We encourage them to voice concerns, express doubts, discuss problems and ask questions. In addition to sharing concerns with any member of their management team or a human resources partner, associates can report ethical or legal concerns to our Associate AwareLine, a 24/7 hotline. Reports can be made via thdawareline.com or through a live operator available in local languages. Associates may remain anonymous when reporting concerns. Reports are handled using a case management system. We have a longstanding policy that prohibits retaliation for making a report. Associate AwareLine 1-800-286-4909 Supplier AlertLine U.S. and Canada: 1-800-435-3152 Mexico: 001-888-765-8153 Asia: 86-400-880-1045 India: (Access Code) 000-117 (Dial) 800-435-3152."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Our responsible sourcing audits are designed to assess compliance in these areas: • Laws and regulations • Child labor • Forced labor • Harassment and abuse • Compensation • Hours of work • Non-discrimination • Freedom of association and collective bargaining • Health and safety • Environment • Subcontracting • Communication • Business ethics • Monitoring and compliance
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      14/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "The amount of cardboard we recycle from our operations continues to rise. Amounts below are in tons. [...] 46% increase since 2012 [...] Cardboard recycled (tons) 248,400"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "The amount of cardboard we recycle from our operations continues to rise. Amounts below are in tons. [...] 46% increase since 2012 [...] Cardboard recycled (tons) 248,400"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            "The amount of cardboard we recycle from our operations continues to rise. Amounts below are in tons. [...] 46% increase since 2012 [...] Cardboard recycled (tons) 248,400"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          ""The Home Depot is committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights. We review and areinformed by the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, theInternational Bill of Human Rights, International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on FundamentalPrinciples and Rights at Work, and the UN Global Compact. [...] All suppliers must be able to demonstrate compliance with these requirements at the requestof The Home Depot. These guidelines provide an introduction to the minimum requirementsthat all suppliers must meet in order to conduct business with The Home Depot [...]Child Labor - Suppliers must not employ workers younger than the greater of 15 years ofage [...] Forced Labor - Suppliers will not use of any form of involuntary labor including forced,prison, indentured, bonded, slave or human-trafficked labor [...] Non-Discrimination - While The Home Depot recognizes and respects culturaldifferences, suppliers will ensure employment – including hiring, salary, benefits,advancement, discipline, termination and retirement – should be based solely on theperson’s ability to perform the job requirements and not the person’s beliefs or any otherpersonal characteristics. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining - Suppliers must recognize andrespect the rights of workers to exercise lawful rights of free association, including joiningor not joining any association. Suppliers must also respect the legal right of workers tobargain collectively."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: no
            "The amount of cardboard we recycle from our operations continues to rise. Amounts below are in tons. [...] 46% increase since 2012 [...] 2018 Cardboard recycled (tons) 248,400"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers must operate in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate [...] The Home Depot will undertake affirmative measures, such as announced and unannounced on-site audits ofproduction factories, to monitor compliance with these Social and Environmental Responsibility Standards. Suppliersmust maintain on site all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Social and EnvironmentalResponsibility Standards, and Suppliers must allow representatives from The Home Depot full access to productionfacilities, worker records, production records and workers for confidential interviews in connection with monitoringvisits."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We empower associates to speak up when our ethical standards are not being met. We encourage them to voice concerns, express doubts, discuss problems and ask questions. In addition to sharing concerns with any member of their management team or a human resources partner, associates can report ethical or legal concerns to our Associate AwareLine, a 24/7 hotline. Reports can be made via thdawareline.com or through a live operator available in local languages. Associates may remain anonymous when reporting concerns. Reports are handled using a case management system. We have a longstanding policy that prohibits retaliation for making a report. Associate AwareLine 1-800-286-4909 Supplier AlertLine U.S. and Canada: 1-800-435-3152 Mexico: 001-888-765-8153 Asia: 86-400-880-1045 India: (Access Code) 000-117 (Dial) 800-435-3152."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Our responsible sourcing audits are designed to assess compliance in these areas: • Laws and regulations • Child labor • Forced labor • Harassment and abuse • Compensation • Hours of work • Non-discrimination • Freedom of association and collective bargaining • Health and safety • Environment • Subcontracting • Communication • Business ethics • Monitoring and compliance"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber
      32/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2.7/8
            "To help protect endangered forests and support efforts to preserve timber for future generations, we established a Wood Purchasing Policy in 1999 and continue to update it. [...] Eliminate the purchase of wood and wood products from forest regions identified as endangered. [...] avoid wood products coming form a forestland with a high conservation value" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "To help protect endangered forests and support efforts to preserve timber for future generations, we established a Wood Purchasing Policy in 1999 and continue to update it. [...] Eliminate the purchase of wood and wood products from forest regions identified as endangered. [...] avoid wood products coming form a forestland with a high conservation value" 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "To help protect endangered forests and support efforts to preserve timber for future generations, we established a Wood Purchasing Policy in 1999 and continue to update it. [...] Eliminate the purchase of wood and wood products from forest regions identified as endangered. [...] avoid wood products coming form a forestland with a high conservation value" 
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2018
            "The Home Depot will give preference to the purchase of wood and wood products originating from certified well-managed forests wherever feasible. The Home Depot will eliminate the purchase of wood and wood products from endangered regions around the world [...] The Home Depot does not accept wood from the Amazon or Congo Basin areas, Papua New Guinea or the Solomon Islands unless Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified (enforcement date September 2018)."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "To fulfill the pledge, it was necessary to trace the origin of each and every wood product on our shelves. Afteryears of research, we now know item by item - from lumber to broom handles, doors to molding and paneling toplywood - where our wood products are harvested [...] We sell less than 1% of all the wood cut worldwide with 94% coming from North America."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "To fulfill the pledge, it was necessary to trace the origin of each and every wood product on our shelves. Afteryears of research, we now know item by item - from lumber to broom handles, doors to molding and paneling toplywood - where our wood products are harvested [...] We sell less than 1% of all the wood cut worldwide with 94% coming from North America."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "To fulfill the pledge, it was necessary to trace the origin of each and every wood product on our shelves. Afteryears of research, we now know item by item - from lumber to broom handles, doors to molding and paneling toplywood - where our wood products are harvested [...] We sell less than 1% of all the wood cut worldwide with 94% coming from North America."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "To fulfill the pledge, it was necessary to trace the origin of each and every wood product on our shelves. Afteryears of research, we now know item by item - from lumber to broom handles, doors to molding and paneling toplywood - where our wood products are harvested [...] We sell less than 1% of all the wood cut worldwide with 94% coming from North America."
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "The Home Depot is committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights. We review and areinformed by the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, theInternational Bill of Human Rights, International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on FundamentalPrinciples and Rights at Work, and the UN Global Compact. [...] All suppliers must be able to demonstrate compliance with these requirements at the requestof The Home Depot. These guidelines provide an introduction to the minimum requirementsthat all suppliers must meet in order to conduct business with The Home Depot [...]Child Labor - Suppliers must not employ workers younger than the greater of 15 years ofage [...] Forced Labor - Suppliers will not use of any form of involuntary labor including forced,prison, indentured, bonded, slave or human-trafficked labor [...] Non-Discrimination - While The Home Depot recognizes and respects culturaldifferences, suppliers will ensure employment – including hiring, salary, benefits,advancement, discipline, termination and retirement – should be based solely on theperson’s ability to perform the job requirements and not the person’s beliefs or any otherpersonal characteristics. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining - Suppliers must recognize andrespect the rights of workers to exercise lawful rights of free association, including joiningor not joining any association. Suppliers must also respect the legal right of workers tobargain collectively."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Implementing the policy meant making minor changes to our wood supply chain and rewarding companies that practice responsible forestry. Since initiating our policy in 1999 and continuing through 2020 we have maintained approximately the same ratio in wood purchasing volume by country. In 2007 and 2008 we shifted additional wood purchases out of Malaysia, Russia and Papua New Guinea to areas of more sustainability and certified forests. In addition, we have: • Replaced carpenter pencils with FSC certified pencils • Worked with our vendors to shift more than 80% of our lauan wood used in the production of doors to wood from more sustainable sources • Replaced mahogany levels with domestically engineered wood • Reduced our purchases of Indonesian lauan by more than 70%. The minimal amount of lauan purchases that remain in Indonesia are strategically placed with vendors that are aggressively pursuing certification, and have been engaged in third-party audits • Moved more than 90% of our cedar purchases to second- and third-growth forests in the United States. The remaining cedar purchases are sourced from coastal British Columbia and have been through the local community stakeholder review. In addition, our vendors are participating in the Joint Solutions Process negotiations • Significantly increased our FSC certified redwood. Our two primary suppliers of redwood both give a strong purchasing preference for FSC certified wood and we will continue to exercise a preference for certified redwood • Committed to not purchase uncertified wood products sourced from the 10 most vulnerable forest ecoregions as identified by the World Wildlife Fund in February 2001."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "To fulfill the pledge, it was necessary to trace the origin of almost all of the wood products on our shelves. After years of research, we have a good insight into lumber to broom handles, doors to molding and paneling to plywood- where our wood products are harvested. [...] We sell less than 1% of all the wood cut worldwide. Approximately 94% of our wood comes from North America"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC
             "The Home Depot will give preference to the purchase of wood and wood products originating from certified well-managed forests wherever feasible. The Home Depot will eliminate the purchase of wood and wood products from endangered regions around the world [...] The Home Depot does not accept wood from the Amazon or Congo Basin areas, Papua New Guinea or the Solomon Islands unless Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified (enforcement date September 2018)."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          "The Home Depot does not accept wood from the Amazon or Congo Basin areas, Papua New Guinea or the Solomon Islands unless Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified (enforcement date September 2018)."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?:  Yale Forest Forum, Southern Forest Carbon Project, FSC controlled wood working group
          "We have participated in many committees and studies in efforts to clarify the issues that affect our forests. Some of these include Yale Forest Forum, Southern Forest Carbon Project, FSC controlled wood working group and many others. We also invite many ENGOs to our corporate headquarters to meet with our senior leadership team members. Examples of some of the ENGOs that have met with our senior leadership are: Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council, Rainforest Action Network, Forest Ethics, Dogwood Alliance, Rainforest Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, WWF and others."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Laws and Regulations - Suppliers must operate in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate... The Home Depot will undertake affirmative measures, such as announced and unannounced on-site audits of production factories, to monitor compliance with these Social and Environmental Responsibility Standards. Suppliers must maintain on site all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Social and Environmental Responsibility Standards, and Suppliers must allow representatives from The Home Depot full access to production facilities, worker records, production records and workers for confidential interviews in connection with monitoring visits."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We empower associates to speak up when our ethical standards are not being met. We encourage them to voice concerns, express doubts, discuss problems and ask questions. In addition to sharing concerns with any member of their management team or a human resources partner, associates can report ethical or legal concerns to our Associate AwareLine, a 24/7 hotline. Reports can be made via thdawareline.com or through a live operator available in local languages. Associates may remain anonymous when reporting concerns. Reports are handled using a case management system. We have a longstanding policy that prohibits retaliation for making a report. Associate AwareLine 1-800-286-4909 Supplier AlertLine U.S. and Canada: 1-800-435-3152 Mexico: 001-888-765-8153 Asia: 86-400-880-1045 India: (Access Code) 000-117 (Dial) 800-435-3152."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Our responsible sourcing audits are designed to assess compliance in these areas: • Laws and regulations • Child labor • Forced labor • Harassment and abuse • Compensation • Hours of work • Non-discrimination • Freedom of association and collective bargaining • Health and safety • Environment • Subcontracting • Communication • Business ethics • Monitoring and compliance
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    5/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

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Home Depot is an American home improvement retailer. The company sells building materials, flooring, hardware, storage solutions, furniture, paint, and electrical appliances among other products. Home Depot have over 2000 stores spread over the US, Mexico, and Canada. With more than 1 million products, Home Depot claims to be the biggest home improvement retailer in the world. The company’s retail operations require large amounts of timber. Home Depot is selected as a powerbroker for leather, timber and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Furniture & flooring, Home improvement
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Home depot

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