The Home Depot Canada recognized as ENERGY STAR® Canada National Retailer of the Year

The Home Depot Canada recognized as ENERGY STAR® Canada National Retailer of the Year

TORONTO, May 19, 2021 – The Home Depot Canada, the country’s largest home improvement retailer, has been named the ENERGY STAR Canada National Retailer of the Year for the eighth consecutive year. The company works closely with vendors and partners to offer over 9000 products backed by the trusted ENERGY STAR certification, to make energy-efficient products more affordable and accessible to its customers.

“We’ve been proud to partner with ENERGY STAR for more than 20 years, because part of our core values is a commitment to Doing The Right Thing and being a responsible retailer,” said Pamela O’Rourke, vice president, merchandising, The Home Depot Canada. “Our customers are equally engaged in making their homes more sustainable, and this partnership helps them easily identify the innovative products we offer that will help save energy and money across their home.”

 

“When you see the ENERGY STAR label, you know it means energy savings. It saves money on energy bills, helps consumers and businesses make informed decisions, and lowers energy use. This year’s winners are building a more sustainable, energy-efficient and prosperous future,” said the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources. “Congratulations to The Home Depot Canada as the recipient of the 2021 ENERGY STAR Canada award for National Retailer of the Year.”

 

Key 2020 accomplishments for The Home Depot Canada include:

 

·       Continued the Enbridge Smart Thermostat Program for Enbridge Gas customers that provided instant rebates on ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats.

·       Worked with vendors and utility partners across Canada to increase uptake on ENERGY STAR certified products through instant rebate programs as well as online rebate programs.

·       Increased the number of ENERGY STAR certified products for sale in Canada over 2019.

·       Supported the 12 Days of ENERGY STAR campaign and donated three upright freezers as prize giveaways.

·       Offered a wide assortment of ENERGY STAR certified products including categories that supported consumer trends during the pandemic. In 2020, ENERGY STAR certified freezer sales increased significantly over 2019.

·       Built a new partnership with Panasonic and Revent in order to offer customers a better selection of ENERGY STAR certified bathroom fans.

This is The Home Depot Canada’s thirteenth ENERGY STAR Canada award: National Retailer of the Year (2004, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021); Sustained Excellence (2012); and Advocate of the Year (2005).

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer. The Company operates a total of 2,297 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2020, The Home Depot had sales of $132.1 billion and earnings of $12.9 billion. The company employs approximately 500,000 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.