TJX is committed to pursuing initiatives that are environmentally responsible and smart for our business. Our global environmental sustainability program includes a wide range of initiatives that work toward reducing the environmental impacts of our operations as well as certain products and packaging. We focus our program’s strategy and goals in three areas: climate and energy, waste management, and responsible sourcing.
As part of our global efforts, we are aiming to:
As part of our ongoing environmental sustainability strategy, TJX announced plans to expand and accelerate our environmental goals in April 2022, announcing the four goals shown above. In Fiscal 2023, TJX worked to scale existing programs and processes to help us achieve, and track our progress toward, our global environmental sustainability goals. This included adding staff to our sustainability teams in the U.S., Canada, and Europe; increasing sustainability expertise and net new hires in relevant operational departments; and deepening collaboration and coordination with internal partners.
To learn more about our environmental sustainability data and reporting, including our response to the latest CDP Climate Change Questionnaire, Reporting | TJX.com.
We are committed to making progress within our key focus areas by collaborating across the organization to drive our global and regional environmental sustainability initiatives and targets forward.
Our approach to managing the climate-related impacts of our own operations uses industry guidance, research, and models that support an emissions growth path aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Our climate goals are science-based and include targets to reach a 55% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our own operations by Fiscal 2030 against a Fiscal 2017 baseline and to achieve net zero GHG emissions in our direct operations by 2040. We also intend to source 100% renewable energy1 for use in our operations by 2030.Learn More
Teams throughout our business are working toward our goal to divert 85% of our global operational waste from landfill by 2027.2 We are doing this in several ways, including by eliminating waste where feasible and by maximizing the reuse and recycling of materials used in our stores, distribution centers, and corporate offices.Learn More
As we source merchandise, product packaging, and supplies for our own operations, we may find more opportunities to procure products and materials with sustainable attributes. As some of our first steps along this journey, we’ve set a global target regarding the packaging for products developed in-house by our product design team. We are also working to increase our capability to source products with sustainable attributes and are exploring ways to address certain chemicals of concern.Learn More
2Where TJX manages the waste operations for the stores.
3Please note that references to items accomplished or completed in this section denote TJX's Fiscal 2023, which ended January 28, 2023.
Updated September 2023