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Environmental Sustainability

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE.
SMART FOR BUSINESS.

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE.
SMART FOR BUSINESS.

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE.
SMART FOR BUSINESS.

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE.
SMART FOR BUSINESS.

TJX has long been committed to pursuing initiatives that are environmentally responsible and smart for our business. As a large, complex international business, we work to continually make progress on our environmental sustainability efforts and help mitigate our impact on the environment.1 We focus our efforts in four areas: climate and energy, responsible waste management, chemicals management, and sustainable products.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Our efforts to reduce our global environmental impact are focused around the following areas, with both global and regional initiatives supporting our strategy:

Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action & Goal 7 Affordable & Clean Energy

CLIMATE AND ENERGY

Our global approach to reducing our climate impact includes a balanced portfolio of emissions-reduction activities focused on reducing our energy consumption and expense, investing in energy efficiency projects, and sourcing low-carbon and renewable energy sources for our direct operations. We have also purchased a limited amount of carbon offsets for our Canadian division that support forest conservation projects. Additionally, we are exploring the climate impact and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from our supply chain and products.


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WASTE MANAGEMENT

As we strive to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, teams throughout our business work to implement cost-effective strategies and processes to responsibly manage the many different types of waste materials resulting from our business operations.


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CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

We are committed to taking steps to expand our understanding of what is feasible for our business model over the short, medium, and longer term, to manage “chemicals of concern” in our operations as well as the products we sell.


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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

We have developed a global framework of preferred materials and eligible third-party certifications to support the sourcing of product categories that include certified sustainable attributes.


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To support our four key areas, we have multiple reporting efforts:

REPORTING

We align our disclosure to certain frameworks and participate in global reporting standards including the CDP Climate Change Information Request, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) where applicable. View our high-level key performance indicators.


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FISCAL 2021 KEY HIGHLIGHTS1


154,000

metric tons reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions

404 million

kilowatt hours of low-carbon energy purchased

240,000

metric tons of waste diverted from landfill

1.5 °C

science-based GHG emissions reduction target aligned with United Nation's global warming reduction goals

A-

score received in the CDP Climate Change Information Request

154,000

metric tons reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions

404 million

kilowatt hours of low-carbon energy purchased

240,000

metric tons of waste diverted from landfill

1.5 °C

science-based GHG emissions reduction target aligned with United Nation's global warming reduction goals

A-

score received in the CDP Climate Change Information Request

154,000

metric tons reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions

404 million

kilowatt hours of low-carbon energy purchased

240,000

metric tons of waste diverted from landfill

1.5 °C

science-based GHG emissions reduction target aligned with United Nation's global warming reduction goals

A-

score received in the CDP Climate Change Information Request

Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action & Goal 7 Affordable & Clean Energy

GLOBAL CORPORATE TARGET

In fiscal 2021, we set a long-term global goal to reduce GHG emissions from our direct operations by 55% by fiscal 2030 against a baseline year of fiscal 2017. This goal is a science-based target in alignment with the United Nations’ Paris Agreement guidelines and supports an emissions growth path aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. As we pursue our goal, we plan to continue to focus on meaningful initiatives that aim to help mitigate our climate-related impact and actively demonstrate our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

PARTNERSHIPS & RECOGNITION

TJX is affiliated with the following organizations focused on environmental protection and sustainability:

We are proud to be recognized and/or certified by the following organizations:

1Please note that references to items accomplished or completed in this section denote TJX's Fiscal Year 2021, which ended January 30, 2021. Additionally, the magnitude of some of the reductions was partially driven by temporary store closures across all regions due to COVID-19. In particular, our energy use, business travel, and waste generated in operations were lower in FY21 than FY20.

Updated September 2021