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Environmental Sustainability

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 we operate a large, complex international business and have grown around the world, we have been able to bring our off-price value concept to millions of new consumers. That said, our historical growth has also often resulted in annual increases in our environmental footprint,1 including our energy usage and waste generation. That’s why we work to continually make progress with our environmental sustainability efforts. For instance, we aim to increase the energy efficiency of our operations by maximizing technologies that lower store and distribution center energy use from lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. We also proactively address the way we handle the waste generated by our business operations and are working to responsibly manage the varying materials within our waste stream with a goal of sending less and less waste to landfills. These are just a few of the initiatives that we have underway.


Tracking Our Progress


We believe that it is important to measure our progress and one of the key ways we do that is by tracking our results against quantitative emissions reduction goals. Our initial, global, corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) target was to reduce our GHG emissions per dollar of revenue by 30% by 2020 against a 2010 baseline.

We are pleased to report that we surpassed our goal, ultimately achieving a 47% reduction in GHG emissions.

Looking ahead, we have set our next-generation, global corporate emissions-reduction target – a 55% reduction in GHG emissions from our direct operations by 2030 against a baseline year of 2017. This new long-term 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 have helped reduce our climate-related impacts over the years and actively demonstrate our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.


Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Key Initiatives

Our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint are focused around these key initiatives:



2019 Key Highlights2


47%

reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue against a 2010 baseline

131,000

metric tons reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions

375 million

kilowatt hours of low-carbon energy purchased

257,000

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

47%

reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue against a 2010 baseline

131,000

metric tons reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions

375 million

kilowatt hours of low-carbon energy purchased

257,000

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

47%

reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue against a 2010 baseline

131,000

metric tons reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions

375 million

kilowatt hours of low-carbon energy purchased

257,000

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

1The calculated impact of our business operations (Scope 1, indirect, and Scope 2, direct, as well as Scope 3, business travel and waste) on the environment.
2Please note that references to items accomplished or completed in this section during 2019 denote TJX's Fiscal Year 2020, which ended February 1, 2020.

Updated September 2020