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Environmentally Responsible. Smart for Business. A closer look at our global goals and progress from 2021-2022

Environmentally Responsible. Smart for Business. A closer look at our global goals and progress from 2021-2022Environmentally Responsible. Smart for Business. A closer look at our global goals and progress from 2021-2022Environmentally Responsible. Smart for Business. A closer look at our global goals and progress from 2021-2022

TJX is 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. To help mitigate our impact on the environment, we focus our efforts in three areas: climate and energy, waste management, and responsible sourcing.

Global Goals1

As part of our global efforts, we are aiming to:

AREAS OF FOCUS

Our vision for the future focuses on the below areas, with both global and regional initiatives supporting our environmental sustainability strategy.

Climate and energy

Climate and energy

Our goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our direct operations (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2040 is one way we are working to help mitigate our climate impact. Along the way, we are continuing to make progress against our interim, science-based target, which is a 55% absolute reduction in GHG emissions from our direct operations by fiscal 2030 (against a fiscal 2017 baseline). We also intend to source 100% renewable energy2 for use in our operations by 2030.


WASTE MANAGEMENT

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Teams throughout our business are working towards our goal to divert 85% of our global operational waste from landfill by 2027 by eliminating waste, where possible, and maximizing the reuse and recycling of materials used in our stores, distribution centers, and corporate offices.


RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

As we source merchandise, product packaging, and supplies for our own operations, we may find more opportunities to procure materials with sustainable attributes. As some of our first steps along this journey, we aim to shift 100% of the packaging for products developed in-house by our product design team to be reusable, recyclable, or contain sustainable materials by 2030. Chemicals management is another element of our responsible sourcing initiative and we have published our Chemicals Management Program, which includes our approach to managing chemicals of concern in our operations as well as certain products that we sell.

FY21 HIGHLIGHTS3
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

A-

score received on the CDP 2021 Climate Change Questionnaire

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

A-

score received on the CDP 2021 Climate Change Questionnaire

1TJX’s new, global goals were published April 2022.
2Purchased electricity only.
3Please 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 April 2022