As we construct new buildings, we incorporate environmentally sustainable features when feasible. For example, our newly constructed distribution centers and processing centers are built to enable the addition of
onsite solar arrays and we consistently evaluate the potential to add these alternative forms of energy to our energy portfolio. Furthermore, when we move into existing properties, as part of the renovation
process, our design teams typically consider ways to improve energy efficiency and water conservation and to develop recycling infrastructure where feasible. See a global list of environmentally sustainable building projects.
Throughout much of TJX Canada’s regional headquarters, environmentally sustainable features are incorporated, including Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified, reclaimed wood, low or no
volatile organic compound paints and flooring, and other sustainable materials in the interior finishes, workstations, outdoor areas, and cafeteria. We have special hybrid and electric vehicle charging stations
and a vegetable and herb garden that is managed by Associates, which was put on hold when the office was closed due to the pandemic. We purchased renewable energy credits to offset the electricity carbon footprint
for this building.
For our new European headquarters, of which the first phase opened in fiscal 2020, we achieved an “Excellent” BREEAM certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment
Method, an environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings) for the design based on the building’s environmental sustainability credentials. We chose building materials with low embodied
carbon emissions and are working with lumber companies that meet environmental standards to help promote responsible forestry. Additionally, we have updated fixtures in our bathrooms to help use less water.
We are also installing beehives on the roof of our offices in fiscal 2022, as well as native landscaping to support improving biodiversity in the local area.