At TJX, delivering real value every day lives at the heart of our business – whether that means providing value when customers shop our stores, or bringing value to the world by doing what’s right for the business and the environment.
Take, for example, our efforts around reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving our operational efficiency through our focus on energy-efficient lighting. With electricity making up approximately 90% of our total GHG emissions, we see value in improving lighting efficiency, and we have ongoing initiatives to upgrade and retrofit our stores, home offices and distribution centers with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures, which use significantly less electricity than traditional light bulbs.
This global effort is taken seriously across our regions, and in the U.S., we are proud to say that, as of the end of 2017, almost every one of our 3,000 stores had some type of LED fixture installed in the store, and all of our new stores and distribution centers are predominantly lit by LED lighting. In the U.K., we began working with LED lighting in August 2016, and, over the course of 18 months, have converted over 120 stores to our new lighting. We have set an ambitious goal for 2018 to retrofit 60 stores in just seven weeks! Additionally, with the successful testing of LED lighting in the U.K., we have been using LEDs in all new stores opening across Europe as well.