Lowe’s continues to be honored nationally for our work protecting and conserving natural resources, recycling, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy and water efficiency.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Lowe’s with the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year in 2013. The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes our leadership in promoting energy efficiency year after year and honors our achievements in customer outreach, employee training and product selection.
Lowe’s environmental performance and continued contributions to the freight transportation industry were recognized by the EPA’s SmartWay® Transport Partnership. Lowe’s received a 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award for implementing initiatives that resulted in reduced emissions, greater fuel efficiency and leading practices in supply chain operations. Lowe’s has collaborated with carriers to adopt innovative technologies and strategies while increasing the use of more fuel-efficient modes of transport. Lowe’s is the only retail shipper partner ever to receive six SmartWay awards.
The EPA also honored Lowe’s with the 2013 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence award. Lowe’s, a three-time Partner of the Year award winner, became the first retailer to win the Sustained Excellence award. The award honors Lowe’s long-standing efforts to educate consumers about water-efficient products and practices. We received recognition for employee training, expanded product selection and collaborative efforts that included supporting the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and WaterSense’s Shower Better campaign.
Call2Recycle® – North America’s first and largest battery product stewardship program – presented a second consecutive Leader in Sustainability award to Lowe’s for our dedicated recycling efforts. The Leader in Sustainability award honors organizations that demonstrate the strongest commitment to sustainability through their consistent participation in the Call2Recycle program. Lowe’s has partnered with Call2Recycle since 2004 to collect more than 3 million pounds of rechargeable batteries from customers at Lowe’s stores. Call2Recycle honored Lowe’s Canada with the award in 2012. Through the efforts of Call2Recycle’s partners, more than 85 million pounds of batteries have been diverted from the waste stream since 1996.
Lowe’s is the only retail shipper partner ever to receive five SmartWay awards.
Awards & Recognition
Lowe’s representatives receive the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award from Jean Lupinacci (center) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Cheryl Bynum, national director of the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, presents the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award to Steve Palmer, Lowe’s vice president of transportation.
Robert Sottile, store manager at Lowe’s of Henderson, Nev., receives the 2013 WaterSense Sustained Excellence award from Mary Ann Dickinson, president and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency.