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 has received 11 consecutive ENERGY STAR awards for product retailing, more than any other retailer.
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 2013 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 five 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, is 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.