"A CALL TO SERVE” – LOWE’S 2013 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

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Lowe’s is focused on helping customers do more than improve their homes. Our goal is to help them reduce energy and water consumption, lower monthly utility bills and preserve the environment by offering a wide selection of affordable products, access to energy-efficient product promotions and helpful conservation tips.

To better serve customers, we’ve partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy since 2001 to expand our efficient product portfolio through the ENERGY STAR® program. Nearly 90 percent of clothes washers carried by Lowe’s stores are ENERGY STAR qualified.

Last year, Lowe’s sold enough ENERGY STAR products to save customers more than $1.6 billion in utility costs over the lifetime of the products and enough to eliminate greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 1.6 million cars.

We grew our innovative energy-efficient products and services in 2013 with the introduction of LG appliances, a leading manufacturer in energy efficiency with more than 680 ENERGY STAR-qualified products. Lowe’s also was the first national home improvement company to carry Samsung’s energy-efficient dryer, which was recognized as the EPA’s Emerging Technology Award winner in 2013. In addition, we expanded Iris®, our smart home management system, to 1,500 stores and continue to broaden its product and service offerings. The system allows customers to monitor and control their home energy usage.

Last year, Lowe’s sold enough ENERGY STAR products to save customers more than $1.6 billion in utility costs over the lifetime of the products and enough to eliminate greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 1.6 million cars.*

Since 2008, Lowe’s has partnered with the EPA WaterSense® program to help homeowners live more efficiently. Through increased education and availability of water-efficient products, consumers are equipped to make better decisions that will protect the future of our water supply.

Lowe’s sold enough WaterSense products in 2013 to:

  • Save customers $24 million annually on water bills
  • Save 2.6 billion gallons of water annually, equivalent to the amount of water used by nearly 28,000 American households.*

On a local level, we increased the number of utility partners we work with by nearly 40 percent to deliver and promote incentives for ENERGY STAR and WaterSense products in store, and online through our Rebate Center. Lowe’s Rebate Center makes it easy for customers and employees to access rebates and incentives; rebates can be searched by product or zip code.

As a result of our commitment to energy and water efficiency, we received our 11th consecutive ENERGY STAR award and became the first retailer to win the WaterSense Sustained Excellence award.

*ENERGY STAR and WaterSense savings estimates are based on information from the EPA and calculated using product-specific savings estimates and Lowe’s sales data. Due to lack of applicable savings data, ENERGY STAR millwork products were not included.

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