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

Responsible Wood Sourcing

From providing fresh air and clean water to supplying wood for our homes, forests provide critical resources for building and sustaining communities. Lowe’s works collaboratively through our partnerships, practices and policies to safeguard forest resources with a continuous focus on carefully tracking and responsibly managing the source of our wood products.

Since 2000, we’ve partnered with our suppliers to support the protection and conservation of forests. Guided by our wood policy, we seek to ensure that all wood products sold in our stores are harvested responsibly from well-managed, nonendangered forests. Approximately 90 percent of the wood we have purchased has come from North America, some of the most responsibly managed forests in the world.

Approximately 90 percent of the wood we have purchased has come from North America, some of the most responsibly managed forests in the world.

Lowe’s responsible wood sourcing database actively tracked more than 360 suppliers, 13,000 products and 359 million cubic feet of wood in 2012. Lumber, millwork and outdoor furniture are among the products we sell that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, whose internationally recognized standards are devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests.

Lowe’s commitment to global forest conservation is also reflected in our continued work with major forest products companies and leading environmental organizations to support the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. We’re engaged in the development of an effective conservation solution for millions of acres of forest through the collaboration of both provincial and native First Nations governments.

Additionally, we’ve partnered with The Nature Conservancy to support the protection and restoration of forestland, from the important Canadian Boreal ecosystem to the watersheds of New Mexico that supply drinking water and protect the safety of communities across the state. Since 2005, Lowe’s has contributed more than $9 million to help permanently protect 1.5 million acres of forests across the United States and Canada.

Lowe’s is committed to advancing responsible forest management solutions and will continue to explore opportunities to work with others to protect the long-term health of our forests. For more information on our commitment to responsible sourcing, visit Lowes.com/WoodPolicy and Lowe’s Wood Sourcing Report.

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