See the many ways The Home Depot has worked to reduce our environmental impact this year.


The Eco Options program is built on these five pillars of living green:

Doing the right thing for the environment

The Home Depot’s core values are based on doing the right thing for our customers and associates, and this commitment extends beyond our stores to our communities and the environment.

We partner with ENERGY STAR® and WaterSense® to promote products that save our customers energy, water and money – in 2017 alone we saved our customers over $1 billion in energy costs and 79 billion gallons of water through the purchase and proper use of ENERGY STAR® or WaterSense® certified products.

Because customers shouldn’t have to pay more for “green” products, we are partnering with our suppliers to improve the products we already sell – including addressing chemicals of concern and indoor air quality with our Chemical Management Strategy.

We are investing in renewable energies, supply chain efficiencies and recycling programs to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

Whether you’re doing a large remodeling project or growing a garden, The Home Depot is your partner in environmental sustainability. Learn more about our Sustainability efforts .

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Identifying Environmentally Preferred Products

Our Eco Options® program is an classification system that identifies products that have less of an impact on the environment than comparable products in the same category. Through Eco Options, we recognize the work our suppliers are doing to improve their products and help our customers save energy and water, maintain healthier homes and conserve natural resources.

We started Eco Options in 2007 in partnership with SCS Global Services, a leading, independent third-party certification body. And today, the program recognizes thousands of products with environmental benefits and third-party certifications such as SaferChoice®, FSC®, OMRI® and more. For a product to qualify for Eco Options, the supplier must present documentation illustrating the environmental attributes of the product.

Eco Options Criteria


3 EPA Wins From Home Depot in 2017!

Home Depot’s commitment to sustainability was recognized 3 times by the EPA in 2017! Click here to learn how our energy efficient product assortment was recognized by ENERGY STAR for…

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The Home Depot & LEED for Homes

The LEED rating system is the most recognized international standard for green buildings and stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  LEED for Homes measures green building performance across a range of categories, and through a long standing relationship with the U.S. Green Building Council The Home Depot offers products that may contribute towards LEED points and prerequisites.  Demand for greener products in home building and remodeling continues to grow.  Homeowners want and expect products that will contribute to more energy efficient and water efficient homes that integrate environmentally preferred products into their build and design.  As the world's largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot recognizes the importance of growing this market and offers all of the products that builders, contractors, and home buyers alike need to continue growing this trend.  Learn more about LEED for Homes.