STATEMENT: Majority of Home Depot* Shareholders Support Deforestation Shareholder Proposal Filed by Green Century
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Boston, May 19, 2022 – At The Home Depot’s annual meeting on Thursday, the company announced that a majority of shareholders approved a Green Century° proposal calling on the world’s largest home improvement retailer to increase its efforts to eliminate deforestation and the degradation of primary forests in its supply chains.
In response, Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich issued the following statement:
“It’s a good day for the world’s forests, from Canada’s boreal to the tropical rainforests of South America, and for the species that depend on them. We are pleased that a majority of Home Depot’s shareholders have called on the company to accelerate action to end deforestation and the clear-cutting of old growth trees in its supply chains.
“Destroying ecosystems for a new set of kitchen cabinets is not the bargain that we believe that Home Depot’s customers want. Customers may now be unknowingly purchasing wood logged from endangered forests. The company has the opportunity to change this and use its market power for good.
“We look forward to working with Home Depot to implement our proposal. These issues require urgent action: The world’s forests, the species that rely upon them, and our climate cannot wait.”
Related resource: Green Century Deforestation Proposal to Be Considered at The Home Depot’s Annual Meeting
About Green Century Capital Management
°Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (Green Century) is the investment advisor to the Green Century Funds (The Funds). The Green Century Funds are a family of fossil fuel-free, environmentally responsible mutual funds. Green Century Capital Management hosts an award-winning and in-house shareholder advocacy program and is the only mutual fund company in the U.S. wholly owned by environmental and public health nonprofit organizations.
*As of March 31, 2022, The Home Depot, Inc. comprised 0.96%, 1.54%, and 0.00%; and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. comprised 0.00%, 0.67%, and 0.00% of the Green Century Balanced Fund, the Green Century Equity Fund and the Green Century International Index Fund, respectively. As of the same date, other securities mentioned were not held in the portfolios of any of the Green Century Funds. References to specific securities, which will change due to ongoing management of the Funds, should not be construed as a recommendation by the Funds, their administrator, or their distributor.
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