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Lowe’s grades its corporate social responsibility


Lowe's has released its Corporate Social Responsibility Report Card, which covers education, environment and more.

“To achieve greater progress for our communities and our company, we continue to build on our commitment to never stop improving,” said Robert Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO. “We’re focused on carrying out those responsibilities every day with the help of our 245,000 employees across North America.”

Lowe’s CSR website details the company’s progress in important focus areas, including the health and welfare of its workforce, support for public education and community improvement, disaster relief and environmental stewardship.

In the area of education alone, Lowe’s pointed to several achievements:

• Lowe’s joined with the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to support more than 8,000 community and education projects across North America.

• Lowe’s Toolbox for Education, the company’s signature education grant program, provided nearly $5 million to fund improvements at more than 1,100 schools in 49 states.

• Lowe’s also broadened its support of scholarships. In addition to continuing contributions to the United Negro College Fund, Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Lowe’s partnered with the American Indian College Fund to provide scholarships for American Indian students.

The full report is available here.

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