• Sustainable Forestry

    As a renewable resource, wood must be harvested in a sustainable manner. The Home Depot monitors its lumber purchases to ensure sustainability.

FSC-Certified Products

The Home Depot was the first national retailer to carry Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood in 1994. Since then, we have led the industry in sustainable wood sourcing.

Reflecting a political commitment toward sustainability, globally protected forest land grew by 35% between 1990 and 2010.

FSC-certified products re-enforce this commitment.  They are produced from wood harvested from responsibly managed forests, where environmental, societal and economic interests and benefits are safeguarded.

The Home Depot Wood Sources

Although The Home Depot sells less than 1% of all wood cut worldwide, our commitment to sustained forestry grows stronger.

North American forests have grown by 18 million acres since 1990. Over 94% of our wood comes from these forests.

Of the wood sold from South American forests, 84.6% is pine and eucalyptus harvested from plantations.

And less than 0.15% of our wood comes from rainforests, a figure which continues to decrease.

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Build greener at The Home Depot

If you're going green, go to The Home Depot. We pride ourselves on being sustainability minded and offer many different Eco Options. Buying wood products proves no exception. We stock dimensional lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This FSC-certified green lumber includes moldings and doors harvested with sustainable forestry. As the largest share of wood-product consumption, home remodeling can go a long way toward being energy efficient and green. For any home improvement project, eco-conscious lumber or other “green need,” look to The Home Depot for solutions.