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TJX aims to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2040 and source 100% renewable energy by 2030 in operations
TJX aims to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2040 and source 100% renewable energy by 2030 in operationsTJX aims to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 and Goal 7
TJX aims to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 and Goal 7
TJX aims to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2040 and source 100% renewable energy by 2030 in operations

FY22 Highlights


absolute reduction in global GHG emissions from our direct operations from FY17 (50% of our target achieved)


of our electricity in our global direct operations came from renewable energy sources

We work across our global business operations to measure, manage, and mitigate our climate impacts. In April 2022, we announced expanded commitments to reduce the climate impacts of our direct operations, meaning our stores, home offices, distribution (or processing) centers, and certain vehicles. Our global targets include:

These commitments were developed using industry guidance, research, and models that are aligned with the United Nations’ Paris Agreement guidelines and support an emissions growth path aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

As we work toward our net zero goal, we have identified emissions reduction strategies and tactics that could reduce our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions in line with our commitment. Initially, we plan to focus on reducing emissions in our facilities and fleet through increased efficiency and switching to renewable energy. Some of our initiatives include:

As our climate and energy strategies continue to evolve, we plan to continue to identify efforts that are impactful to our stakeholders, the environment, and that are feasible to implement within our business model.

FY22 Highlights


absolute reduction in global GHG emissions from our direct operations from FY17 (50% of our target achieved)


of our electricity in our global direct operations came from renewable energy sources

  • FY22 Climate and Energy Metrics

    Progress on global goals:

    GHG Emissions:

    Renewable Energy:

    Emissions Reductions:

    (Comparison data above includes Scope 1 and Scope 2 global GHG emissions calculated for Fiscal 2021 and Fiscal 2022 respectively)

  • Reducing Emissions: In Our Direct Operations

    Energy Efficiency

    Operations teams in each of our geographies are actively working to manage our energy consumption and costs, analyze and improve our operational performance, and test potential technologies in the facilities we operate to help us drive progress against our operational goals. Specifically, our tactics include:

    We are also exploring new technologies to optimize access and use of our energy data as well as evaluating battery energy storage and demand-control ventilation for HVAC, which may be applicable across certain facility types.

    Renewable and Low-Carbon Energy

    We source low-carbon and renewable energy to further reduce our GHG emissions from electricity consumption. Some examples of our current sourcing strategies include:

    On-site Solar

    In the U.S., distribution centers in Arizona, Connecticut, and Nevada and select stores in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and California have installed solar panels, resulting in an estimated $640,000 savings each year. These projects are on buildings we own or where market conditions and landlord partnerships enable projects.


    In certain geographies, we leverage carbon offsets2 to offset emissions resulting from our direct operations and business travel.

    For example, TJX Canada has been carbon neutral for its Scope 1 and 2 and reported Scope 3 (business travel and waste) emissions from operations for its fourth consecutive year. The team reduced energy usage and purchased renewable energy credits as well as carbon offsets to support this strategy. In Fiscal 2022, from a combination of projects focused on forest conservation and small-scale hydro-electric generation in countries where we actively source merchandise, TJX Canada offset emissions associated with its operations, business travel, and waste, totaling 21,000 metric tons CO2e.

    Transportation and Fuel

    Although TJX does not generally own or lease the vehicles that transport our merchandise, we do include some emissions in our operational footprint (Scope 1) from limited sources, including those where we directly manage our logistics and distribution, such as in the U.K. and Ireland outbound store deliveries as well as fleet vehicles. Together with our partners, we work to increase fuel efficiency and reduce costs, with the goal of decreasing the impact of our vehicles on the environment. Our key strategies for reducing these emissions include:

    In the U.S. we:

    In the U.K. and Ireland, we:

    See Reducing Emissions: In Our Value Chain for more details on our transportation and logistics efforts.

    Building Green

    We have constructed new buildings and incorporated environmentally sustainable features when feasible. For example, our newly constructed distribution centers and processing centers are built to include the addition of onsite solar arrays where possible. Furthermore, when we move into existing properties, as part of the renovation process, our design teams typically consider ways to improve energy efficiency and water conservation and to develop recycling infrastructure where feasible. See a global list of environmentally sustainable building projects. See below for more information on our new European headquarters.

  • Reducing Emissions: In Our Value Chain

    Our focus has historically been on the climate-related impact of our direct operations where we have the most control over our facilities energy and fuel usage (Scope 1 and Scope 2). In addition, we have begun to evaluate how our commitment to reduce our Scope 1 and 2 emissions might be extended to certain Scope 3 emissions sources as well. Through a high-level screening of all 15 Scope 3 emissions categories, we have begun to develop a preliminary understanding of which of those categories of Scope 3 emissions are relevant to our business. We are also making progress in collecting publicly available information about the climate strategies, reduction targets, and emissions data for some of our largest vendors. These efforts are intended to help us evaluate our ability to collect data and measure certain sources of emissions from Scope 3 categories.

    Transportation and Fuel

    Our logistics teams worldwide seek out strategies and technology solutions that can help us increase the efficiency of our logistics and transportation operations and reduce fuel used to transport our merchandise throughout our distribution network. We strive to conserve fuel, reduce travel time, and decrease the number of trucks on the road. We use a variety of strategies and technologies to support this initiative, for example, using modeling software to improve the efficiency of our store delivery network, increasing utilization of trailer space, and testing new alternative fuel vehicles.

    In the U.S., we have opened service centers that are smaller than distribution centers in addition to using intermodal.3 These service centers are located closer to store clusters and designed to improve the efficiency of our store delivery process. We also utilize these service centers to co-locate our Asset Recovery and Recycling Centers (ARRCs) and maximize our delivery trucks’ utilization by backhauling re-usable and recyclable materials. Learn more about our ARRCs on the Waste Management page.

    Other efforts include:

    In the U.K. and Ireland, we work to reduce and conserve fuels in our owned fleet vehicles, and our agreement with our carrier for our trucking and store delivery trucks has a “sustainability” clause relating to achievement of key environmental goals.

  • Third-Party Verification and Assurance of Emissions Data

Building our European “Forever Home”

As we planned and constructed our new European headquarters in England, Corporate Responsibility was an aspect of our decision making, and we were proud that we achieved an “Excellent” BREEAM certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, an environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings) for the design based on the building’s environmental sustainability credentials. Here are some of the ways we infused sustainability into our campus:

1Purchased electricity only.
2Carbon offsets are certificates that can be traded. The certificate represents a reduction in GHG emissions created by a project, for example, planting acres of trees. Companies can purchase these certificates to “offset” GHG emissions in their operations.
3Transportation involving more than one form of carrier during a single journey.

Updated September 2022.