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TJX unbundles new packaging requirements


TJX Cos. is already working to phase out PVC packaging in some home textiles categories.

Framingham, N.J. – TJX Cos.’ new global environmental goals will extend into sustainable packaging and sourcing.

The off-price apparel and home fashions retailer is now aiming to shift 100% of the packaging for products developed in-house by its product design team to be reusable, recyclable, or contain sustainable materials by 2030.

The company has already begun phasing out the use of PVC in packaging designed by its in-house product design team for certain top-of-bed products, easy-care table linens, outdoor seating cushions and outdoor pillows. The goal is to eliminate PVC in those areas by 2025.

The latest packaging goal is part of a newly announced overarching goal for TJX Cos. to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its operations by 2040. In the immediate future, that initiative involves using 100% renewable energy in its operations by 2030, diverting 85% of its operational waste from landfill by 2027 and making other operational improvements.

However, the parent company of TJMaxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and HomeSense is also taking preliminary steps to assess emissions in its supply chain. The first order of business: collecting emissions data. From there, the company plans to set emissions reduction goals tied to its buying strategy.

“While 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, we acknowledge there are climate-related impacts present in retail supply chains,” the company said.

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