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Phasing Out Products Containing PFAS

September 17, 2019

In partnership with suppliers, The Home Depot is working diligently to offer products that are innovative and safer for the environment. The Home Depot is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of the products on its store shelves and has led the industry in creating chemical standards to do just that. 

To build upon the strategy, The Home Depot will be phasing out Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) December 31, 2019 in the U.S. and Canada in carpets and rugs.   

“Excluding PFAS from the carpets and rugs we sell is another example of our shared commitment to building a better future for our customers and the planet,” says Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental innovation. 

The Home Depot first published its chemical strategy in 2017 and since then, has reduced many chemicals like formaldehyde and triclosan’s in everyday product categories. The company has also made important strides including: 

  • Paint – All interior and exterior paint sold in our U.S. stores is low or no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) 

  • Flooring – Removed vinyl flooring products containing ortho-phthalates from product assortment 

  • Insulation - All fiberglass insulation carries a 100% GREENGUARD Gold certification 

  • Cleaning – Cleaning products within our Eco Options program obtained certifications from independent third-party testers such as EPA’s Safer Choice and Cradle to Cradle 

  • Gardening - All stores carry local, organic vegetables and herbs 


To learn more about The Home Depot’s Chemical Strategy, click here.