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Caring For Our People


The Home Depot is committed to providing a safe environment for our associates who work in our stores and across our global supply chain network, while also creating a safe shopping experience for our customers who visit our stores. We accomplish this by creating a strong culture of safety from day one, which includes the expectation that our associates follow all Occupational Safety and Health administration (OSHA) standards and company safety procedures.

Focusing on the store associate experience is a key factor behind the success of our safety communications platform. In 2022, our platform received over 3.5 million completed quizzes focused on quarterly campaigns that delivered timely and relevant content to our associates to help keep them safe every day.

In 2022, as a result of our awareness campaign, we proudly recognized 266 stores that achieved Club 365 status, which demonstrates a store’s outstanding milestone of reaching 365 days on a rolling 12-month basis without an OSHA recordable incident.

+DID YOU KNOW: In 2022, The Home Depot’s incident rates were lower than the averages for our industry, according to the latest annual data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Our philosophy of taking care of our people and motivating them to deliver a superior customer experience shapes our profit-sharing program for non-management associates. Success Sharing provides semi-annual cash awards for performance against our business plan, including sales and productivity goals. The program has granted awards totaling nearly $2 billion to associates over the last four years.

The outstanding performance of our associates in fiscal 2022 enabled 100% of stores to qualify for Success Sharing in both the first and second half of the year. This resulted in Success Sharing bonus payments to our non-management associates of approximately $409 million.


We believe supporting the well-being of our associates is an instrumental part of one of our core values, Taking Care of Our People. We also believe that our associates are our greatest asset, and we strive to provide them with the benefits that they need to take care of themselves and their families. Our benefits are designed to help our associates care for their families’ and their own mental and physical well-being, manage challenges at home and at work, and tap into resources to improve their health and happiness.

+CHECK IT OUT: provides a central location for associates to take advantage of all the benefits available to them - from mental health resources to tuition reimbursement.

Focusing on Those Who Serve
Honoring those who serve or who have served us is a key focus for The Home Depot. Through our recently expanded Military Relations department, we look for ways to make The Home Depot an employer of choice for military members, veterans and their families.

The Home Depot offers specialized benefits for veterans, military service members and military spouses who are Home Depot associates:

  • Military leave of absence for reservists, National Guard, and active-duty associates, including differential pay when activated or deployed

  • Fellowships for transitioning service members

  • Military family international leave of absence for up to five years

  • Military Spouse Relocation program for hourly associates, guaranteeing a job offer at one of our approximately 2,000  store and supply chain locations when moving on orders

  • Remote eligible jobs that can be relocated with military moves

  • Support resources, such as counselors, financial advisers, healthcare advice and childcare assistance