People are at the heart of The Home Depot. Markets fluctuate, shopping trends change, economies contract and expand — but ultimately people determine whether we succeed, whether we fail and whether we make a positive impact on the world.
We consider our associates our biggest competitive advantage, and it's our responsibility and privilege to take care of them. We do this by offering an array of wellness and personal development programs: health benefits and screenings, tuition reimbursement and financial aid for employees in need, to name a few. What's more, through our Success Sharing profit-sharing for hourly associates, Homer Award recognition programs and more, we financially reward associates who dedicate themselves to our customers and embody The Home Depot values.
We have a responsibility to create a workplace where all of our associates can thrive. We strive to maintain an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination and harassment. Inclusiveness, diversity, trust and honesty — all of our associates are entitled to these rights, and we are firmly committed to ensuring they have them the first time they put on their orange apron and every day thereafter.
We also know that the best way to serve a diverse customer base is to ensure diversity within our ranks and our supply chain. Since 2003, The Home Depot has actively sought a diverse set of suppliers in our sourcing and procurement process.
Doing the right thing – one of our core values – means helping our communities. When our veterans need housing, we build it. When our neighborhoods need disaster relief, we deliver it. The Home Depot donates millions of hours, tools and supplies each year to service projects in the communities where our associates live and work. This is what doing the right thing means to us, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.