Our Operational Footprint: Scope 1 and Scope 2Our operational energy and GHG emissions footprint includes the measurement of our U.S.- and Canada-based facilities, including over 16,000 retail stores, 27 distribution centers, and our corporate headquarters (SSC).
In 2021, we decreased Scope 1 and 2 emissions by approximately 11% per square foot across our retail stores, distribution centers, and SSC. We have several initiatives underway to achieve a reduction in our GHG emissions intensity — for example, installing LED lighting, cool roofs, and low-emissivity windows in our stores. We are also well on the way to incorporating large-scale renewable energy directly into our power needs, including a community solar project in Maine and installation of solar panels on our distribution center in Connecticut. We anticipate more exciting projects to come.