Lowe's Cos., Inc.

Lowe's Cos., Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

Lowe’s Companies Inc. is an American home improvement company. Founded in 1921 as a single store, the company has since grown to over 2,000 offices across North America and is the second largest hardware store in the United States.

Ticker: LOW

Humankind Value: $25.5 B

Revenue: $81.3 B

Market Cap: $130.7 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Many life essentials such as food, water, and good health can only be enjoyed in the context of access to suitable shelter. This complementarity supports the economic value for large consumer-facing companies that offer a variety of home improvement products. Much of Lowe’s positive value comes from Economic Value ($20.2 B) and Medical Services ($2.6 B). Lowe’s produces economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. Downsides for this company are associated with Workplace Injuries (-$496.2 M) and Greenhouse Gases (-$457.4 M). Economic Value and Workplace Injuries are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Medical Services and Greenhouse Gases are largely consequences of the actions of supply chain partners.

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