Living our values
The Home Depot’s values guide the beliefs and actions of all associates each and every day. Our values are the fabric of our unique culture and are central to the Company’s success. More so, they are our competitive advantage in the marketplace. Associate pride and our “orange blooded” entrepreneurial spirit are distinctive hallmarks of our culture.
TAKING CARE OF OUR PEOPLE
The key to our success is treating people well. We do this by encouraging associates to speak up and take risks, by recognizing and rewarding good performance and by leading and developing people so they may grow.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
An important part of the fabric of The Home Depot involves donating our time, talents, energy and resources to worthwhile causes in our communities and society.
DOING THE RIGHT THING
We exercise good judgment and accountability by “doing the right thing” not just “doing things right”. We work hard to understand the impact of our decisions, and we accept responsibility for our actions.
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Along with our quality products, service, price and selection, we must go the extra mile to give customers knowledgeable advice about merchandise and to help them use those products to their maximum benefit.
CREATING SHAREHOLDER VALUE
The investors who provide the capital necessary for our company to grow. We are committed to providing the return on investment they need and expect.
BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS
Trust, honesty and integrity are the pillars of strong relationships. We listen and respond to the needs of customers, associates, communities and vendors, treating them as partners.
The Home Depot fosters innovation by encouraging associates to initiate new and creative ways of serving our customers and improving the business, and to spread best practices throughout the company.
RESPECT FOR ALL PEOPLE
To stay successful, our associates need to work in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination and harassment where each associate is regarded as part of The Home Depot team.