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Tractor Supply Company Announces Goal to Reduce Carbon Emissions from Facilities by 25 Percent

Company Continues to Reduce Energy Consumption and Waste through its Stewardship Program

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States, today announced a new goal to reduce carbon emissions from its facilities by 25 percent (measured by market-based Scope 1 and 2 emissions in metric tons CO2e emissions per square foot) by 2025 from its 2015 baseline as a part of the Company’s Stewardship Program.

Tractor Supply’s Stewardship Program was launched in 2008 as a reflection of its commitment to doing the right thing for its customers and the communities it serves. Since that time, the Company has taken a number of important steps to reduce its impact on the environment. Examples of these initiatives include:

  • Converting the internal lighting in all stores to more environmentally friendly LED lighting
  • Implementing energy management systems in all stores
  • Replacing older HVAC systems in stores with high-efficiency units
  • Adopting recycling programs in Tractor Supply stores, distribution centers and its Store Support Center

“At Tractor Supply, we are continually looking for ways to minimize our impact on the environment, and we’re proud to announce our goal of reducing carbon emissions from our stores, distribution centers and Store Support Center,” said Ben Parrish, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Tractor Supply, who leads the Company’s Stewardship Program. “This goal will help us achieve our Stewardship vision of producing healthy environments, properly managing resources and promoting vibrant communities.”

Tractor Supply continues to make substantial investments in projects that reduce carbon emissions as well as expenses. A recent example is Tractor Supply’s decision to convert the fluorescent lighting in all of its stores to more environmentally friendly LED lighting. Completed last year, this chain-wide project is reducing electricity consumption and expenses in Tractor Supply stores by approximately 30 percent and has virtually eliminated the costs associated with bulb replacement. 

Additionally, Tractor Supply has constructed two energy- and resource-efficient LEED® Silver Certified facilities including its Store Support Center in Brentwood, Tenn. (260,000 square feet) and its distribution center in Casa Grande, Ariz. (650,000 square feet). The Company’s newest distribution center, which began receiving product this month, in Frankfort, N.Y. (approximately 930,000 square feet) has also been designed to achieve LEED® Silver Certification.

For more information on Tractor Supply’s Stewardship Program and sustainability initiatives, please visit the Company’s website at

/EIN News/ -- About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) is in its 80th year of operation and, since being founded in 1938, has grown to become the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States. With more than 28,000 team members, over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website, Tractor Supply is passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. The Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve. At September 29, 2018, the Company operated 1,748 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At September 29, 2018, the Company operated 181 Petsense stores in 27 states. For more information on Petsense, visit

Tractor Supply Company
Mary Winn Pilkington (615) 440-4212


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