Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Starting Line

Our Company proudly exists to serve the needs of our customers, the motoring public.

“Despite our progress, investments, and accomplishments outlined in this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, there will always be room for us to do more, and we will not rest on our past performance, but rather use it as a springboard for evolution and growth. For FY2021, with an operating theme of “AutoZone Strong” – we built upon our unique and powerful Values and culture, and we are committed to creating a more equitable, sustainable and overall better global environment for all.”

- Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and CEO, Customer Satisfaction

COVID-19 Response and Efforts

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No AutoZoners have been furloughed or laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Eligible full-time and part-time AutoZoners received Emergency Time Off benefits.

Environmental Responsibility

Saving Energy And Reducing Emissions

15%
Committed to decreasing our U.S. Scope 1 and Scope 2 energy-related emissions by 15% by 2025 from a 2019 baseline.

This 15% decrease in emissions is equivalent to:

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Nearly

4 BILLION
smartphones
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Preventing nearly

37 MILLION
pounds of coal burned
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Planting nearly

41,000 ACRES
of trees
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More than

170,000 METRIC TONS
of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

Recycling

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12 MILLION
gallons of oil
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412,000 TONS

of batteries

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1,000 TONS

of plastic

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802,000

wood pallets

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21,000 TONS

of cardboard

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17,000 TONS

of steel

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66,000 TONS

of used and worn-out auto parts sent to be recycled

AutoZone Cares About People

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An AutoZoner Always... Embraces Diversity

“AutoZone is a diverse Company, full of caring, committed AutoZoners, who are passionate, service-focused, problem-solvers. When you are an AutoZoner, you are part of something special – a culture unlike any other that pledges to Put Customers First in all we do. As AutoZoners, our Values define and guide us. It is our commitment to those Values, along with the diversity of skills, knowledge, abilities and backgrounds possessed by our more than 105,000 AutoZoners that make AutoZone a winning team.”

- Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and CEO, Customer Satisfaction

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Since 2016, ethnic diversity at our leadership levels (from Director to our Board) has improved at each level by as much as 20%:

24%
Women represent more than 24% of our management roles
30%
30% of our Board of Directors are women
44%
Ethnically diverse AutoZoners represent almost 44% of our management roles
30%
30% of our Board of Directors are ethnically diverse
70K
AutoZoners complete approximately 70,000 training modules every week
10%
Almost 10% of AutoZoners currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces or are military veterans

AutoZone has laid a foundation of support that includes reliable and accessible reporting, a cross-functional Diversity Council, a DEI Steering Committee and the following business resource groups (BRGs): AZ BE BOLD, Black Excellence Building Opportunities for Leadership Development; AZ ¡HOLA!, Hispanic Organization for Leadership at AutoZone; AZ NextGen, AutoZone’s Next Generation of Leaders; AZ PRIDE+, People Recognizing Individuality, Diversity and Equity; AZ VALOR, Veterans and Active Leadership Organization for Recruitment and Retention; and AZ WIN, AutoZone’s Women’s Initiative.

Community Engagement

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$16.5M
Over $16.5M donations generated in FY2021 to non-profit organizations

 

$5M
AutoZone proudly donated $5 million to the National Civil Rights Museum to create sustainable programming with an emphasis on developing Black leaders

 

80%
Over 80% of AutoZone’s Grant Funds are given to organizations driving the future in diverse community development

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK

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Our primary corporate governance objective is to maximize long-term business success and increase shareholder value, while adhering to the laws of the jurisdictions where we operate and conducting our business with the highest ethical standards.

90% of our Board members serve as Independent Directors.


We have a strong governance framework that connects individuals and teams across our Company and includes various levels of oversight through the organization: Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Committee, Executive Sponsor and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee.

Stakeholder Engagement

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An important part of our ESG work is stakeholder engagement. We engage regularly with our customers, AutoZoners, communities, investors, and vendor partners to understand their perspectives and what is important to them.

Reporting Frameworks

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We have applied select General Reporting Initiative (“GRI”) Sustainability Reporting Standards to identify and cross reference meaningful information for our stakeholders.

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We reference the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”) index and select SASB indicators for the Multiline and Specialty Retailers and Distributors industry.

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We recognize the importance of the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals (“SDGs”) and proudly report in our CSR -2021 how we’re contributing thus far.

See Corporate Social Responsibility Report – 2021 for more details