A green forest is slashed with an orange-dirt road piled with timber

Failing the Forest

How Home Depot Has Sold Illegal Congo Basin Timber to its Customers for Over a Decade

This report presents new findings from eight years of EIA investigation into the timber supply chains that connect crimes in the Congo Basin forests to consumers in the United States.

According to EIA’s new research and analysis, Home Depot has sold illegal tropical timber at a massive scale to its consumers for more than a decade. The flawed wood purchasing policy adopted by the company in 2024 – which notably lacks traceability and transparency as sourcing requirements – fails to address the structural issues exposed by EIA, fails to protect the world forests, and fails to give peace of mind to consumers and shareholders concerned by the company’s biodiversity footprint.

Read the Press Release Here