Meet the Team

Our sustainability team is dedicated to working on projects that positively impact both Ocean State Job Lot and our environment. Day after day, our associates in the sustainability department offer enhancements within our current environment by developing new plans and projects.

Sustainability has truly been, and will continue to be one of our top priorities as an organization. The advancements we make through our sustainability efforts are beneficial to both Job Lot and our communities.

Harry Oakley
Harry OakleyDirector of Energy, Sustainability, Facilities and Procurement
“Here at Ocean State Job Lot our mission has always been to provide the best possible experience for our associates, customers and communities. By paving a path towards Net Zero, this brings our mission to a global scale. We are driven to go above and beyond what is required in the hopes that others will follow our lead in sustainability.”
Sarah Barraco
Sarah BarracoSustainability Manager
“At OSJL we want to be a leader in these practices and to be able to educate our associates and communities about what sustainability is and how to achieve a goal like becoming Net Zero.”
Ocean State Job Lot’s Director of Energy, Procurement & Corporate Facilities Harry Oakley speaking at a lecture at the University of Rhode Island.

Driving Sustainable Practices at Ocean State Job Lot

Ocean State Job Lot’s Director of Energy, Procurement & Corporate Facilities Harry Oakley was invited to the University of Rhode Island in February 2024 to speak to its Economics of Small-Scale Energy Systems class.

Oakley spoke about the economics of corporate sustainability, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Among the topics discussed were reducing Ocean State Job Lot’s overall electricity consumption by 10% and the completion of multiple solar projects. Ocean State Job Lot hopes to bring the number of solar projects completed to 18 by the end of 2024.

Ocean State Job Lot was awarded the Sustainability Leadership Award from the Business Intelligence Group in 2022 and 2023 for making sustainability a prominent part of our business goals and mission. Part of Ocean State Job Lot’s core Mission, Vision, and Values is our aspirational value to build a greener future.

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