Company recognized for outstanding efforts to reduce pollutant emissions
Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores
Posted: May 27, 2010 – 08:00 AM EST
Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announced today that the company received the Gregg Cooke Visionary Program Award at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Air Excellence Awards Program ceremony held last night at Almas Temple in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Kohl's for environmental excellence in multiple Clean Air Excellence Award Program categories, including clean air technology, community action and transportation efficiency.
"As a company committed to sustainability, it is our responsibility to do our part to achieve cleaner, healthier air in our communities," said Ken Bonning, Kohl's executive vice president of store planning and logistics. "Initiatives like solar power, support of clean energy sources and moving merchandise by rail are win-win -- they make sense from a business, cost and efficiency perspective and help to reduce emissions in the long-term."
Established in 2000 at the recommendation of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, the EPA Clean Air Excellence Award Program annually recognizes and honors both individuals and organizations that have undertaken the risks of innovation, served as pioneers in their fields and have helped to improve air quality.
"Environmental innovation is the key to American progress, and our Clean Air Excellence Award winners offer amazing new examples," said Gina McCarthy, EPA's Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. "As we look to the future, these winners will lead the way to cleaner air and a healthier environment."
Kohl's initiatives that contribute to cleaner, healthier air include:
For more information about Kohl's environmental initiatives, visit www.kohlsgreenscene.com.
About Kohl's Department Stores
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. Kohl's operates its 1,067 stores in 49 states with a commitment to environmental leadership. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $150 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares for Kids® philanthropic program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.
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