Annual report highlights Kohl's key environmental strategies, goals and progress
Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores
Posted: May 24, 2011 – 09:00 AM EST
Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today released the company's first annual corporate sustainability report. As Kohl's continues to implement strategies that deliver on its mission of being a leading environmentally responsible retailer, this report outlines key strategies, important benchmarks and encourages ongoing progress and innovation across the company’s sustainability initiatives.
"Kohl's associates and suppliers have long made sustainability - particularly energy efficiency and waste reduction - part of their business practices," said Ken Bonning, Kohl's executive vice president of store planning and logistics. "Over the last several years, in the midst of the company's continued growth, we've worked to formalize these initiatives and set goals that will truly have a positive, long-term impact for our business and our communities. We know that sustainability is an ongoing, comprehensive process that requires commitment from associates and business partners, and this report is one of the ways we can share what we're doing and where we're going."
Kohl's corporate sustainability report, posted on www.kohlsgreenscene.com, provides updates based on 2010 goals surrounding the company's five primary environmental strategies: energy efficiency, waste reduction, green building design and operation, emission reduction and stakeholder engagement. Highlights include:
These and many other initiatives comprise Kohl's formal environmental program, part of the Kohl's Cares® philanthropic platform, committed to making communities happier, healthier, greener places to live and work. Through charitable giving and volunteer programs for kids' health and education and environmental initiatives, Kohl's supports local communities through programs which include: Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program, Kohl's Cares Associates in Action program, Kohl's Cares Scholarship program, Kohl's Cares Fundraising Gift Card program and Kohl's Cares Advancing Environmental Solutions. More information about these programs is available at www.kohls.com/cares.
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. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl's operates 1,097 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $180 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise 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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