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Kohl’s Releases 2022 ESG Report

Kohl’s Releases 2022 ESG Report

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Kohl’s released its 2022 ESG report. The report provides updates on our progress towards our 2025 ESG goals, highlights the company’s ESG awards and recognitions this past year, and discloses other pieces of key information as it relates to environmental sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion, philanthropy, workplace, supply chain, and business continuity. 

“As a leading omnichannel retailer with a national footprint, we have a responsibility to be a strong corporate citizen and make a positive impact in the communities in which we live, work, and serve,” said Tom Kingsbury, Kohl’s chief executive officer. “I’m excited about the future of Kohl’s in this space and would like to take this opportunity to thank the highly motivated and loyal team of associates nationwide who continue to work toward our goals and help make Kohl’s, our communities, and our planet better every day.”

Kohl’s 2022 Sustainability Highlights: 

  • Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America listing for the fifth consecutive year, acknowledging the company’s sustainability performance and ESG commitments
  • Earned ENERGY STAR certification at 54 buildings 
  • Recycled 5+ million pounds of plastic film, bags, and wrap, and 10+ million pounds of hangers 

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Kohl’s 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Highlights: 

  • Introduced Sonoma Community, a brand dedicated to offering meaningful collections that celebrate diversity and inspire togetherness
  • Increased spend with diverse suppliers by over 37% and increased supplier count by 70% in 2022
  • Committed nearly $8 million in support of diverse communities, specifically Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI), Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans and active military members, and women, putting us well on our way to achieving our goal of donating $20 million by 2025 

Kohl’s 2022 Philanthropy Highlights: 

  • Donated $10 million over the next three years in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help fund the development and delivery of trauma informed training to Club Staff, marking the largest single donation in Kohl’s history
  • More than 75,000 hours volunteered by associates for 1,900+ charities

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