Kohl's Goes Carbon-Neutral
Wisconsin-based retail chain Kohl's Department Stores said this week that it will commit to reach net zero U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, becoming the first U.S. retailer to do so. The effort is part of the company's partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program.
"Kohl's is committed to the communities we serve, which includes taking significant steps to reduce our environmental footprint," Ken Bonning, the company's executive vice president of store planning and logistics, said as part of the announcement.
"We're pleased to be working with the U.S EPA's Climate Leaders program on this important greenhouse gas reduction initiative. By pledging to neutralize our carbon footprint, we are taking significant steps to ensure that our operations are environmentally responsible--from waste reduction to our energy programs to our building standards."