At Kohl’s, we believe that, in order to live our values, we must care for the people in our communities and workplace and the planet we all call home. Our associate relations, philanthropic work, environmental sustainability efforts, and partnerships are guided by the Kohl’s Cares mission. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) stewardship extends throughout Kohl’s business areas and is a key component of our strategy and our vision. It is a critical part of long-term shareholder value, business success, and building a more-sustainable future for all.
Incorporating sustainable solutions in the way we do business will help to build better futures for families and enable company success. Since 2019, Kohl’s has monitored and reported performance on our sustainability goals, including quantitative targets focused on three key areas: climate action, waste and recycling, and responsible sourcing. We are committed to environmentally responsible practices throughout our value chain and maintaining compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, as well as consulting with stakeholders on environmental issues. As a leading retailer with a nationwide footprint, we believe we have a responsibility to positively impact the future of our planet.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Kohl’s is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and our strategy focuses on Our People, Our Customers, and Our Community as we carry out our mission to empower more families. It’s not just the right thing to do; it is critical in creating an inclusive workplace and brand experience, as well as in driving growth for the organization. We strive to celebrate our differences and ensure that associates, customers, and our communities feel included through culturally relevant products, designs, and meaningful storytelling. Additionally, Kohl’s has committed to providing $20 million in support to diverse communities from 2022 to 2025, 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.
Family Health and Wellness
Through Kohl’s Cares, our national and hometown partnerships, Kohl’s Volunteer Program, and various giving programs, we continue to strengthen our long-standing philanthropic commitment to family health and wellness, including mental health in the communities we serve. Since 2000, Kohl’s Cares Goods for Good have raised more than $415 million to fund community initiatives nationwide. Locally, we’ve given more than $152 million to Milwaukee nonprofits throughout company history.
Our Support Of Communities After Natural Disasters
We strive to support the thousands of communities we’re a part of across the country, especially in times of need. We have a long track record of keeping our customers and associates safe and helping families and our communities rebuild and recover together after natural disasters. Since 2010, we have donated more than $6.5 million to support the American Red Cross with disaster relief efforts across the country.