Environmental Sustainability

Corporate Responsibility

Our Commitment: From our Leaders

Healthy communities start with a healthy environment. At Kohl's, we believe that incorporating sustainable solutions in the way we do business will help to build better futures for families. With such a large retail footprint, we are in a unique position to make positive impacts on the planet and have set goals and policies to ensure that impact is forward-looking. The company’s sustainability strategy is guided by leveraging business practices and decisions that enhance the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

From our Leaders

"We are committed to seeking solutions that encourage long term sustainability to ensure Kohl's is able to leave a smaller footprint on our world today including the Paris Agreement, which will create a more sustainable tomorrow for our associates, customers and their families.” - Steve Thomas, Kohl's Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

Board oversight of our ESG strategy is essential to sustain the long-term interests of all stakeholders. In 2021, we updated our Nominating and Governance Committee to address the board's oversight responsibilities related to the management and performance of ESG issues. In addition to changing the committee name to Nominating and ESG Committee, corresponding updates to the committee charter were also made. Additionally, beginning in 2020, we established criteria within our chief executive officer’s (CEO) performance evaluation objectives that are tied to our environmental performance, including promoting an effective sustainability agenda.

To learn more about Kohl's commitment to sustainability, 
view our 2022 ESG ReportEnvironmental, Social & Governance (ESG) page or see highlights here.

Environmental Sustainability