The United Stated Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Kohl’s by awarding it a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year– Sustained Excellence Award, the company announced. The retailer added that it won the award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency initiatives.
An EPA Energy Star member since 1998, Kohl’s currently has more than 950 locations certified under the program or about 80% of its stores nationwide, the retailer stated. Kohl’s asserted that the proportion marks the highest percentage of Energy Star certified stores among U.S. retailers. In 2014, 122 Kohl’s stores received Energy Star certification, marking the largest number of stores the company has certified in one year since 2010, Kohl’s maintained.
“We’re proud of our continued commitment to driving energy efficiency across Kohl’s stores nationwide and this award for sustained excellence from EPA showcases our ongoing efforts to conserve resources,” said Ken Bonning, Kohl’s svp. “Not only has our dedication to energy-efficient practices enabled more than 100 Kohl’s stores to receive Energy Star certification in 2014, the average Energy Star score of a Kohl’s store has increased year over year, a great indication of our progress in this area. We continue to look for ways to drive results, big or small, to ensure we leave a smaller footprint.”