Kohl’s Showcases Commitment to All Families with 2016 CSR Report

(NYSE: KSS) released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
report, outlining the strides the company has made to fulfill its
purpose to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. Through
continued action that positively impacts the community, its more than
140,000 associates and the environment, Kohl’s is making a difference
for families today and for generations to come.

“At Kohl’s, we believe the right way to deliver on our purpose is to
serve our customers and communities in accordance with our values – put
customers first, act with integrity, build great teams and drive results
– values our associates embody every day,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s
chairman, chief executive officer and president. “I am proud of our CSR
accomplishments in 2016 and look forward to our continued work on these

Below are highlights from Kohl’s 2016 CSR Report. The entire 2016 CSR
Report is available on Corporate.Kohls.com.

Taking Care of Our Communities

Kohl’s is passionate about creating stronger, healthier communities
where customers and associates live, work and play. In 2016, Kohl’s and
Kohl’s Cares gave more than $51 million to support the causes that
matter to associates and customers in communities across the country.

  • Kohl’s Volunteer Program: Associate volunteer efforts resulted
    in approximately $24 million in grants to nonprofit organizations
    nationwide – the highest giving total in the program’s history. From
    New York City to Milpitas, Calif., and countless cities in between,
    Kohl’s associates volunteered nearly half a million hours of their
    time to benefit more than 9,000 nonprofits nationwide.
  • Kohl’s Cares Cause Merchandise: With favorite collections like Clifford
    the Big Red Dog
    and Curious George, the Kohl’s Cares cause
    merchandise program, features kid friendly merchandise customers love
    and can feel good about – because 100 percent of the net profit
    benefits youth-focused causes. To date, Kohl’s has raised more than
    $317 million through the program, including nearly $23 million in 2016.
  • Kohl’s Cares Hospital Partner Program: As part of our
    commitment to children’s health, Kohl’s donated more than $14 million
    to hospital partners in communities from coast to coast to create
    local outreach programs such as injury prevention and healthy eating.

Supporting Our Associates

Kohl’s has a deep responsibility to its associates and is focused on
creating a culture of appreciation, inclusion transparency and
engagement. Associates are empowered to bring their authentic selves to
work each day, enhancing the richness of experiences, perspectives,
thoughts and ideas, while fostering engagement and innovation.

  • Associate Wellness Centers: In 2016, Kohl’s more than doubled
    the number of on-site Wellness Centers for associates, expanding to 13
    locations from six, with more on the way. The centers, staffed by a
    range of medical professionals, support overall well-being and offer
    associates and their families access to health care services tailored
    to their specific needs.
  • Recognizing Greatness: Kohl’s associates are encouraged to
    celebrate successes, both big and small, from everyday contributions
    to major achievements, and important personal life events. Kohl’s
    online and mobile tool enabled associates to send more than 500,000
    e-recognitions to their colleagues.
  • Town Halls with Kevin Mansell: Associates across the company
    had the opportunity to connect with and ask questions of Kevin
    Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, in
    his Town Hall meetings. Associates heard directly from Mansell on
    topics ranging from benefits to company strategy, industry trends, and
    requests for career and leadership advice.
  • Business Resource Groups: Kohl’s Business Resource Groups
    (BRGs) help associates achieve professional and personal success while
    furthering business objectives and maximizing engagement. In 2016, the
    Millennial, Hispanic Professionals, Veterans and #PrideAtKohls BRGs
    led activities, including, an increase in Veteran hiring and the
    launch of a pilot program to offer new gift cards to Hispanic
    shoppers, among other efforts.

Leaving a Smaller Footprint

Kohl’s is committed to protecting and conserving the environment by
seeking solutions that encourage long-term sustainability. The steps
Kohl’s takes – both big and small – ensures the environment is preserved
for the families of tomorrow.

  • 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award:
    Kohl’s has been recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection
    Agency’s (EPA) 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained
    Excellence Award, marking the sixth consecutive recognition for the
    company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through
    superior energy efficiency achievements.
  • Solar Arrays: Kohl’s encourages the use of renewable and more
    sustainable sources of energy. With 163 solar arrays at locations
    across the country, Kohl’s is one of the largest hosts of solar
    electricity in North America.
  • Plastic Bag Recycling: In an effort to reduce waste, Kohl’s
    reuses and recycles materials whenever possible. Last year alone, the
    company recycled more than 7 million pounds of plastic. Kohl’s
    shopping bags are also made out of recycled plastic – resulting in the
    signature gray colored bag customers receive when they shop the store.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Customers and associates
    with electric vehicles can charge their vehicle for free via charging
    units at 90 Kohl’s locations nationwide. Interested individuals can
    simply pick up a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card at the
    customer service desk and charge while they shop.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than
1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering
families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and
exclusive brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in
our stores, online at Kohls.com and on
Kohl’s mobile app. Throughout its history, Kohl’s has given nearly $600
million to support communities nationwide. For a list of store locations
or to shop online, visit Kohls.com.
For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community and how to
join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com.


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