Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Solar - June 3, 2022
Kohl’s Achieves Climate Reduction Goals
Kohl’s made progress on its 2025 sustainability goals by achieving a total of 50% reduction in its Scope 1 and 2 emissions based on a 2014 baseline and reached its climate reduction goal four years ahead of schedule.
The retailer set other significant goals in the areas of climate change, waste and recycling and sustainable sourcing. Kohl’s is working towards the transition to low carbon transportation by increasing the number of EV charging stations.
The company currently has 325 stations and will be adding 200 new stations this year, along with 400 in 2023 to total over 1,000 EV charging stations around the country. These stations provide more than 100,000 charging sessions per year to Kohl’s customers and associates.
Kohl’s is expanding its solar program and is beginning construction on 15 new solar locations this year. Currently, more than 6% of the electricity Kohl’s uses to power its business comes from renewable sources. Many Kohl’s locations get up to 50% of their energy from solar. The additional 15 new solar projects will increase Kohl’s installed solar capacity by 10.4% to a total of 56.97 MW.
The company is also continuing to update stores with energy-saving LED lighting and is committed to updating all stores with LED lighting by 2025. This initiative will deliver at least a 20% reduction in Scope 2 emissions.
In November 2021, Kohl’s was one of the first companies to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge, strengthening Kohl’s commitment to reducing GHG gas emissions. As a partner in the challenge, Kohl’s plans to share its carbon reduction progress and strategies to help other organizations leverage our learnings while also establishing a goal of reaching net zero by at least 2050.
Details of these achievements were released with the company's 2021 Environmental Social Governance (ESG) report.