MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s has received the Gregg Cooke Visionary Program Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, for its efforts to promote clean air.
The award recognizes Kohl’s for its use of clean-air technology, its community-action campaign and its transportation efficiency. According to a statement from the retailer, 100 percent of Kohl’s purchased electricity usage comes from renewable energy resources through its solar program and the purchase of renewable energy certificates. The company is also a member of the Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Steering Committee, and works to support clean-air initiatives here. Kohl’s also moves more than 40 percent of its merchandise to distribution centers by way of rail, which, it said, is three times cleaner than ground transportation.
The Gregg Cooke Award is bestowed as part of the EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Awards Program, which annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have launched efforts to improve air quality.