Ethics At Kohl's

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"At Kohl's, we live out our values each day by acting with integrity, honoring our commitments, treating others with respect, and making ethical decisions."

- Michelle Gass, Kohl's chief executive officer


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2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies

For the past two years, Kohl’s has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The World's Most Ethical Companies is an annual assessment conducted by the Ethisphere Institute that looks at five key categories of a company including its ethics and compliance program, culture of ethics, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance, and leadership and reputation.


Code Of Ethics

Kohl’s is committed to the highest standards of integrity and maintains a Code of Ethics to guide ethical decision-making for associates. We require associates to take annual ethics training, which is refreshed each year to cover relevant topics. The training helps connect ethics to an associate’s day-to-day job responsibilities and promotes honesty, integrity and fairness. We also require managers to complete an annual training to understand the role they play in upholding Kohl’s ethical culture, leading with integrity, and creating a work environment that reflects our Code of Ethics.

Learn more about our Code of Ethics here.


Integrity Hotline

As members of Kohl’s team, all associates are responsible for reporting suspected violations through Kohl’s Integrity Hotline or other internal reporting options. Learn more about Kohl’s Integrity Hotline here.

Learn more about Kohl's Integrity Hotline here.


Business Partner Code of Conduct

Kohl’s has established a Business Partner Code of Conduct to assist our third-party contractors in identifying ethical issues that may arise in their interactions with Kohl’s associates or at a Kohl’s location. We expect our Business Partners to conduct business in a lawful, ethical manner and to report any concerns or potential violations.

Learn more about Kohl’s Business Partner Code of Conduct here.