Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

Responsible corporate citizenship is an important part of our company’s values. This page is intended to help interested investors and stakeholders find commonly requested information on Kohl’s environmental, social and governance programs.

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The EEO-1 Component 1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria, to submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories.


Kohl’s is committed to seeking solutions that encourage long term Sustainability to ensure we are able to leave a smaller footprint on our world today, which will create a more Sustainable tomorrow for our Associates, Customers and Shareholders as well as their families. We are particularly proud to be a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). To learn more about our Sustainability efforts (including Awards, Approach, Partnerships, and Engagement), please click the links below.


At Kohl’s, our purpose — to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives — guides how we work with partners, how we approach philanthropy, how we consider the environment, and how we touch the lives of our customers, associates, and communities. We work toward fulfilling our purpose by living our values every day: Put Customers First, Act with Integrity, Build Great Teams and Drive Results. Keeping our purpose in mind is core not only to our business results, but how we achieve them. As a purpose-led organization, we strive to make a difference in the communities nationwide that our customers, associates and shareholders call home.

Living a fulfilled and healthy life is different for each and every one of us. Understanding and embracing those differences for Kohl’s customers, associates, and communities is not just the right thing to do, but critical to driving growth for the organization. We are committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs, where diversity, equity and inclusion drive innovation and business results while enabling associates and customers to be their authentic selves every single day.

To that end, we are passionate about fostering a best-in-class workplace that celebrates transparency, opportunity and appreciation. We uphold ethical standards for ourselves and our partners to maintain fair business practices. We support our communities through charitable giving and volunteer efforts. We invite you to review the following:


Kohl’s is committed to achieving the highest standards of integrity and performance. We invite you to review the following to learn more about our Governance program: