Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

At Kohl’s, our purpose is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. We believe that this extends to our Associates, Customers and Shareholders in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) areas as well. This page contains a wealth of information that describes our Company’s commitments and efforts in these ESG areas. We are particularly proud to be a Member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).


Kohl’s is committed to seeking solutions that encourage long term Sustainability to ensure Kohl’s is able to leave a smaller footprint on our world today which will create a more Sustainable tomorrow for our Associates, Customers, Shareholders, as well as their families. We invite you learn more about our Sustainability efforts (including Awards, Approach, Partnerships, and Engagement) from 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 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 the highest standards of integrity and performance which is supported by a governance program that reinforces this expectation. We were recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2020 and continue to invest in the advancement of our governance practices. We invite you to review the following to learn more about our Governance program: