Kohl's Buseness Model

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Kohl’s an Innovative Company

I have worked for Kohl’s over eight years now. And I have never seen or heard of a company that is as environmentally friendly and dedicated to giving back to the community around as Kohl’s is. Through their associate volunteer programs, Kohl’s cares for kids merchandise items, and their go green initiative Kohl’s to me is by far exceeding the average “company standards” on being innovative. Kohl’s cares mission statement “We believe in giving back to the communities we serve, not just with money and resources but also with talent and time. Through our community giving and volunteer program, we support kids' health and education, environmental initiatives nationwide and women's health in Wisconsin, specifically the fight against breast cancer. We envision a future where kids are healthy and resources are plentiful, because the way we see it, giving back also means looking ahead. Since 2001 Kohl’s has been a part of 172,000 volunteer events. While donating over $97 million to charities. In all of those events over 1 million associates have volunteered over 3.2 million hours. Those charity events must meet certain criteria. A minimum of five Kohl's Associates from one Kohl’s location must volunteer for a minimum of three consecutive hours in one day. The activity must benefit a qualifying youth-serving organization, for children ages birth to 18 years of age, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (or Wisconsin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that focuses on breast cancer). Funds must be used to directly support youth, age’s birth to 18 years, community-wide (or breast cancer initiatives for women in the larger Wisconsin community) as classified by the IRS. Kohl's is committed to protecting and conserving the environment by seeking innovative solutions that encourage long-term sustainability. From large-scale…...

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