2022 Noteworthy Company | Kohl's
“With such a large retail footprint — and one that serves millions of families from diverse backgrounds — Kohl’s has the opportunity to make meaningful change in creating a more inclusive and equitable future. As the country continues to address racial inequities, we are committed to being part of making measurable progress for more equitable actions and outcomes. While we know there is much more to do, we are driven by the progress we have made and the promise of more to come.”
Michelle A. BanksChief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
“Our ongoing commitment to embed equity and D&I across our business requires evolving our journey of listening, learning and taking action. As Kohl’s continues to serve families nationwide, we hold ourselves accountable for inspiring empathy as well as addressing bias to positively affect our people, customers and community.”
From The Company
Kohl’s is committed to our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy focused on Our People, Our Customers and Our Community. This strategy accelerates how we are embedding D&I throughout our business and holding ourselves accountable by measuring our results and progress. Led by our D&I team, influenced by our cross-functional D&I task force and championed by our D&I council and Business Resource Groups (BRGs), Kohl’s developed strategic goals in 2022 to enhance our D&I efforts. We are purposeful in attracting, growing and engaging more diverse talent, we launched an in-house Diversity Design Council to develop, purchase and curate culturally relevant products. As a continuation of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, in 2021, we renewed our commitment with donations of nearly $1 million in total to five nonprofit Hometown Partners that help under-represented communities. On a national level, we provided more than $700,000 in total grants supporting organizations making an impact in our communities. We will continue to provide access to embed and activate supplier diversity best practices to support our pledge to triple our spending among diverse suppliers by 2025. Kohl’s is committed to being part of the positive change.