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Kohl’s, JCPenney and Macy’s beat Wal-Mart in Newsweek green ranking

New York – Newsweek magazine today released its ranking of the 500 greenest companies in the United States, naming Kohl’s as the greenest retail company and ranking it No. 18 among all companies.

Newsweek reported: “[Kohl’s] has the largest solar power program of any retailer globally; and pursues green building certification." Kohl'st operates 78 locations with solar panels and has a near-term goal of getting to 100. In late 2008, the retailer began to sell reusable shopping bags. 

JCPenney ranked 4th within the retail sector and 44th among the 500. Macy’s and Wal-Mart ranked 5th and 6th, respectively, in the retail group and 50th and 59th, respectively on the big chart.

Other retail scores among the top 20 included:

Target: 10Big Lots: 13Lowe’s: 14Amazon: 15Nordstom: 16


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