Sears Holdings has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program's highest honor: the ENERGY STAR "Corporate Commitment Award."
Sears Holdings received this distinction as a result of its superior achievements and best practices in Product Retailing and Energy Management, and for executing above and beyond industry energy efficiency standards. Sears Holdings is just the fifth corporation to earn the Corporate Commitment distinction in the EPA's history, and is the first company to receive the award since 2005!
Additionally, Kmart achieved the ENERGY STAR "Leaders" recognition for reducing energy consumption by 10 percent. In fact, since January 2008, Kmart has reduced energy consumed in our buildings by 11.4%. Kmart achieved this accomplishment through the use of building energy management systems, sound energy disciplines and store lighting retrofits at over 860 facilities.
Sears Holdings has worked with ENERGY STAR® for more than 13 years and continues to demonstrate our dedication as a sustainable retailer. Through internal and external initiatives, we educate our customers and associates about the importance and benefits of energy efficiency for the environment and empower them to purchase products with an energy star rating, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency.