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April 22, 2013

Ann Inc. said it has already surpassed its 2015 emission goal by reducing its carbon footprint by 8% per square foot.

New York -- Ann Inc. said Monday it has already surpassed its 2015 emission goal by reducing its carbon footprint by 8% per square foot.

The parent of Ann Taylor and Loft has now upped its objective, setting a new goal of reducing emissions per square foot by 30% by 2015.

The to-date reductions in carbon emissions were achieved through the implementation of key programs ranging from the installation of in-store energy-efficient lighting to behavioral change campaigns for associates.

May 9, 2012

Chicago-based General Growth Properties is taking steps toward reducing the carbon footprint of four New Jersey-area malls by outfitting them with state-of-the-art solar panels.

Chicago-based General Growth Properties is taking steps toward reducing the carbon footprint of four New Jersey-area malls by outfitting them with state-of-the-art solar panels.

Bridgewater Commons (shown here), Paramus Park, Willowbrook Mall and Woodbridge Center will in total be equipped with 20,000 5.1 megawatt panels that will provide an estimated 12% of the properties’ energy needs.

January 17, 2012

The Grupo Pao de Acucar, the largest retailer in South America, has selected the SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand solution to monitor and manage carbon emissions and energy consumption in each of its 1,832 stores.

New York City -- The Grupo Pao de Acucar, the largest retailer in South America, has selected the SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand solution to monitor and manage carbon emissions and energy consumption in each of its 1,832 stores. The solution, from SAP, will help the group, long recognized as a sustainability leader for retailers both in Latin America and globally, to more effectively control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase the data quality of environmental reports submitted to financial and sustainability regulatory agencies.

January 26, 2011

Ikea plans to use solar energy in its store under construction in the Denver suburb of Centennial.

New York City -- Ikea plans to use solar energy in its store under construction in the Denver suburb of Centennial. Pending governmental permits, installation of solar panels on the store’s roof will begin in February, with completion by grand opening this fall.

December 14, 2010

Despite the uncertain economic environment, retailers are continuing to invest in green measures, according to a new report by RSR Research.

Despite the uncertain economic environment, retailers are continuing to invest in green measures, according to a new report by RSR Research. What’s more, the number of retailers who believe that environmentally responsible initiatives are born out of good business sense is on the rise, up to 61% in 2010 from 49% the previous year.

December 8, 2010

Target on Wednesday outlined a series of comprehensive sustainability commitments.

Minneapolis -- Target on Wednesday outlined a series of comprehensive sustainability commitments. The retailer set several key milestones for resource use, waste elimination and carbon footprint reduction, which the company aims to achieve by 2016, including earning the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star designation for at least 75% of its buildings.

Target’s other 2016 goals are:

June 23, 2010

The Kroger Co. has reduced its overall energy consumption more than 27% since 2000, according...

March 3, 2010

The Home Depot said it has reduced its U.S. store energy use by 2.6 billion...

May 31, 2008

There is no getting around it: Green is everywhere these days (including at ...

May 31, 2008

Kohl's said that it has earned the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star label for 50...

March 9, 2008

Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market announced Monday that its new store in Glastonbury, Conn., will...

January 31, 2008

As energy-conservation chatter has become as commonplace as discussions about today’s weather, retailers are...

October 2, 2007

El Segundo, Calif., ...

September 30, 2007

As the spotlight continues to focus on companies that are reducing their carbon footprints, the...

September 30, 2007

For Office Depot, environmental stewardship is a multifaceted commitment encompassing all parts of the company,...

April 30, 2007

Tesco, the fifth-largest retailer in the world, has taken another major step in its ongoing...