Kmart Corporation

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10% Improvement (2012)

Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Country Living, Route 66 and Smart Sense. Kmart operates over 1,200 retail stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kmart offers customers a wide array of products including consumer electronics, seasonal merchandise, outdoor living, toys, lawn and garden equipment, food and consumables, and apparel. Joining as a commercial buildings partner in late 2009 and as a product retail partner in 2011, Kmart is proud of its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program. At Sears Holdings, the Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability teams have driven the message of energy conservation as a key sustainability strategy throughout all levels of the Kmart organization, from the company's corporate headquarters to its store associates. With its vast building footprint, Kmart recognizes its significant potential to promote a healthy planet by reducing energy use. Each year, the Energy Management team develops an energy plan with aggressive energy goals for each individual facility. Since joining the ENERGY STAR program, Kmart has integrated ENERGY STAR energy performance scores into the annual energy goal-setting process for each facility, and earned EPA's ENERGY STAR certification for 102 buildings in 2010, and 42 stores in 2011. Moreover, building energy consumption is a pivotal performance metric used to evaluate facility management nationwide. Facility managers are rated through a scorecard every month, with energy management bearing the most weight of all performance metrics.

In 2011, Kmart Corporation achieved ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition for exceeding the Leaders 10% energy reduction threshold for its portfolio of buildings. In fact, since January 2008, Kmart has reduced energy consumed in their buildings by 11.4%. This equates to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 176,046 MtCO2e/year. Kmart has achieved this accomplishment through store lighting retrofits at over 860 facilities, the use of building energy management systems, and sound energy disciplines. In addition, in 2011, Kmart worked with the ENERGY STAR program to develop an internal energy efficiency competition among Kmart stores, called the Kmart Kilowatt Challenge. This summertime competition engaged associates in energy reduction efforts and provided educational tips on how stores can reduce their everyday consumption. Kmart is proud of its Leaders recognition and will continue to integrate ENERGY STAR principles into its corporate sustainability strategy.