J.C. Penney recognized for green efforts

Plano, Texas J.C. Penney Co. said late Monday it has been recognized by Dow Jones as one of the leading companies in North America for corporate sustainability.

J.C. Penney also ranked No. 44 in Newsweek magazine’s inaugural Green Rankings, which selected the 500 “Greenest Big Companies in America.”

“Being named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and included in Newsweek’s first Green Rankings is welcome recognition for the work being done by our associates across the company to incorporate sustainable practices into our business,” said Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III, chairman and CEO.

The DJSI North America selects the top 20% of companies in sustainability performance from the 600 largest companies in North America.

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