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J.C. Penney recognized for green efforts

BY CSA STAFF

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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GameStop makes Newsweek’s “Greenest” list

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Grapevine, Texas GameStop Corp. said Monday it is included in Newsweek magazine’s inaugural “Greenest Big Companies in America” Top 500 ranking.

The retailer ranked 36th out of 52 retailers and 228th out of the 500 companies included on the list.

The comprehensive list is also viewable online at newsweek.com.

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Webinar attendance reflects growing interest in solar energy

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New York City As interest in sustainability grows, more retail customers are investigating options to utilize renewable energy and own or buy electricity at a fixed rate and take advantage of tax credits. A solar photovoltaic system, for example, provides both a sustainable energy solution and options for long-term electricity price stability, along with many additional benefits.

Chain Store Age and Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider Electric hosted a Webinar on Thursday, called “Introduction to Solar Solutions for Retail Environments” that examined solar technology and the steps required to implement a successful solar energy system in a retail environment. The event attracted hundreds of attendees, reflecting the growing interest in solar energy.

Sign in to access an archive version of the Webinar by visiting chainstoreage.com/Schneider.

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