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J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

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Sells family apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories and home furnishings through department stores, catalog and the Internet

Ticker: JCP ISIN: US7081601061
Address: 6501 LEGACY DRIVE , USA , Plano , TX , 75024-3698 Website: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
Phone #: 1-972-4311000 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

  Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 57 47 56 63 59
Retail
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Wholesale Trade
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
USA
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Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 59% 16% 47% 67% 72%
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Special Issues: Gay & Lesbian Sensitive

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  Community Employees
Community Dev & Philanthropy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
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Retail
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All company average 53 54 55 58 55 55
USA
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environmant Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
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Retail
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Wholesale Trade
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
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Percentile rankings

Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Community Employees
Community Dev & Philantrophy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 21% 49% 8% 50% 27% 58%
Retail
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Wholesale Trade
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USA
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environment Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 72% 64% 71% 78% 74% 57%
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USA
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1 Special Issues Affect This Company (see a list of issues here)

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Retail
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Overall database 266 2.8
USA
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Data source element name Minimum value Value provided by datasource Maximum value Data description
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.3353 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 2662.7928 NA
BSI 50 65.8533 88.4717 NA
Domicile UNITED STATES NA
Enterprise Value NA 7941.071 NA NA
Reviewed ? YES NA
Sector Consumer, Cyclical NA
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Brand Value 2013 11.095 3008.9476 67875.2014 NA
BSI 50 65.8533 89.6275 NA
Domicile UNITED STATES NA
Sector Consumer, Cyclical NA
Reviewed SJD NA
Brand Rating 2013 BBB AA- AAA+ NA
Enterprise Value 2013 0 6111.8369 435750.9811
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) 0.009 0.5301 1.07 NA
Brand Value 2014 10 3008.9476 87304 A brand strength is assessed by using our Brand Strength Index framework. This benchmarks the strength, risk and future potential of a brand relative to its competitors by assessing input measures, brand equity measures, and output performance across four
BSI 51.3 63.9391 94.2 NA
Domicile UNITED STATES NA
Enterprise Value 2014 66 6809.7988 526619 NA
Sector Consumer, Cyclical NA
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Proxy filed Yes NA
Proxy voting decisions for the company http://www.calpers-governance.org/proxyvoting/proxy/ticker-results?ticker=JCP NA
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8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 NA 13638000
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. USD($)
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Other Manager/Officer Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
12. Attachments NA
12. Further Information NA
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Decreased
12.1a Reason of change Emissions reduction activities, Divestment, Acquisitions, Mergers, Change in output, Change in methodology, Change in boundary, Change in physical operating conditions, Unidentified, Other
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next 2 years Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes
2. Attachments NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA A specific climate change risk management process NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA Beyond 2013, jcpenney will refocus on developing processes and teams to align risk assessments for raw material availability, supplier social and environmental compliance with an overall corporate risk assessment strategy NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA How the business strategy has been influenced: jcpenney recognizes that different facets of our stores and supply chain operations have environmental impacts, such as Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Focusing our sustainability strategy on these facets ha NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) Yes
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA NA NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? No
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA Overall energy conservation investment was over $8.78 million in 2012 NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Intensity target Absolute and intensity targets
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA How emissions avoided: jcpenney offers home products that help our customers reduce their energy usage (e.g. energy saving window coverings, energy saving kitchen small electrical appliances and Quick-Dri towels, etc.). In 2012, jcpenney launched two Xers NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 2 13 Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities.
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Internal finance mechanisms NA
4. Attachments NA
4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information NA
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 0 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA References: 5.1B (1) http://www.epa.gov/smartway/documents/resources/awards/2009awards.pdf (2) http://www.vics.org/meetings_events/2010-vics-collaborative-commerce-achievement-awards/ NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
5.1a. Climate change risks driven by changes in regulation Yes
5.1c. Climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters Yes
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA B-1: jcpenney products require various raw materials such as cotton. The cost and availability of these raw materials can be adversely affected by climatic conditions such as changes to precipitation patterns or extended droughts. jcpenney plans to mitiga NA
5.1e.Climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA C-1: Some US consumers have heightened expectations from brands and retailers with respect to the social and environmental sustainability attributes of their products. These expectations are increasingly driving consumer purchasing decisions, and accordin NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency Yes
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA The physical impacts of climate change are difficult to accurately quantify and predict. Therefore jcpenney has identified risks associated with physical impacts of climate change and not opportunities. jcpenney’s involvement in various industry groups su NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA jcpenney does not currently see any opportunities resulting from other climate-related developments. Only risks have been identified at this time. jcpenney’s involvement in various industry groups such as Sustainable Apparel Coalition(SAC) will enable us NA
7. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/70/22370/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/7.EmissionsMethodology/jcpenney CDP 2013 Emission Factors.xlsx NA
7. Further Information NA NA NA
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e NA Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
2013 Performance Band E B A NA
2013 Score 0 76 100 NA
0. Attachments NA NA NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA NA NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading retailers for apparel and home furnishings. The Company is dedicated to being America’s preferred retail destination for unmatched style, quality and value. Across 1,100 stores and at jcp.com, cust NA
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 156 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 64 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 1333 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 2.9 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Executive Diversity 0 0.18 0.41 Percentage of officers and directors that are female.
Percentage of Profit 0 0.003 1.086 Percentage of profit donated.
Rank 500 273 1 NA
Toxicity produced 773771631 1081557 0 In pounds.
Toxicity released 113515588 132413 0 In pounds.
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Guidelines NA Non - GRI NA This field indicates which version of the GRI Guidelines is used for the reporting. As of publication year 2009, GRI only includes reporting that makes use of the G3 Guidelines, which were released in October 2006.
Integrated No GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Publication Year 2014 GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Region NA Northern America NA Region the organization operates in.
Report Html Address NA NA NA URL of the report location.
Report Pdf Address NA http://jcpenney.mobular.net/jcpenney/212/1/1/document_0/JCPenney_SustainabilityReport.pdf NA Location of a PDF version of the report.
Report Title NA 2013 Sustainability Report NA Title of the report.
Sector NA Retailers NA Industry sector.
Sector Supplements (Final) NA NA NA This field indicates if the reporting organization has made use of one of the final Sector Supplements and which one. If ‘not used’ is indicated, it means that one of the final Sector Supplements is applicable, but has not been used. If ‘not applicable’ i
Size NA MNE NA GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
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Industry Department Stores The company's industry sector
Public Note NA Comments on any public note about the statement
Sector Consumer Discretionary The company's industry sector
Statement http://www.jcpenney.net/-Our-Company-aspx/Corporate-Social-Responsibility/California-Transparency-in-Supply-Chain-Act-FINAL.aspx The company's statement location
Statement--Trasparency No Yes Yes Companies with a posted statement addressing at least three of the five SB-657 requirements are awarded a check mark.
Website http://www.jcpenney.com/ The company's web site
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Disclosure 0 49.9 100 Environmental disclosure was included as a stand-alone score to assess each company’s transparency with regard to its environmental performance. Specifically, this score evaluates the breadth and quality of company environmen
Green Score 21.4 61.7 82.9 NA
Envtl. Mgmt. 21.3 62.2 91.9 Based on an analysis of companies tracked in Sustainalytics’ Global Platform, the Environmental Management Score is an assessment of how a company manages its environmental performance through policies, programs, targets, certifications, and the like. To
Envtl. Impact 0 63.8 89 Based on data compiled by Trucost, this is a comprehensive, quantitative, and standardized measurement of the overall environmental impact of a company’s global operations. More than 700 metrics—including emissions of nine key greenhouse gases, water use,
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Envtl. Mgmt. 28.6 62.2 91.9 Based on an analysis of companies tracked in Sustainalytics’ Global Platform, the Environmental Management Score is an assessment of how a company manages its environmental performance through policies, programs, targets, certifications, and the like. To
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Rank 500 193 1 NA
Disclosure 0 49.9 100 Environmental disclosure was included as a stand-alone score to assess each company’s transparency with regard to its environmental performance. Specifically, this score evaluates the breadth and quality of company environmen
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Corporate Governance 3 1.8 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 24 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 3 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 1.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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RQ 69.12 The Annual RQ is an assessment tool that captures perceptions of corporate reputations across industries, among multiple audiences, and is adaptable to countries outside the United States, grouped into six dimensions of reputation: Products & Services, Fi
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include_measurement 0 1 1 Does your COP identify targets, define performance indicators and measure outcomes?
references_anti_corruption 0 0 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to anti-corruption?
references_environment 0 0 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to the environment?
references_human_rights 0 0 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to human rights?
references_labour 0 0 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to labour rights?
starts_on NA 04/08/2013 NA Start Date
differentiation NA NA NA At what level is the declarer?
ends_on NA 07/01/2013 NA End Date
format NA reporting_cycle_adjustment NA How is your COP shared with stakeholders?
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