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Sears Holdings Corporation

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Sears Holdings Corporation, the publicly traded parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co., is the nation's fourth largest breadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada.

Ticker: SHLD ISIN: US8123501061
Address: 3333 Beverly Road , USA , Hoffman Estates , IL , 60179 Website: Sears Holdings Corporation
Phone #: (847) 286-2500 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

  Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
Sears Holdings Corporation 54 45 52 59 56
Retail
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Wholesale Trade
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
USA
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Percentile Rankings

Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
Sears Holdings Corporation 42% 12% 31% 52% 61%
Retail
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Ratings History

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  Community Employees
Community Dev & Philanthropy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
Sears Holdings Corporation
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Retail
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Wholesale Trade
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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
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Retail
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
USA
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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
Sears Holdings Corporation 24% 11% 18% 53% 22% 28%
Retail
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environment Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
Sears Holdings Corporation 50% 49% 59% 69% 50% 61%
Retail
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3 Special Issues Affect This Company (see a list of issues here)

Military Contractor Gay & Lesbian Sensitive Animal Test User
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Retail
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Overall database 756 8.1 266 2.8 115 1.2
USA
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.5121 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 2615.2035 NA
BSI 50 58.7234 88.4717 NA
Domicile UNITED STATES NA
Enterprise Value NA 5108.9659 NA NA
Reviewed ? YES NA
Sector Consumer, Cyclical NA
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Brand Value 2013 11.095 2543.7902 67875.2014 NA
BSI 50 58.7234 89.6275 NA
Domicile UNITED STATES NA
Sector Consumer, Cyclical NA
Reviewed SJD NA
Brand Rating 2013 BBB A+ AAA+ NA
Enterprise Value 2013 0 4453.1233 435750.9811
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Brand Value 2014 10 2605.1859 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 52 94.2 NA
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Sector Consumer, Cyclical NA
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0. Further Information NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of ShopYourWay, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and r NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
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 The financial implications and opportunities directly related to a change in consumer demand are substantial. Therefore, the Company is making it easier for customers to adapt to a green lifestyle. In the past year, the Company launched a number of green NA 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 Sears Holdings does not consider itself to be exposed to significant regulatory risks. The Company currently has policies and procedures addressing compliance with current laws and regulations related to climate change. The Company is confident that it ca 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 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 NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA 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; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
6.1b. 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 SHC's analysis of financial opportunities around cap and trade schemes is simple. The Company feels that due to the non-manufacturing market segments it operates in, the year-over-year absolute reduction in emissions, and the low probability of a near-te NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA No NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. 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 NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA 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 The Company views physical changes as unfortunate events that not only disrupt its supply chain, but also harm the communities and customers it conducts business with. They can also greatly impact one of the best assets SHC has - its employees. Even duri NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA Yes NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 NA 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA No NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA SHC's Environmental Sustainability group has been developing its climate change policy over the past several years. At the time of this submission, a draft policy has been completed. If adopted, the policy will include an absolute emissions reduction ta 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 NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA SHC makes very strong efforts to provide our customers with the products and services to allow them to reduce their overall carbon footprint. One of the most significant initiatives for SHC is that we were the first broadline retailer to join the U.S. En NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 3 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Internal finance mechanisms, Financial optimization calculations NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA 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 physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
5.1b. 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 NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA 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 Senior Manager/Officer Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA Sears Holdings' Environmental Sustainability & Green Leadership team is housed in the Supply Chain & Logistics Department. The Company’s Sustainability team is spearheaded by a Vice President of Logistics Operations & Support and a Director of Environment NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No No Yes NA
13. Further Information NA NA NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Decreased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA Moderately Decreased NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Decrease: Emissions reduction activities, Decrease: Divestment, Increase: Unidentified NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: , Increase: , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 62 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E D A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA SHC indirectly influences policy in regards to climate change through external consultants and a retail industry lobbying group called the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No No Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA NA NA NA
Management 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? NA 1 NA NA
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 The total portfolio of SHC's inventory and buildings sums in the billions of dollars. In 2011, more than $14,500,000 in reported expenses were incurred due to repairing and replacing buildings and goods that were the direct or indirect result of extreme NA NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA There are no documented processes for assessing and managing risks and opportunities from climate change NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA NA NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA SHC's Energy Team actively monitors climate change trends and adjusts its forecasts based on the data. They assess the impact both in terms of expected energy usage and financial impact for the Company's forecasting purposes. The Environmental Affairs t NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA In 2012, SHC will pilot the use of propane vans within our Home Services fleet. 27 propane vans have been purchased and will hit the roads beginning July 2012 in the greater Seattle, WA region. Preliminary analysis puts the estimated GHG emissions reduc NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No No Absolute and intensity targets 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 two years Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes 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 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 SHC's position as a retailer with a diversified portfolio of real estate does not put it in a position to yield benefits from the changes in the physical climate. SHC considers itself to be susceptible to the risks and does not foresee financial benefits NA 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 NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA In 2011, SHC began enhanced tracking of refrigerant data. Due to this improvement, SHC was able to restate base year Scope 1 emissions. The Company assumed 2011 refrigerant emissions to be consistent with prior years, dating back to its 2007 baseline. NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
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. NA USD($) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) NA NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA NA NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 NA 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 NA 8071070 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 Yes NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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2014 CEI Rating 100 NA
Firm-wide Organizational Competency Programs (10 points) Yes Yes NA
Fortune 1000 850 65 1 NA
Has Employer-Supported Employee Resource Group OR Firm-Wide Diversity Council (10 points) Yes Yes NA
Has Parity Across Other “Soft” Benefits for Partners (10 points) Yes Yes NA
Headquarters Location Hoffman Estates, Il NA
Offers Partner Health/Medical Insurance (15 points) Yes Yes NA
Offers Transgender-Inclusive Health Insurance Coverage (10 points) Yes Yes NA
Positively Engages the External LGBT Community (15 points) Yes Yes NA
Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression (15 points) Yes Yes NA
Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation (15 points) Yes Yes NA
Responsible Citizenship Employers will have 25 points deducted from their score for a large-scale official or public anti-LGBT blemish on their recent records (-25 points) NA Yes NA
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 114 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 18 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 1446 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 2.5 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 0.1 0.41 Percentage of officers and directors that are female.
Percentage of Profit 0 0 1.086 Percentage of profit donated.
Rank 500 171 1 NA
Toxicity produced 773771631 100704 0 In pounds.
Toxicity released 113515588 6542 0 In pounds.
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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.sears.com/cscasupplychain2010/nb-120000000195350 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.searsholdings.com/ The company's web site
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Disclosure 0 66.6 100 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 58 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 64.3 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 58 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
Green Score 0 61.7 100 NA
Rank 500 194 1 NA
Disclosure 0 66.6 100 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 0.2 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.
Current RRI 86 30 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 0.2 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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