Reducing Emissions the Smart Way
Nordstrom works throughout the year to reduce the impact our business has on the environment. This takes many forms, including updating our packaging and installing more energy-efficient lighting systems in our stores.
Celebrating Pride Month
An explosion of color, glitter and love consumed the streets in cities across the U.S. and Canada as communities came together and celebrated Pride Month in June. As in previous years , hundreds of Nordstrom employees joined their local Pride parades wearing rainbow sunglasses, t-shirts and bracelets and helped spread a message of “Love and Peace to You".
Partnering with Shoes That Fit this back-to-school season
This back-to-school season, Nordstrom is proud to partner with our customers and the nonprofit Shoes That Fit to provide 25,000 brand-new, properly fitting shoes to children in need to help start their school year off on the right foot.
Nordstrom joins Pearl Jam in their efforts to fight homelessness
Currently, Seattle's homeless population is the third largest in the country, with more than 12,000 people living without shelter.
Nordstrom was a proud sponsor of the 2018 Special Olympics
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games kicked off earlier this month in Seattle. The event brought together more than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes and coaches, thousands of families, volunteers and spectators from across the country, for a week of family-friendly events and competitions. Athletes competed in 14 team and individual sports, including track and field, basketball, bocce, bowling, flag football, and volleyball.
Recent Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Recognition
We’re excited to share Nordstrom has been recognized by PEOPLE magazine on its PEOPLE magazine on its 2018 Companies That Care list. This list is developed in partnership with Great Place to Work® to highlight top U.S. companies that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating outstanding respect, care and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment.
2017 Sharing Our Progress CSR Report
Our 2017 Sharing Our Progress (SOP) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report is now live! Each year, we report on what we’ve accomplished and our progress toward the company’s 2020 CSR goals. These CSR goals are focused on reducing carbon footprint, conserving resources, offering sustainable and healthier products, giving back and supporting human rights. This report previews the company’s 2018 priorities.
Forterra Tree Planting Event
Reducing the impact our business has on the environment has been a long-standing commitment for us. Carbon emissions contribute significantly to global climate change, and through our partnership with the nonprofit organization Forterra, we are able to address part of our carbon footprint outside of our own walls.
Women-Produced Coffee Launch
We want to be a retailer our customers and employees can be proud of, which is why we regularly look for opportunities to bring our customers products that are made in a responsible way. Beginning May 7, we’ll be offering a series of three women-produced coffees from three different countries. The coffees are each produced by women’s groups addressing gender equality in the coffee industry. From farm ownership to harvesting and sorting the beans, women were integral in the production process of each coffee.
Respecting the Environment: Our Performance in the 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings
February 5, 2018
We’re pleased to share Nordstrom ranked 35th in the 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings, which evaluate the sustainability performance of the 500 largest publicly traded companies headquartered in the U.S. This evaluation recognizes companies’ efforts to use renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize water use, and divert waste from landfill. Our carbon productivity score was especially strong, which means that our greenhouse gas emissions are low, relative to our annual revenue.
Taking Care of Our Communities: Nordstrom Day of Caring
February 5, 2018
Nordstrom employees across the country came together to help support the work of local nonprofit organizations during our annual Day of Caring events. Projects in 2017 ranged from sorting 7,000 pounds of potatoes at a food bank in Newport Beach, California, to sorting donations in preparation for an event benefiting local teens in White Plains, New York. Here are just a few of the volunteer activities our employees took part in during last year's Day of Caring.
Give New Life to Used Clothing
Every year, billions of pounds of clothing end up in landfills. Thanks to our new partnership with Give Back Box®, we're able to offer our customers a better solution that helps give new life to used clothing and accessories, while also supporting local nonprofits. Customers can donate their items by mail (at no cost) and Give Back Box will distribute those donations to local nonprofits. From there, donations will be sold to fund community programs, like job training and education initiatives.
Though Florida holds the official title of Sunshine State, the Golden State of California isn't far behind when it comes to sunny days (fun fact: the bustling city of Los Angeles gets an estimated 292 days of sun every year!). What to do when you have so much of a good thing? Put it to use!
A Milestone Gift
Today marked a milestone moment for Treasure & Bond—we just announced the give-back brand's largest donation ever: a $719,107 gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Canada. The donation (which represents 2.5% of the brand's net sales from February 2, 2016, through January 31, 2017) means we've donated a grand total of more than $1.4 million since we launched the Treasure & Bond brand in 2014.
When Justin Studebaker, a Personal Stylist at our Roseville Galleria store in California, first learned about Koinonia Homes for Teens, he knew he wanted to help. Focused on supporting teens who are struggling with alcohol dependency, the organization has been providing an essential service in the Sacramento community since 1982. Their current programs include Therapeutic Foster Care, Adoption, Day Treatment, Medically Fragile, Residential Group Homes for chemically dependent adolescents and a County Crisis Resolution Center.
March 9, 2015 In summer 2014, we launched our first give-back brand: Treasure & Bond. Because we donate 2.5% of net sales from the brand (that's 5% of net profits), customers are able to enjoy the latest in fashion while giving back at the same time. Girls Inc., an organization that inspires young women and girls to be strong, smart and bold, was the first Treasure & Bond beneficiary. In the six months following the launch of the new brand, $185,000 was raised to enable Girls Inc. to reach even more girls across the country.
A Community Treasure in NYC
After two years of supporting children throughout New York City, Treasure & Bond closed its doors in August 2013. Since it opened, Treasure & Bond has donated more than $200,000 to dozens of impactful New York City charities. We are proud to have had the opportunity to contribute to these organizations and look forward to finding new ways to give back to the community of New York City. The following is a post that ran in January 2013. In August 2011, New York City's Soho neighborhood became home to Treasure & Bond, a store with a unique approach to doing business. With a focus on giving back, the Nordstrom-owned (but independently operated) retailer is located at the intersection of retail and philanthropy.
Powered by the Sun
For the past eight weeks, there's been a flurry of activity at Nordstrom Rack Persimmon Place in Dublin, California—and we don't mean just inside the store. There's also action taking place on the rooftop. It's all part of a smart sustainability initiative led by the mall's owner, Regency Centers. In an effort to supply the shopping center with renewable energy, Regency is adding more than 1,334 solar panels across the entire mall development, with 540 placed on our roof.
Look Great & Give Back: Treasure & Bond
January 1, 2015
Nordstrom has always been committed to offering our customers the latest in fashion and trends. We've also long looked for opportunities to give back to the communities that give us so much. So why not marry the two? Look Great & Give Back. That's the thought behind the new Nordstrom brand, Treasure & Bond.