TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX SCC) has been
named the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Retailer of the Year by Natural Resources Canada. This is the 6th year in a row that Sears received this prestigious award from the
Government of Canada for empowering customers to reduce their energy
use, and the seventh time overall since the program launched in 2003.
"Sears Canada is committed to making a broad selection of ENERGY STAR
qualified products widely available, accessible and affordable to our
customers," said Doug Campbell, President and CEO, Sears Canada.
"Sears is proud to be recognized as a leader in promoting energy
efficiency and helping Canadians choose products that will reduce their
household environmental impacts and emissions."
In 2007 Sears made a commitment to cut the Company's carbon footprint by
20% by the end of 2013 and 50% by 2020, with a mission to help
customers do the same. In 2012 Sears exceeded the 20% reduction target
more than a year ahead of schedule, by focusing efforts on bringing
energy efficiency and avoidance of waste into daily retail operations.
Sears is on track to meet the aggressive 50% carbon reduction target by
2020 with a number of initiatives. These include the energy efficient
LED lighting retrofit which began in 2011, using building automation
and control systems and driving behavioural change through the Live Green @ Sears program, comprised of an associate volunteer network of Green Captains.
Also contributing to the 2020 carbon reduction target is the successful
implementation of a company-wide paper optimization campaign. Sears
offices now have fewer printers, print retention technology is utilized
to avoid paper waste, the printing of hard copy business reports has
been reduced to encourage the use of digitized versions and the number
of Sears flyers printed for store use has been right-sized to reduce
Here are some ENERGY STAR qualified major appliances on sale this
weekend (Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November 24) at Sears:
Samsung 22.5 cu ft ENERGY STAR counter-depth fridge with bottom freezer
in effect until December 5, 2013)
$1799.99 (Reg. $2799.99)
Kenmore Elite front-load steam laundry pair
ENERGY STAR 4.6 cu. Ft. Washer (item #49356)
7.4 cu. Ft. Dryer (item #89356)
$1799.98 (Reg. ($2499.98)
Kenmore ENERGY STAR tall tub dishwasher
$599.99 (Reg. $849.99)
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes
181 corporate stores, 241 hometown dealer stores, over 1,400 catalogue
and online merchandise pick-up locations, 101 Sears Travel offices and
a nationwide home maintenance, repair and installation network. The
Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise
catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.
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