June 6, 2005

Hudson's Bay Co cuts emissions by nearly 110,000 tonnes

TORONTO, ONT-Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) has reduced the cumulative emissions from its network of stores and distribution centres by nearly 110,000 tonnes from the baseline year 2000, according to its recently-released third annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The reduction, it notes is equivalent to emissions from more than 23,000 cars. The report provides details on Hbc's award-winning energy conservation strategy, which focuses on reducing consumption and emissions from the retailer's operations. Included as well is information on Hbc's ethical sourcing practices, associate wellness and community investment programs. Hbc's CSR report may be viewed on the company's Web site, www.hbc.ca. Hudson's Bay Company, established in 1670, is Canada's oldest corporation and largest department store retailer.

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