Last updated on July 12th, 2016 at 09:41 am
The Kroger Co. has released new and expanded sustainability commitments to increase responsible sourcing and improve eco-stewardship by 2020.
Kroger’s list of 2020 sustainability goals includes:
- Expanding its 100 percent sustainable seafood commitment;
- Achieving the EPA’s “zero waste” threshold of 90 percent in all facilities;
- Optimizing 100 percent of corporate brand packaging; and
- Transitioning toward a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain.
“Our goal is to be a positive force for change in our communities and to drive sustainability and innovation across the supply chain,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “We believe that our 2020 goals set the course for this important, ongoing journey.”
Kroger also released its 10th annual sustainability report, which is available online.
“Our tenth annual sustainability report highlights our associates’ commitment to make a difference for our communities, our planet and each other,” said McMullen. “The report outlines Kroger’s growing focus on responsible sourcing and our progress in the fight against hunger, reducing our carbon footprint and moving toward ‘zero waste’ in our stores and facilities.”
Kroger has 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.