Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. celebrated the five-year anniversary of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact plan.
Launched in 2017, the program remains the centerpiece of the company’s environmental, social and governance strategy. It is widely recognized as an industry-leading platform for collective action and systems change.
“As America’s largest grocer, Kroger is committed to building a more resilient, equitable and sustainable food system for generations to come,” said Keith Dailey, Kroger’s group VP of corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer.
“We are so proud of everything our more than 420,000 associates accomplished in the last five years. The unique ways our teams embraced the challenge to help end hunger and waste in our communities are inspirational. We cannot wait to see how they continue to bring the strategy to life.”
Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitments aim to drive positive impacts for people and our planet by increasing access to fresh, affordable food; advancing sustainability by reducing emissions and food waste; changing systems through strategic philanthropy; and catalyzing innovation.
“We’ve learned a lot since introducing our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan five years ago,” said Denise Osterhues, senior director of ESG and president of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation.
“It’s clear that as a grocery retailer, Kroger has a unique role to play in the future of food, from the way it is produced and transported to the way it is purchased and consumed. We are incredibly grateful to the nonprofit and for-profit organizations who amplify our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste mission at the national and local levels. Collective action is truly the key to our shared success.”
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