The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, announced new and expanded sustainability commitments to increase responsible sourcing and improve eco-stewardship by 2020.
A snapshot of Kroger's list of 2020 sustainability goals includes:
- Expanding its 100% sustainable seafood commitment,
- Achieving the EPA's "zero waste" threshold of 90% in all facilities,
- Optimizing 100% of corporate brand packaging, and
- Transitioning toward a 100% 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," says Rodney McMullen, 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.
"Our 10th annual sustainability report highlights our associates' commitment to make a difference for our communities, our planet and each other," says 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.”