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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:35 AM

Kroger to accelerate sustainability efforts

Kroger Co. said it intends to accelerate its efforts to achieve greater sustainability by 2020, even as it noted its success in achieving or exceeding many of the sustainability goals it set for 2015.

“We intend to push faster and more accelerated improvements across all areas of our business,” Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of the Cincinnati-based chain, said. “Our annual sustainability report contains quantifiable evidence of the progress we are making.”

According to the chain’s eighth annual sustainability report issued Wednesday, Kroger’s immediate goals include establishing its first-ever water conservation targets for its stores, moving the store base to “zero waste” and attempting to source 100% certified sustainable palm oil for its manufacturing facilities.

Kroger said it is committed to reducing water consumption at its stores by 5% this year, following a reduction in water usage at its manufacturing plants last year of 61 million gallons.

Read More: http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/kroger-accelerate-sustainability-efforts#ixzz373ZnFf1i

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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 09:01 AM

1. If the closest Kroger were not 300 miles away from me, I'd be shopping there.

But it's just too far to go for a quart of milk.

I hope other chains follow suit so I can support this effort.

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