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Last Update: Feb 20th, 2020
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Recycled Content

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[By 2020] Kroger will utilize at least 20% post-consumer recycled content in its packaging for corporate brand manufactured products.

Responsible Fiber Sourcing

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Statement Of Support

Increase certified virgin fiber sourcing from well-managed forests. Kroger will accept the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for paperboard packaging.

Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

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Kroger is steadfast in its efforts to remove BPA from the linings of Our Brands packages.

As part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, we are phasing out use-once, throw-it-away plastic bags and transitioning to reusable bags in our stores by 2025.

Energy Consumption

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Kroger will reduce cumulative energy (electricity) consumption by 40% by 2020, using 2000 as a baseline year.

Kroger will improve our Ton Miles Per Gallon (TMPG) by 20% by 2020, using a 2010 baseline.

Material Efficiency

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We will reduce the amount of plastic resin by 10 million pounds for Kroger manufactured products cumulatively by 2020, using a 2015 baseline.

Water Consumption

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Kroger will reduce water consumption by 5% by 2020 in its supermarkets, using 2015 as a baseline year.

Kroger Manufacturing sets annual goals to reduce water usage intensity by 3% (water consumption per unit produced) across all our plants.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Kroger committed to reduce refrigerant leaks by 9% in its stores by 2016, as part of the EPA’s GreenChill Program.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Kroger aims to ultimately meet and exceed EPA’s Zero Waste threshold of 90% diversion from landfill in our facilities by 2020.

We are committed to eliminating food waste across our company so that no food is going to landfill by 2025.

Improving Recovery Infrastructure

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Statement Of Support

Kroger will support the expansion of infrastructure to increase the availability and accessibility of recycling for Our Brands packaging through industry, governmental and non-governmental forums, where feasible.

Design For Recovery

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Statement Of Support

Through the design optimized process, Kroger will strive to increase the recyclability of Our Brands manufactured plastic packaging.

Increasing Recycling

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Kroger will recycle over 200 million pounds more plastic by the end of 2020, from a baseline of 2016.

Kroger will recover over 3.3 billion tons of cardboard annually by the end of 2020.

Kroger is committed to enabling customer sustainability and increasing the recyclability communication on all applicable Our Brands packaging by 2020. We forecast that each year we will triple the amount of products that have our PLEASE RECYCLE directive and chasing arrows symbol on our products’ packaging labels.

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