The Goals Database
Responsible Fiber Sourcing
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
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.
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.
Manufacturing / Operational Waste
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
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.
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.