600 E. Water Street, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22902

434.817.1424

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Kroger Co., The

Last Update: Jan 6th, 2021
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Recycled Content

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Goal

[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 for paperboard packaging.

Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

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In 2018, we developed a national plan to eliminate single-use plastic grocery shopping bags by 2025

To address any concerns our customers may have about Bisphenol A (BPA) in product packaging, we have been working to limit the presence of BPA in the Our Brands portfolio.

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.

Improving Recovery Infrastructure

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Statement Of Support

Support the expansion of infrastructure to increase the availability and accessibility of recycling for Our Brands product packaging.

Design For Recovery

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

Increasing Recycling

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Goal

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.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Kroger aims to ultimately meet and exceed the Zero Waste threshold of 90% diversion from landfill by 2020

Water Consumption

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Achieve 3% annual reduction in water consumed per unit produced in our plants. Achieve 5% water savings in supermarkets by 2020, using a 2015 baseline year

Energy Consumption

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Achieve 40% electricity savings in supermarkets by 2020, using 2000 as a baseline year. Achieve 3% annual reduction in electricity consumed per unit produced in our plants. Achieve 3% annual reduction in natural gas consumed per unit produced in our plants

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