Kroger Celebrates Anniversary of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Impact Initiative

Published on: 01 October 2022
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The Kroger Co. celebrated the fifth anniversary of its ambitious Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact initiative throughout September. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, introduced in 2017, is the focal point of the company's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy.

Keith Dailey, Kroger's group vice president of corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer, said: 

"As America's largest grocer, Kroger is committed to building a more resilient, equitable and sustainable food system for generations to come. We are so proud of everything our more than 420,000 associates accomplished in the last five years. The unique ways our teams embraced the challenge to help end hunger and waste in our communities are inspirational. We cannot wait to see how they continue to bring the strategy to life."

Kroger's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitments aim to benefit people and the environment by boosting access to fresh, affordable food, enhancing sustainability by lowering emissions and food waste, transforming systems through strategic philanthropy, and catalysing innovation.

Denise Osterhues, Kroger's senior director of ESG and president of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, said: 

"We've learned a lot since introducing our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan five years ago. It's clear that as a grocery retailer, Kroger has a unique role to play in the future of food, from the way it is produced and transported to the way it is purchased and consumed. We are incredibly grateful to the nonprofit and for-profit organisations who amplify our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste mission at the national and local levels. Collective action is truly the key to our shared success."

Source: PRNewswire

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