US Foods Aims to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions With New Science-Based Climate Goal; Kristin Coleman Comments
ROSEMONT, IL - Making its commitment to more sustainable practices known, US Foods recently announced that it has submitted formal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for approval. Additionally, the distributor completed the first comprehensive screening of its Scope 3 emissions, supporting its mission to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations.
“These ongoing investments are a testament to our dedication to reducing our organization’s environmental footprint,” said Kristin Coleman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Leader of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at US Foods. “The expansion of our facility and fleet efficiency initiatives are a critical part of US Foods’ long-range sustainability plans to drive end-to-end change.”
Following the screening of its Scope 3 emissions, US Foods intends to submit a goal to engage key suppliers covering 71 percent of its emissions from purchased goods and services to set science-based targets by 2027, according to a release. US Foods will also seek SBTi validation for its goal of reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 32.5 percent by 2032 from a 2019 base year.
To continue reducing emissions, the distributor will optimize routing to reduce miles driven, deploy new vehicle technology, and invest in alternative fuels. The company will also continue to optimize the efficiency of its building operations by investing in renewable energy and accelerating its adoption of energy-efficient equipment and technologies.
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