US Foods Holding Corp. has submitted formal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for approval. The company has also completed its first comprehensive screening of its Scope 3 emissions and intends to submit a goal to engage key suppliers covering 71% of its emissions from purchased goods and services to set science-based targets by 2027. The submission supports the company’s ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of its operations.
US Foods commits to and is pursuing SBTi validation for the following goals: reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 32.5% by 2032 from a 2019 base year; and 35% of the company’s suppliers by emissions, covering 71% of purchased goods and services, will have science-based targets by 2027.
The company will continue to reduce emissions by optimizing routing to reduce miles driven, deploying new vehicle technology and investing in alternative fuels such as CNG, renewable natural gas and renewable diesel fuel. The company will add 30 electric trucks by 2023 and continue to expand its EV fleet to reduce its Scope 1 emissions. Additionally, the company will continue to optimize the efficiency of its building operations by investing in renewable energy such as solar array installations and accelerating its adoption of energy-efficient equipment and technologies.
“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 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.”
In addition to further outlining the company’s progress against strategies to reduce its environmental footprint, US Foods 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report highlights progress against its strategies for growing its portfolio of sustainable products and making a positive difference in the lives of its associates and communities.
Source: US Foods