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United Natural Foods, Inc. Releases Better for All Environmental, Social, and Governance Report; Sandy Douglas Details

United Natural Foods, Inc. Releases Better for All Environmental, Social, and Governance Report; Sandy Douglas Details

Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Heading into the new year, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) continues to make sharing its social, environmental, and governance objectives and progress a major priority. The distributor released its annual Better for All report late last year, detailing all of the ways in which it has improved and where it hopes to go.

Sandy Douglas, Chief Executive Officer and President, United Natural Foods, Inc.“UNFI is building a company that creates sustainable value for stakeholders and shareholders, and a better food system for all,” said Sandy Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer of UNFI. “In FY2023, we issued new responsible sourcing policies and position statements, expanded supplier diversity efforts, reaffirmed our broader commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), started work on our ninth and largest on-site solar array, completed LED lighting conversions across all of our distribution centers (DCs), and deployed a new system that helps us reduce food waste in our DCs.”

According to a press release, UNFI’s Better for All strategy centers on establishing the company as a key connector within the food system value chain, creating and growing critical linkages among farmers, suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.

United Natural Foods, Inc. has released its 13th annual Better for All report detailing the progress it has made toward its social, environmental, and governance goals in the 2023 fiscal year

The report demonstrates the success of UNFI’s enhanced focus on its most pressing impact areas: safety, well-being, waste, climate, sourcing, and community.

As a result of the distributor’s ongoing efforts, the report outlined several key milestones, including:

  • Launched the Climate Action Partnership
  • Successfully completed an electric vehicle (EV) Blueprint
  • Deployed a Reverse Logistics Disposition Reporting (RLDR) system at all UNFI distribution centers

“Our associates can be very proud of the solid progress on company sustainability and operational efficiency goals. I look forward to what we’ll accomplish together in 2024,” added Douglas.

To read more about the accomplishments completed by UNFI last year, click here.

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