US Foods is making it clear it is committed to sustainability. Recently, the foodservice distributor announced its formal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets submission to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for approval. In conjunction, 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, noted the release, 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. 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.
The distributor will continue to reduce emissions by optimizing routing to reduce miles driven, deploying new vehicle technology, and investing in alternative fuels. Additionally, US Foods will 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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