Kroger's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste
social impact plan
One in eight people struggle with hunger in the US, yet we throw away 40% of the food produced in this country. It’s an absurdity, but we have the scale and power to tackle it.
That’s why Kroger came up with our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan to end hunger in the places we call home and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. We’re looking at the manufacturing plants, our logistics and transportation, and then at the stores themselves. We’ve set a target to achieve zero food waste specifically across the whole company by 2025.
And as part of the effort we’re looking at packaging waste too. How can we have 100% replaceable packaging for our brand? And how can we be sure that our ship to home footprint is one that we’re proud of, rather than one where we’re wasting single-use packaging?
We’ve set a target to achieve zero food waste specifically across the whole company by 2025.
We don’t know exactly how we’ll do it, but we know we have to. We’ve put our targets out there and we’re going after them. And we see a role for suppliers in helping us find new ways to tackle these challenges.