Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - January 19, 2022
Meijer Commits to Carbon Emission Reduction Goal By 2025
Midwestern grocery retailer Meijer announced a goal to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 50% by 2025.
"At Meijer, we believe in taking responsibility for the well-being of the world around us," Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes said in a statement. "We are reducing carbon emissions not only because it makes good business sense, but because it aligns with our values and mission of enriching lives in the communities we serve."
Meijer has already reduced GHG emissions by 17% since 2014, even while opening 52 new stores and additional distribution center facilities. This is equal to a 30% reduction in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per square foot.
The company is committed to cutting emissions faster and plans to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 50% by 2025. To meet this commitment, Meijer will build on existing energy and fleet efficiency programs by adding more renewable energy procurement and piloting new innovative technologies, such as energy-saving geothermal projects for refrigeration next year.