Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - May 31, 2023
US Foods Added Solar, EVs to Lower Emissions
US Foods Holding Corp., a foodservice distributor, lowered its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 13% since 2019, cut its energy intensity by 10% since 2015 and generated 12.4M kWh of electricity from active solar projects.
The company also converted all broadline distribution centers in California from traditional diesel fuel to renewable diesel (RD) fuel, added 27 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to the fleet and took first delivery of the company’s electric vehicle (EV) trucks.
The goal of US Foods is to lower absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 32.5% by 2032 from a 2019 base year, which includes a goal to add 30 EV trucks to the fleet by the end of 2023 and a commitment to add 90 CNG vehicles by the end of 2023.
Details were given in its 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.
“Last year was a transformative year for our CSR journey as investments in additional resources and processes drove business imperative sustainability initiatives, such as the development of our formal GHG emission reduction targets,” said Dave Flitman, CEO, in a statement. “Throughout 2022, we made strong progress against all three of our CSR strategic focus areas – Products, People and Planet and we look forward to furthering our sustainability priorities and setting goals across the company, as well as deepening our engagement with our shareholders, customers and suppliers.”
The 2022 CSR Report uses the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Food Retailers & Distributors standard, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.