GHG Emissions, Commercial, Solar - July 20, 2022
Rite Aid Adds RE in California
Rite Aid expanded its partnership with 3 Phases Renewables to purchase 50% renewable power at select stores in Southern California to include an additional 150 stores, the Thrifty ice cream plant, and a distribution center.
By the end of 2021, 42% of Rite Aid stores had transitioned to LED lighting. The company is on track to complete a goal of installed LED lighting at 100% of its stores by 2035.
Rite Aid, a pharmacy chain, utilizes the services of independent third-party auditors to evaluate supplier partners’ compliance in both security and social accountability. In 2021, Rite Aid audited 51 factories, and while the vast majority received an overall acceptable rating, Rite Aid ended relationships with seven suppliers that did not correct deficiencies identified in the audit.
The company advanced its objective of reducing the company’s environmental impact by lessening energy demand, transitioning to lower carbon energy sources, minimizing waste, and improving fleet efficiency.
Details were provided in its fourth annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.
“As a purpose-driven healthcare organization, we recognize the need to do our part in minimizing our environmental footprint and making a positive impact through our associates in the communities we serve,” said Paul Gilbert, Chief Legal Officer overseeing ESG efforts at Rite Aid in a statement. “Our advancement thus far is exciting, and we look forward to further progress in the months and years ahead.”
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