CINCINNATI, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced Kroger's climate disclosure score, as measured by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), has improved 48% over the previous year, increasing 29 points for a total score of 89/100.
Also today, Kroger announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America for the third consecutive year.
"Kroger's sustainability efforts begin with a commitment to transparency and performance," said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Kroger's director of sustainability. "Our improving Carbon Disclosure Project score and inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third consecutive year are important mile markers, but our work is only just beginning. We will continue to set and meet sustainability commitments for our customers, associates, communities and our planet."
Learn more about Kroger's sustainability progress and download the full 2015 sustainability report at http://sustainability.kroger.com/.
CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America tracks the economic, environmental and social sustainability performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 largest North America-based companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs nearly 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,623 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 781 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,350 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.
SOURCE The Kroger Co.