CINCINNATI, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year.
The DJSI evaluates the top 20% of the 600 largest American and Canadian companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability. The index considers multiple factors under three dimensions: economic, social and environmental.
"Kroger's goal is to be a positive force for change in our communities and to drive sustainability and innovation into our business," said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Kroger's director of sustainability. "Inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fourth consecutive year reinforces this commitment. We are proud of this recognition and the work that our more than 400,000 associates do every day to make this happen. With our associate's continued dedication, we will continue to push toward our 2020 goals and beyond."
Learn more about Kroger's sustainability progress and review our 2020 goals at http://sustainability.kroger.com/.
Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,230 pharmacies, 785 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,400 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
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