Some highlights of Kroger’s environmental and social sustainability progress in 2011 include, increasing energy and transportation efficiencies,. Kroger has saved more than 2.34 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, which equals 1.47 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. That equates to taking more than 292,000 cars off roads for one year. Kroger highlights reducing waste therefore improved bagging techniques and increased use of reusable bags have prevented approximately 1 billion plastic bags from being used since 2008. In 2011, Kroger sold and provided customers with more than 5.3 million reusable bags, an average of 14,200 per day. Kroger’s Family of Stores donated the equivalent of 160 million meals to local food banks through our partnership with Feeding America in 2011. Kroger was named the most generous company in America by Forbes.

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