ESG Report

We are pleased to share our 2021 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) report with our stakeholders.

ESG Strategy

Kroger’s objective is to achieve lasting positive change for billions of people and for our planet by 2030. To do this, we are building a shared-value ESG framework that will unlock greater business value as we work collectively to create more resilient, equitable and sustainable systems.

Progress and Achievements

Having reached the end of our 2020 Sustainability Goals reporting period, we are now looking to what lies ahead. By engaging key stakeholders, subject matter experts and internal business owners, we have established new long-term commitments and goals to advance Kroger’s sustainability leadership through the next decade.

Review our 2021 ESG Performance Tables

Stakeholder Engagement

Kroger has a large and diverse group of stakeholders who affect our ability to successfully run our business and may be impacted by our operations. We proactively manage relationships to foster open dialogue with, and capture feedback from, more than 70 organizations on over 40 ESG topics. While our approach to engagement varies by stakeholder group, we prioritize topics based on our strengths, our ESG strategy, materiality and risk-based analyses.

Read about our approach to stakeholder engagement

People

We believe in building a just and inclusive world where everyone can access nutritious, affordable foods and where our associates, customers and communities thrive. At Kroger, we are dedicated to breaking down barriers to food access and capturing the full value of food produced for those struggling with hunger or health. We aspire to help build more resilient communities where individual and collective rights are respected and protected.


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Planet

Our commitment to reduce our impacts on the environment is vital to the Kroger family of companies, as well as our customers, associates and local communities. Led by our Sustainability team, we are taking key actions to address our climate impacts, including eliminating both food and operational waste, increasing efficiency across our company, and increasing the sustainability and resilience of our supply chain.


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Systems

As a retailer, Kroger sources products from around the world for our customers, reflecting a broad spectrum of backgrounds, preferences and budgets. Because we operate within a complex system of global production, commerce and consumption, we manage topics that have far-reaching implications—and tradeoffs—for people, animals and our planet. Kroger continues to integrate our ESG strategy, targets and metrics into our lines of business to help improve the food and consumer goods systems on which so many depend.


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