US retailer Meijer has announced its ambitious goal to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2025.
The company has already reduced emissions by 17% since 2014, equivalent to a 30% reduction in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per square foot.
To meet its latest target, Meijer plans to build on existing energy and fleet efficiency programmes by procuring more renewable energy and piloting innovative technologies, such as energy-saving geothermal projects for refrigeration next year.
The retailer, which operates 258 super-centres and grocery stores, has previously been recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Superior Achievement awards for reaching its refrigerant leak rate goal by installing leak detection systems.
Rick Keyes, Meijer President & CEO said: “At Meijer, we believe in taking responsibility for the well-being of the world around us.
“We are reducing carbon emissions not only because it makes good business sense but because it aligns with our values and mission of enriching lives in the communities we serve.”