MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu here is featured in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s 2012 “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index,” which recognizes companies for environmental performance as well as transparency in this area.
The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index includes the top-scoring 10% of responding S&P 500 companies in such areas as energy management and energy reporting. Supervalu received a carbon disclosure score of 92 in the consumer staples category for 2012, compared to its score of 69 in 2011; the average score among 53 companies in the index was 94. Supervalu received the highest score among national grocery retailers.
Supervalu reduced total carbon emissions by 3% in the past year, the company said. It has had a 9% reduction in carbon emissions since the baseline year of 2007, keeping it on track to meet its 2012 goal in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund to reduce carbon emissions by 10%. The company has invested $55 million in energy efficiency projects since 2007, resulting in a 7% reduction of company-wide electricity use.
As previously reported, Supervalu also recently received two awards from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership, including Distinguished Partner Award and Best Certified Store Award.
“Supervalu has built a much-deserved reputation as a leader in the area of environmental sustainability, and that effort is very important to our business moving forward,” said Wayne Sales, president, chief executive officer and chairman, Supervalu, in a statement. “Reducing our carbon footprint and limiting our waste is not only good for the environment, it’s good for the bottom line.”
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