Kroger announces inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America for the fifth consecutive year

Company Also Releases 11th Annual Sustainability Report, Outlines Progress on 2020 Sustainability Goals

CINCINNATI, 2017-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive year.

The DJSI evaluates the top 20 percent of the 600 largest North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that are leaders in sustainability. The index considers multiple factors under three dimensions: economic, social and environmental.

“Kroger’s goal is to make a difference for our communities, our planet and each other by driving sustainability and innovation throughout our business,” said Denise Osterhues, Kroger’s senior director of corporate affairs. “Inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth consecutive year is an important mile marker in our ongoing journey to increase responsible sourcing and improve eco-stewardship.”

Kroger today also announced the release of its 11th annual sustainability report, which outlines progress toward its 2020 sustainability goals, including:

  • Fighting Hunger: In 2016, Kroger donated the equivalent of 330 million meals, up from 276 million in 2015.
  • Zero Waste: Kroger aims to meet and exceed EPA’s Zero Waste threshold of 90% diversion from landfill in company facilities by 2020. In 2016, Kroger reached a diversion rate of 78% across its operations, up from 70% in 2015.
  • Sustainable Seafood: In 2016, Kroger set a new, broader goal to source 100% of all wild-caught seafood species from sustainable fisheries by 2020. The company is 86% of the way toward achieving this goal. The new goal expands the scope of the previous goal, which was to source 100% of only the top 20 wild-caught species.
  • Cage-Free Eggs: Kroger is transitioning toward a 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025. Currently, about 18% of the company’s total egg sales are cage-free eggs, up from 15% last year and 11% in 2014.

Learn more about all of Kroger’s efforts at http://sustainability.kroger.com/ and review the company’s 2020 goals progress update at http://sustainability.kroger.com/2020-goals.html.

At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are 450,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for our 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. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

MEDIA CONTACT

Kristal Howard
Head of Media Relations/Corporate Communications
Office: 513-762-1304
Email: kristal.howard@kroger.com

Kroger listed to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America for the fourth consecutive year

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Sept. 13, 2016) 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.

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

CBRE Group, Inc. listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America

CBRE Recognized for Leadership in Responsible Business Practices

​Los Angeles, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America (DJSI).  This prestigious index recognizes companies that are leaders in adopting responsible business practices that improve the environment and the communities in which they operate.

Dow Jones tracks the economic, environmental and social sustainability performance of the 600 largest North America-based companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. Of these, approximately the top 25 percent made the DJSI.

CBRE joins the DJSI on September 22, 2014. It is the only commercial real estate services and investment firm included in the index.

“We are very proud to be among the premier companies who earned a spot in the sustainability index,” said Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s president and chief executive officer.  “Being a responsible member of our communities is an integral part of our corporate culture and increasingly important to our success – today and tomorrow.”

CBRE’s Corporate Responsibility program spans six key areas: environmental sustainability; communities and giving; people and culture; ethics and compliance; corporate governance; and health and safety. Earlier this year, CBRE was named a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute; recognized among the 2014 Most Valuable Employers For Military®; ranked among Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies; and earned an EPA 2014 Energy Star® Partner of The Year Sustained Excellence Award for the seventh consecutive year.

The Company’s 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report is available here.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

For Further Information:

Robert Mcgrath
Director, Sr
T +1 212 9848267
email