ROSEMONT, ILL. — Foodservice distributor US Foods Inc., a subsidiary of US Foods Holding Corp., submitted two formal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The US Foods goals awaiting SBTi’s approval include reducing Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from 2019 to 2032 by 32.5% and having 35% of its suppliers covering 71% of its emissions from purchased goods and services commit to science-based targets by 2027.
The company has already completed its first comprehensive assessment of Scope 3 emissions.
Additionally, US Foods plans to reduce its carbon footprint in distribution by optimizing route mileage, opting for renewable fuels and deploying new vehicle technology. US Foods said by 2023 it will adopt 30 electric vehicle trucks.
“These ongoing investments are a testament to our dedication to reducing our organization’s environmental footprint,” said Kristin Coleman, executive vice president, general counsel and leader of CSR at US Foods. “The expansion of our facility and fleet efficiency initiatives are a critical part of US Foods’ long-range sustainability plans to drive end-to-end change.”