MINNEAPOLIS (Sep. 22) - Supervalu announced that, through a partnership with World Wildlife Fund, its plans to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 10% by the end of 2012 with a baseline year of 2007.
According to Supervalu, it is the first major retailer to join WWF's Climate Savers program, a reflection on the company’s commitment to the environment.
“As the first retailer to join Climate Savers, we hope others in the industry follow Supervalu’s leadership to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Jason Clay, SVP markets at WWF. “Supervalu understands the value of increasing efficiency to save costs and reduce their climate impact. This is a strong, absolute commitment, and we look forward to working with Supervalu to achieve it.”
In order to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gases, Supervalu said it would convert store lighting from traditional fluorescent lamps to a more efficient, LED-based lighting design, improve refrigeration efficiencies through the installation of night curtains that pull down over open refrigerated cases and better refrigeration controls on all refrigerated cases and integrated a fleet transportation plan that will improve efficiencies by reducing diesel fuel consumption, improving truck idle times through use of on-board technology and reducing trailer refrigeration run time during loading and unloading of trailers.