Sustainable Operations

We have a responsibility to safeguard the planet for future generations. In pursuit of that goal we strive to enhance the sustainability of our operations by minimizing our environmental impact, effectively utilizing renewable resources and minimizing operational waste.

Facilities - Our facility designs incorporate Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles which result in facilities that use less energy and water than conventional buildings. We are committed to operating our distribution centers (DCs) and stores to maximize performance and reduce our impact on the environment.

Transportation - We use technology to optimize our routes, reducing unnecessary miles and fuel consumption. We are committed to operating our fleet to maximize fuel economy and limit supply chain miles by backhauling products whenever possible.  

Waste Management - We recycle plastic wrap, cardboard and pallets at our DCs, as well as used oil and tires in our fleet shops. We are reducing paper use through electronic data transfer and online document storage. We are committed to increasing our use of recycled-content material and increasing recycling. 

Learn more about our initiatives and progress in our 2017 Annual Stewardship Report.