Fifth Biggest Retailer in the World is Going Green



Costco, the fifth largest retailer in the world and 11th on the Fortune 500, is taking big steps towards sustainability and has set ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint. The company has committed to reducing CO2 levels internally and in its supply chain and has surveyed its top 500 suppliers to understand their CO2 emissions and how they track them. They plan to reduce their refrigeration emissions by 30% by 2030 and purchase 80% green electricity by the same year. They are also investing in electric vehicles and equipment, and training 50 employees to become certified energy managers, as well as planting trees and drought-tolerant plants, and optimizing energy efficiency in their warehouses. By 2035, the company expects to have converted all of its depot yard trucks from diesel to electric or some other clean fuel. These efforts will reduce emissions and create a more sustainable future.

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