About this Report

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We are pleased to share our 14th report on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics of interest to our customers, associates, shareholders and other valued stakeholders.

We have come a long way on our journey to becoming a more sustainable company, and we continue to invest time, resources and energy to make our operations more efficient, use resources more responsibly, and improve the health, safety and well-being of people.

In our 2020 ESG Report, we provide updates about our 2019 performance year, including ESG metrics, progress on goals and commitments, and notable milestones and initiatives. Our 2019 ESG Report provides more detailed discussion about Kroger's management approach to the most material topics.

Progress and Achievements

This year, we have a lot to be proud of. We invite our readers to learn more about our key sustainability commitments, to read about the highlights from the year, and to see how our partners and stakeholders are recognizing our achievements.

Sustainability Goals
Sustainability Goals

Learn more about Kroger's progress to date on our 2020 environmental stewardship and responsible sourcing commitments.

Learn more
2018 Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Highlights
2019 Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Highlights

Learn more about what we achieved in the past year.

View our progress
Awards and Recognition
Zero Heroes

We are proud to recognize our associates who dedicate their time and passion to supporting our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste vision — our Zero Heroes.

See our Zero Heroes

Report Details

This report reflects the Fiscal Year 2019 performance year and covers the Kroger Family of Companies. We used a sustainability materiality assessment to identify our most material environmental, social, governance and economic topics, and have shaped this report to share information about the highest priority topics. We are reporting in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Global Sustainability Reporting Standards — Core option, and have also shared responses to select Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards.

Materiality Assessment

Our recently refreshed ESG materiality assessment helped identify and prioritize the 32 ESG topics most relevant to Kroger and this report.

View the Materiality Matrix in our report.

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Kroger supports the direction and collaborative approach of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and we believe Kroger is uniquely positioned to contribute to several SDGs.

Read about which U.N. SDG goals we align with.

GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards

This report is prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative‚Äôs (GRI) Global Sustainability Reporting Standard — Core Option.

View our GRI Index.