Business Ethics

We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards because we understand that, as a publicly-owned company and as providers of food for millions of Americans and their families, we have a special obligation to go beyond simple compliance.

Kroger is committed to dealing in an ethical manner with our customers, suppliers, associates and shareholders. We believe our reputation is something we earn every day and is a direct result of the actions and efforts of our 443,000 associates. Each of us must adhere to the highest moral, ethical and legal standards. We demonstrate in our dealings with customers, suppliers and each other Kroger’s core values of honesty, respect, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. Only by conducting business in this manner can Kroger continue its success.

Kroger’s Business Ethics Policy clearly outlines what we expect from our associates and members of Kroger’s Board of Directors.

It can be viewed on under News Room then Statements & Policies. Copies are shared with associates and are posted on the company’s internal and external websites. In 2016, 100% of eligible associates reviewed and accepted the company’s Policy on Business Ethics.