Water

We recognize the importance of maintaining safe, high quality water for the health of our associates, the products we produce and the planet. As a result, we have programs in place to reduce water usage, find reuse opportunities and manage water discharge quality to protect local water sources.

In 2019, we updated a water risk assessment we conducted across our portfolio of facilities to understand if there was substantive water risk present in our facilities. Using the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Tool, we evaluated our facilities for location-based water risk across several impact areas, including physical quantity, physical quality, regulatory and reputational risks.

Review our most recent CDP Water disclosure on the CDP website.

Water efficiency in stores
Water efficiency in stores

Thanks to continued focus on a five-point water reduction retrofit program, Kroger supermarkets achieved a 5.6% water savings in supermarkets from a 2015 baseline. This represents a cumulative water reduction of 250,000 kGal.

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Adiabatic Cooling Technology
Piloting innovation

Our stores pilot new water efficiency projects, including advanced adiabatic cooling technology that can reduce a whole store’s water use by as much as 50% and reduce water used for cooling refrigeration equipment by 80%.

Award-winning conservation
Award-winning conservation

The City of Gilbert, Ariz., recognized our Fry's division as part of its Water Wise Gilbert Awards program.