Kroger honored for efficiency efforts

CINCINNATI — Kroger was honored by the Alliance to Save Energy this week. The company received the group's top award, the "Galaxy" Star of Energy Efficiency.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Alliance to Save Energy," said David Dillon, Kroger's chairman and chief executive officer. "This is a real tribute to Kroger's 339,000 associates who bring our energy saving programs to life every day. We will continue to work tirelessly in all areas of our business to reduce energy consumption."

Kroger has reduced its energy use by 32% since the year 2000 – saving enough electricity to power every single-family home in Columbus, Ohio for one year. These initiatives have also saved Kroger more than $100 million per year in energy costs. More information about Kroger's sustainability efforts can be found at http://sustainability.kroger.com.