KeHE Distributors Announces ECOtrade™ Program at Expo West
Naperville, IL – March 9, 2022 – KeHE Distributors® announced its commitment to a sustainable future at Expo West’s Climate Day discussion, launching their new supplier program, the KeHE ECOtrade™ program.
As a leading natural, organic, specialty, and fresh food distributor, KeHE recognizes its stewardship role of caring for the planet and making meaningful progress towards climate action in transportation, energy, waste, and refrigerants. The company has pledged the following climate commitments:
- Decreasing transportation emissions by 20% by 2030
- Lowering food waste by 50% and landfill diversion by 90% before 2030
- Reducing Global Warming Potential (GWP) from refrigerants by 20% by 2030
- Pursuing options to allow 100% of its energy use to come from renewable energy
Additionally, the company calls on its product suppliers to take action by joining in the distributor’s efforts through the KeHE ECOtrade™ program.
Laura McCord, Executive Director of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at KeHE, stated, “We recognize our impact on the planet and want to lead change within the food and beverage industry. The new KeHE ECOtrade™ program has been created to inspire others to use their business as a force for good and join forces with those already taking action. The program will recognize and support brands that make a significant climate action commitment, such as net-zero, carbon-neutral, or science-based targets, and bring those to the forefront for retailers and shoppers to discover.”
The program is currently inviting new brands and organizations in the program. Current ECOtrade™ program participants include organizations like Pepsi Co, Preserve, Tasty Bite, Clif Bar, Ecos, Stonyfield Farms, Alter Eco, Delicious & Sons, Numi, and Moonshot.
For more information on the KeHE ECOtrade™ program and to learn more about how to get started, visit https://www.kehe.com/ecotrade/.
KeHE Distributors, LLC (KeHE) is the largest, pure-play distributor of natural & organic, specialty, and fresh products to more than 30,000 natural food stores, chain and independent grocery stores, e-commerce retailers, and other specialty products retailers throughout North America. With over 6,800 employee-owners, KeHE, a Certified B Corporation, drives its mission of serving to make lives better and bringing the next level of goodness, crazy GOOD™, throughout all aspects of its operation. For more about KeHE, visit KeHE.com or check out our social media channels: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook,& Twitter.