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CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. received the Alliance to Save Energy's top award, the "Galaxy" Star of Energy Efficiency, this week. The award was presented during the organization's annual awards dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Alliance to Save Energy," said David B. 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 made a commitment to saving energy 12 years ago, the company said. Its variety of practices to increase energy efficiency includes using LED lights and engaging store associates in energy-saving initiatives.
Since 2000, Kroger has reduced its energy use by 32 percent, saving enough electricity to power every single-family home in Columbus, Ohio, for one year, according to the company. These initiatives have also saved Kroger more than $100 million per year in energy costs. More information about these sustainability efforts is available at http://sustainability.kroger.com.