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  • We’re on a mission to make the world a better place not just for one — but for all.

 

 

  • Our 2020 ESG Report

    We need a future that’s better for our associates. Better for our communities. Better for our world. Download the UNFI 2020 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report to see how we’re making it happen.

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Our Priorities

 

2020 Highlights

Environmental

Better For Our World

Joined the Climate Collaborative, solidifying our commitment to help reverse climate change through food waste reduction, energy efficiency and transportation


Began piloting our first all-electric solar powered refrigerated trailer in California


Formed a team to tackle food waste in our distribution center operations


Joined the U.S. Food Loss & Waste 2030 Champions


Achieved 7% year-over-year improvement in food waste diverted from landfill


Improved CDP Climate Change score to an A- through enhanced disclosures and actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and further the low-carbon economy


  • Social

  • Better For Our Communities

    Delivered 23 million pounds of donated food, equivalent to roughly 19 million meals


    Donated $1 million to key nonprofits to address food insecurity worsened by COVID-19 pandemic


    Awarded $1 million to 93 nonprofits promoting food justice and access to better food through the UNFI Foundation


    Sourced $264 million (2.5%) of annual spend from diverse suppliers


  • Better For Our People

    Adopted robust, enhanced safety measures to protect our frontline associates during COVID-19 pandemic


    Announced new Paid Parental Leave benefit, offering eligible associates 4 weeks to bond with a new child


    Pledged CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion


Governance

Recent updates to charters and policies to enhance governance processes, including Code of Conduct, Recoupment Policy and Stock Ownership Guidelines


Enhanced business continuity and crisis management team, with focused meetings and review of COVID risk and response


Strong commitment to Board diversity


Completed a materiality assessment, engaging key internal and external stakeholders to prioritize ESG issues and inform our strategy


Created an executive steering committee to oversee and provide executive sponsorship for ESG strategy, goals and initiatives


Recruited senior leaders to oversee important ESG topics, including Diversity & Inclusion, Safety and Wellbeing


Better for All NEWS

 

    • UNFI Adopts Emerging Transportation Technology to Reduce Emissions
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    • UNFI Commits to Aggressive 10-Year Targets in Waste Reduction, Climate Action, and Food Access Through the Introduction of Better for All
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    • UNFI Commits to Setting Science-Based Targets to Limit Climate Change Impact
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    • UNFI’s Risk and Safety Team Recognized as Gold Winner in 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards
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