Energy Goals

Progress Update

U.S.: Double fleet efficiency in the U.S. by October 2015 (2005 Baseline).

65% improvement in 2010

We have realized a 65 percent improvement in 2010 over our 2005 baseline. Over the past two years, we replaced nearly two-thirds of our fleet with more efficient tractors. In 2010, we delivered 57 million more cases, while driving 49 million fewer miles. This equates to avoiding almost 40,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, which is the equivalent of taking 7,600 cars off the road. We calculate our fleet efficiency by first dividing the number of miles we travelled by the average fuel efficiency we achieved in our trucks, as measured in miles per gallon. This leaves us with the amount of fuel we used to travel those miles. Next we take the number of cases we delivered during the same time period and divide it by the amount of fuel we used to deliver the cases.

Global: Reduce greenhouse gases at our existing store, club and distribution center base around the world by 20 percent by 2012 (2005 Baseline).

10.61% reduction

In this fleet of buildings, we saw an absolute reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions of 10.61 percent by the end of 2009 (the most recent year for which we have data), and we continue to identify additional opportunities to move toward the realization of this important goal. Steps like these will ensure a cleaner, healthier environment for everyone.

China: We will partner with suppliers to improve energy efficiency by 20 percent per unit of production in the top 200 factories in China from which we directly source by 2012 (2007 Baseline).

20% improvement

To date, 119 factories have demonstrated greater than 20 percent improvement in efficiency.