Six months ago, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer announced their goal of reducing their absolute carbon emissions by 50% by 2025. In quick order, the company entered into an agreement for renewable energy with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, where Meijer will buy a portion of the energy using utility scale solar power. In July, it was announced that the supercenter retailer has signed a renewable product purchase agreement (RPPA) to purchase the majority of energy generated by the Lacy Creek Wind Energy Center, a 108 turbine site that’s under construction on 60,000 acres in Glasscock and Sterling counties in Texas. “We believe it’s more important than ever to do our part to better the environment, which is where our ambitious sustainability goal originated. While the Lacy Creek Wind Energy Center is one of multiple initiatives Meijer has underway, we’re pleased it has contributed to the accelerated progress in the meeting our suitability goal by 2025”, Meijer CEO, Rick Keyes said in a statement. For Meijer, sustainability also includes carbon and waste reduction, recycling, offering local and sustainable products and driving responsible growth.
Meijer operates 262 supercenter and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.