“Environmental sustainability is important to us. We're gathering and interpreting data and using it to evaluate improvements in our business operations that will help reduce our impact on the planet,” said Scott Charlton, C&S Executive Vice President of Operations. “At the same time, we are supporting a program that makes a difference on the ground – for climate, wildlife and local communities.”
“C&S Wholesale Grocers is helping The Conservation Fund address many of the greatest environmental challenges of our time,” said Jena Meredith, The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero Director. “We applaud C&S for reducing its impact on the planet and increasing its environmental commitment every year. Their leadership creates healthier forests, protects biodiversity and enhances our nation's public recreation areas.”
Go Zero works with individuals and companies like C&S Wholesale Grocers to help reduce, and then offset, the carbon footprint of everyday activities. Donations help plant native trees in protected parks and wildlife refuges. The trees will capture and store carbon over time, while also creating forest habitats that are critical to birds, fish, bears and other wildlife.
Heroes of Go Zero include: Hundreds of thousands of dedicated individuals, Accenture Supply Chain Academy, Americas Lodging Investment Summit, Bella Figura Letterpress Invitations, Carfax, Inc., City of Austin, Condé Nast Publications, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Dell Computer Corporation, e-Blue Horizons, LLC, Ernest Maier Block Company, Florida Center for Environmental Studies, The Freshwater Institute, Gaiam, Inc., Indianapolis Colts NFL, Land Rover Portland, Lee County Board of County Commissioners, L'Oréal USA, Inc., McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC, Michigan International Speedway, Molinaro Koger, NBC Universal, New Jersey Natural Gas, Organic, Inc., Philadelphia Eagles, Premiere TV, Inc., Reverb Inc., SEAT Planners Incorporated, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc., The North Face, Training Resources Group LLC, Travelocity, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U-Haul International, Inc., University of Delaware, Vans, Way Basics, William McDonough & Partners, P.L.C., World Class Charters, Inc.
About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is a privately owned company with annual sales of more than $19 billion, making it the largest grocery wholesaler in the country. The company is the 12th largest privately held company in the nation, as ranked by Forbes magazine. Founded in 1918, C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains and independent stores, delivering to approximately 4,600 locations from its distribution centers in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Vermont.
C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to stop hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities. To learn more: http://community.cswg.com.
About The Conservation Fund
The Conservation Fund is dedicated to advancing America’s land and water legacy. With our partners, we conserve land, train leaders and invest in conservation at home. Since 1985, we have helped protect more than six million acres, sustaining wild havens, working lands and vibrant communities. We're a top-ranked conservation organization, effective and efficient. http://www.conservationfund.org