US Foods Holding Corp. announced additional sustainability initiatives that support the company’s ongoing commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its delivery fleet. The company will convert fleet fuel at all California broadline distribution centers from traditional diesel fuel to renewable diesel (RD) fuel by mid-2022, and add 30 electric trucks to its La Mirada, Calif., distribution center by the end of 2023.
“At US Foods, delivering products by truck is core to our business and we continually work to improve the transportation efficiency of our fleet,” says Gautam Grover, SVP of operations excellence for US Foods. “Fleet sustainability projects like our RD fuel conversions and electric truck integrations directly contribute to our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and we look forward to expanding these efforts.”
From US Foods:
- US Foods previously reported a 7.3% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions intensity since 2015 and a 6.9% reduction in gallons of fuel used per case delivered.
- US Foods is said to be one of the early adopters of RD fuel use within the foodservice industry, successfully converting 100% of the fleet fuel used at its Vista, Calif., broadline distribution center to RD fuel in 2021.
- The company also intends to utilize RD fuel at its newest distribution center in Sacramento, Calif., which will open later this year.
- Adding electric trucks to its fleet is said to be one of the largest single-site deployments of electric trucks across the foodservice distribution industry.