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LEED Certificate

Sustainable Growth

UNFI has built multiple LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings and is pursuing LEED® certification on several new projects. Learn more about our projects

CSR Report

Corporate Sustainability Report

Our latest efforts in social and environmental responsibility.
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Five in Five

5 in Five—Our Pledge

In 2010, we pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 5% from 2009 levels over five years. Learn how we're doing

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Renewable Energy

We use the power of the sun to generate our own energy.
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Programs and Initiatives

Notable Memberships
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Sustainability Initiatives
Fuel Cells
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology in the Sarasota warehouse.
  • Offer Hybrid Vehicle Incentive Program to all UNFI associates
  • Utilize PeopleNet and Roadnet software programs in truck fleet to incentivize diesel consumption reduction
  • Implemented Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology in the Sarasota facility, saving approximately 640,000 kilowatt hours each year
  • Maintain two EnergyStar designated distribution centers—York, PA and Chesterfield, NH
Associate Involvement
Associate Involvment Projects
Providence associates at a Habitat for Humanity project.
  • Each UNFI facility has established a team of volunteers to help promote sustainability and philanthropy in their facility and in the community
  • UNFI associates are given the opportunity to participate in two corporate volunteer day events each year; one focused on the environment and one focused on humanitarian efforts
  • Teams have recently partnered with notable organizations such as: Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Koman Foundation, United Way, Salvation Army, as well as local shelters and food banks