UNFI

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is UNFI doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 27

UNFI has a DitchCarbon Score of 27 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that UNFI’s carbon intensity is relatively high, reflecting a greater environmental impact. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability efforts.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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UNFI operates within the food industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its operations.
8.21%

...this company is doing 8.21% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Providence, UNFI operates as a premier distributor in the US food industry, specializing in natural, organic, and specialty foods. The company offers a suite of services including marketing, merchandising, and store support to customers across the United States, Canada, and over 40 other countries. UNFI’s extensive distribution network is organized into several units, including regional divisions, Albert’s Organics, Select Nutrition Distributors, and UNFI Canada, complemented by brands like Blue Marble and Earth Origins Markets.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for UNFI

UNFI should foster supplier engagement initiatives to promote the reduction of emissions, potentially decreasing their Scope 3 emissions by 35%.

Bad news, UNFI hasn't committed to SBTi climate goals yet

UNFI has not established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This means the company has yet to define clear, science-based targets for reducing its carbon footprint in line with global efforts to limit climate change.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Sustainability Into Procurement​​

In this guide you can learn about the three stages of sustainable procurement.

Stage 1) – Identify and Communicate
Sustainability Maturity

Stage 2) – Start to Give Preference to Mature Suppliers

Stage 3) – Make Climate Action a “Hard” Measure for Procurement

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