UNFI is among 33 major U.S. companies that have officially signed the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) climate declaration.
At press time, companies including Starbucks, Ben and Jerry’s and Nike, have joined the coalition. Members share the common belief that tackling climate change presents the greatest economic opportunity for U.S. companies in the 21st century. The new campaign was launched in April in Washington D.C.
BICEP aims to make the business case for tackling climate change, to further conversations on climate solutions in Congress, and to inspire campaign members and other businesses with stories of change.
UNFI views the declaration as the next step in the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Over the years, UNFI has invested significantly in LEED certified facilities and continues to plan future sustainable building projects. The company has constructed several solar arrays and made reducing fleet emissions and energy consumption a priority.
UNFI believes it is important to be a leader on this critical issue and work with a collective group of U.S. companies to advance and promote climate solutions. This will include participating in BICEP programs but also continuing internal efforts to make UNFI’s business and supply chain more sustainable.