US Foods, one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, has selected truCurrent as its corporate-wide energy advisor to help support and accelerate US Food’s energy transition and decarbonization efforts.
“We are thrilled to work with such a forward-thinking - and acting - company such as US Foods, whose vision to decarbonize and modernize will no doubt be something the entire industry will come to emulate,” said Chase Weir, CEO of truCurrent. “Meeting formal GHG emissions goals requires a deep understanding of energy technologies, policy and regulatory frameworks, and the grid operators’ landscape – this is the kind of work we love to do to help our customers achieve their goals.”
truCurrent will develop and sponsor approved projects on a portfolio and individual site-level basis, including fleet electrification and virtual power plant design, that support US Food’s nationwide energy transition efforts. These efforts will help the company reach its goal of reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 32.5% from 2019 levels by 2032.
“In our most recent 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, we highlighted our commitments and progress against key initiatives intended to enhance the efficiency of our facilities and fleet and achieve our GHG emissions reduction goals,” said Dirk Locascio, CFO of US Foods. “We are excited to collaborate with truCurrent to drive these programs forward in a meaningful way.”
Earlier this year, US Foods announced it was adding 30 electric trucks to its California distribution center fleet, reflecting its commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its growing fleet. The company also has active solar installation deployments and storage at ten distribution facilities, and they are currently pursuing another nine sites for solar installation deployments in 2024.