In 2020, EIA released its first report scoring the biggest U.S. supermarket chains on their actions to reduce emissions of climate super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Despite some improvement since then, our new 2022 report reveals that US supermarket retailers have made insufficient progress in phasing out HFCs and improving refrigerant management practices. Of the sixteen companies evaluated, seven companies have increased their scores from 2020 by 10% or more, while seven other companies showed only marginal improvement in their scores. Meanwhile, Southeastern Grocers declined in its score and Wakefern did not demonstrate any progress, staying stagnant at its previous score. Only two companies –ALDI and Whole Foods– received passing scores.
Read the full results at climatefriendlysupermarkets.org