Kroger Hires Director of Sustainability

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Kroger Hires Director of Sustainability


Suzanne Lindsay has joined the Kroger Co. as its director of sustainability, as which she will direct Kroger’s internal sustainability initiatives and lead the company’s sustainability leadership team.

“We have made substantial progress in sustainability in the past five years through energy savings, waste reduction and transportation efficiency, and by reducing the use of plastic bags,” said Lynn Marmer, Kroger’s group VP of corporate affairs. “Suzanne will help us accelerate our progress and identify new opportunities to improve our environmental stewardship. We are pleased that she is joining the Kroger family.”

Lindsay previously created and led sustainability initiatives at PetSmart Inc. She has also worked extensively in real estate, development and civil engineering. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan’s Lawrence Technological University.

Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,435 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.