Darden's Citizenship Commitment: Planet

Darden's Citizenship Commitment: Planet

Conserving and Preserving Resources 
A core part of citizenship at Darden is our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our physical footprint – which includes our more than 1,500 restaurants, 10 distribution centers and our corporate headquarters. To help drive performance, in 2009 we established a set of targets to reduce per-restaurant energy and water use by 15% by 2015, and work toward sending zero waste to landfill over time.
 
We have already exceeded both our water and energy use goals by reducing per restaurant water use by 22.5% and per restaurant energy use by 17%. A broad range of initiatives – from retrofitting lighting with more efficient bulbs and implementing new energy management systems to deploying water-saving cooking technologies and installing irrigation optimization systems – have enabled us to reach these goals. At the same time, we know there is more work to be done – and we’re committed to doing just that.
Sustainability Goal Progress 2016

To learn more about the progress we have made on our sustainability goals download the FY 2015 Sustainability Goal Progress data sheet.

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