New Action: Trader Joe’s has a terrible record on climate and labor practices and hasn’t released any public plans on how it will stop the leaking of climate super-pollutant gases from its stores or address labor rights issues in its supply chains.
That’s why Green America and the Environmental Investigation Agency have teamed up to hold Trader Joe’s accountable.
Appliances we use to keep cool are leaking gases that warm our atmosphere at a shocking rate.
Refrigerators and air conditioning units humming along are easy to overlook...but substances called refrigerants that are used in these appliances to keep things cool are melting the ice caps.
Refrigerants transform from liquid to gas and back continually as they cycle through coils in appliances, absorbing heat and promoting cooling. The most common refrigerants are greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are intensifying the climate crisis.
HFCs have thousands of times more warming power than CO2.
These harmful, human-made gases are leaking out of refrigeration systems and rapidly entering our atmosphere. As we do the crucial work of cutting CO2 emissions, we must also address dangerous, extremely potent HFCs.
Eliminating HFCs and adopting climate-friendly refrigerants is a top solution to address the climate crisis that can prevent nearly half a degree of global warming. Better cooling can help prevent 460 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years.
Walmart’s annual HFC emissions are over 2.8 million metric tons, or the energy equivalent of powering all the households in San Francisco.
Walmart has failed to honor past agreements to address HFCs, even though they make up nearly half of the company’s total direct emissions.
The company's new goal is not specific or aggressive enough to meet the scale of the climate crisis. Walmart has known the urgency of this issue for years but has not taken serious steps to put its words into action.
We’re calling on Walmart to finally release a detailed, aggressive plan to eliminate its use of super pollutants HFCs.
Trader Joe’s has a bad record of emitting refrigerant gases that hurt the climate and the ozone. It received the lowest score on EIA’s Climate-Friendly Supermarket Scorecard, which assessed the company on its insufficient action to reduce the use and emission of HFCs.
Additionally, Trader Joe's doesn't publicly report its climate emissions or social responsibility practices, as many other large companies do to show progress towards commitments.
Green America and Environmental Investigation Agency have teamed up to hold Trader Joe's accountable for its poor climate and labor practices and lack of transparency.
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