New York City Hy-Vee is the latest U.S. supermarket chain to join the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Program to reduce refrigerant emissions.
“Hy-Vee’s participation in GreenChill underscores the company’s commitment to sustainability in all aspects of our operations,” said Michael Smith, Hy-Vee’s director of real estate and sustainability.
By joining GreenChill, Hy-Vee commits to:
The GreenChill Partnership was launched in 2007 and now has 49 partners with nearly 5,500 stores. The EPA estimates that GreenChill supermarkets have refrigerant leak rates about 50% lower than the industry average.