Cincinnati based grocer Kroger this week received the Rainforest Alliance’s Supply Chain Partnership Award for developing a responsible sourcing program for its private brand Home Sense tissue products.
“Kroger is proud to receive the Rainforest Alliance’s first-ever supply chain partnership award,” said Jessica Adelman, Kroger’s group vice president of corporate affairs. “We appreciate this recognition of Kroger, our supplier-partner, Clearwater Paper, and our joint commitment to a sustainable supply chain.”
The Rainforest Alliance’s widely-regarded third-party certification process helps ensure millions of acres of working forests and farms are managed according to rigorous sustainability standards. Many private brand items in the Kroger family of stores feature the green frog seal, such as Private Selection Coffees, Private Selection Roses, and Home Sense tissues and other rolled tissue products.
Clearwater Paper is a key supplier partner to Kroger. The company has been producing bath tissue, facial tissue and rolled paper towels for Kroger’s Home Sense brand since 2010.
Read more in Kroger’s efforts to ensure a responsible and sustainable supply chain in the company’s sustainability report at sustainability.kroger.com.