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Our Commitment to Being a Net-Zero Carbon Company by 2030

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With the fight against climate change more pressing than ever, Imperfect Foods is proud to announce we will be a net-zero carbon operation by 2030 — 10 years earlier than major retailers and 20 years before the Paris Climate Agreement deadline.

Since Imperfect’s founding, we’ve been committed to reimagining grocery shopping. We started by asking why fruits and vegetables that looked a little quirky were going to waste. Our choice to show love and respect to produce that other companies had dismissed as ugly and unmarketable led us on a fruitful journey to re-think every aisle of the grocery store—and save 139 million pounds of food as a result.

As we grow, our mission must grow with us. Since the food system accounts for 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions, we have our work cut out for us. To truly build a kinder, less wasteful food system, we need to make sure that every aspect of how we operate as a business helps accomplish this goal.

In the years ahead, we will bring the same passion we brought to eliminating food waste into reducing carbon emissions in every aspect of our operations. As part of our 2030 commitment, we plan to do the following:

  • We will convert all of our fulfillment centers to 100% renewable power by 2026. Last year, we began this transition, successfully converting our largest fulfillment center in Los Angeles to be entirely solar-powered, which is the equivalent to removing 470 cars off the roads for an entire year.

  • This commitment extends beyond our fulfillment centers, with the goal of having a fully electric vehicle fleet by 2027 to reduce the emissions of our deliveries.

  • We will have one facility certified zero-waste-to-landfill operational by 2022 with a total of six certified zero-waste-to-landfill facilities in operation three years later.

  • And yes, we will offer more sustainable options than recyclable cardboard boxes for delivering your groceries.

As we see new areas to improve, we’ll work with our growers, producers, and employees to intentionally redesign how we source food, package it, and deliver it to your door.

While we know this is an ambitious goal, our history as a company has shown us that big changes in our food system don’t happen unless you’re willing to see value where others see obstacles.

Here’s a deeper look at how we’ll get to a net-zero carbon operation by 2030:


  • Form a Sustainability Department

  • Continue local composting programs at every facility (something we’ve been doing since our inception)

  • Power our first facility–Los Angeles–100% by solar power


  • Power a second facility by renewable energy sources

  • Introduce a reusable delivery box in select markets


  • First facility certified zero waste to landfill

  • Increase our regional sourcing by 15% to reduce the number of trucks on the road moving our food


  • Rescue over 200 million pounds of food

  • Switch the packaging of our Imperfect Foods items to recyclable, compostable, or reusable packaging


  • Increase our regional sourcing by 15% to reduce the number of trucks on the road moving our food


  • Six facilities certified zero waste to landfill


  • Imperfect delivery vehicles are 100% electric


  • Imperfect is a net-zero carbon company and has saved 1 billion pounds of food

We can’t do this alone. We’re going to engage our entire ecosystem of suppliers, partners, employees, and customers to move these important changes forward. This includes you. We’ll need your help, ideas, and support along the way. We’re committed to lead the way to a net-zero carbon food system and we invite you to join us!


  • Shirley Haberfeld
    September 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Admirable goals. Thank you for respect our planet. Can you tell what your silver bags are made of that make them compostable? And what is the gel made of in the freeze bags?

    • Imperfect Foods
      September 13, 2022 at 11:51 am

      Our silver bags aren’t compostable, but they are returnable through our Packaging Return Program! Having them be compostable is one of our goals for the future 💚

      • Nazeema Karim
        September 18, 2022 at 12:14 pm

        Our son accumulated several of your silver
        Bags. ( good insulation)
        I want to know how to return it to you.
        Need info on your packaging return program.
        Thank you,

        • Imperfect Foods
          October 3, 2022 at 4:12 pm

          Click here to learn more about how to return your packaging:


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