Our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Commitment

Americold’s ESG approach complements the critical role our business plays in the global cold chain. With food safety and security of utmost importance, Americold is proactive in reducing waste, decreasing and offsetting energy use, training and engaging associates, and ensuring proper oversight. We are dedicated to serving as a value-added cold chain partner, ensuring safety, reliability, and minimal environmental impact.

Making a Difference

Review our Environmental, Social and Governance Reports below


Corporate Partner

Proud to be a corporate partner with Feed the Children

We are passionate about giving back to the communities in which we live and work.  We partner with and support organizations around the globe that contribute to fighting hunger and supporting the growth and development of children and teens.

Our most significant partnership is with Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger. As part of our partnership in 2021, we conducted a 10-city “Alliance to Defeat Hunger” tour with Feed the Children and Tyson Foods to provide food and essentials to vulnerable families. During the four-month initiative, we served thousands of families across the U.S., supplementing nearly 2 million meals and providing more than 250 tons of foods and essentials to families valued at nearly $1.9 million.


Named to:
Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies List for 2022

Enel X 2021 Sustainable Footprint Award

203 Americold sites have been recognized by the Global Cold Chain Alliance with Gold, Silver, or Bronze status certifications under the Energy Excellence Recognition Program for driving energy excellence in temperature-controlled warehousing.

129 Facilities hold Safe Quality Food certification.

Committed to Energy Efficiency

Creating ideal environments within our facilities is the epitome of what we do, and environmental stewardship is foundational to our operational principles. We implement energy management best practices in our facilities around the globe, driving sustainability from the ground up.  Energy efficient building designs and layouts, waste walks, associate training, water conservation actions, recycling programs, and more are integrated into our practices and operations to evolve standard processes and continually improve performance across our network.

Advanced Technology for Sustainable Solutions

At Americold, we’re using the latest energy management technology to keep operations at the highest levels of efficiency.

We use real-time metering and monitoring tools at more than 90 percent of our facilities. And where available, we participate in utility demand-response programs – lowering emissions and helping to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s all part of our commitment to energy sustainability, to you, and to a healthy planet.

Read our 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report.

Sustainable Solutions

Not Your Average Household Freezer

Our newest temperature-controlled facilities are more than 92 times more efficient at freezing and keeping product frozen than your typical domestic freezer.