Sustainability

Committed to sustainable best practices.

Kwik Trip, Inc. has a philosophy of recycle, reduce, and reuse to save time, energy, and natural resources. We care about the communities we serve and are committed to finding ways to reduce energy, water use, and costs in all our stores, along with constructing buildings that promote better health for our guests and co-workers. As a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) member, Kwik Trip, Inc. utilizes green building practices and strives to meet or exceed green building performance standards.

The first LEED-certified store opened in 2007. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a voluntary certification program administered by USGBC. Kwik Trip, Inc. certifies three to five new stores per year, while implementing green building techniques on all new construction.

Other green practices:

  • » We offer a growing number of electric car-charging stations at our stores throughout the Midwest
  • » Kwik Trip, Inc. is part of Energy for Tomorrow, a group of over 700 businesses in Wisconsin purchasing renewable energy as a sustainability initiative
  • » We support local communities and reduce our carbon footprint by sourcing eggs, cheese, produce, and most of the food we sell from farms and producers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa
  • » In 2012, we built our Alternative Fuels facility; the first of its kind in the U.S. which provides customers with safe, cost-effective, and far cleaner alternative fuels
  • » Currently 70% of our commercial fleet runs on alternative fuels (CNG or LNG)
  • » HVAC and refrigeration check-ups are completed bi-annually and result in significant energy savings
  • » Kwik Trip is committed to not only reducing, but also recycling. This can be seen in the 100+ tons of cardboard, construction waste and plastic, glass, and aluminum recycled every year