Doing Business Long Term
Our focus has to be on the future, that’s why we need to increase the amount of our materials and energy derived from renewable sources.


Alternative Fuels

  • Kum & Go has offered ethanol blends since 1979
  • E10 at 419 stores, E85 at 128 stores, bio-diesel at 75 stores
  • In 2012, we displaced over 54 million gallons of petroleum with corn-based ethanol (8.8% of total gallons sold)
  • Testing six “Level 2” electric vehicle charging stations
  • Evaluating compressed natural gas and “Level 3” charging
  • Participate with Clean Cities Coalitions in the Midwest

Construction Materials

  • 95% of lumber for new stores FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council)
  • 20% of construction materials are made from recycled content

Renewable Energy

  • 11.28 kW solar photovoltaic array installed in New Castle, CO
  • New store canopies built solar-ready – with reinforced steel, larger footings, and conduit run to the store