I am happy that Costco has taken concrete action to stop wasteful panic buying. Right now, Costco is a leading business in responding to the coronavirus. Costco should also be a leader in having a sustainable supply chain beyond this crisis.
One of Costco’s major suppliers of meat is Cargill. Cargill is a corporation with a horrible environmental record. From deforestation in the Amazon to being a major polluter of waterways, Cargill does not match with any vision of a sustainable future. Until its practices change, companies like Costco should cut ties. Costco deserves praise for its push for sustainability in its stores.
I am proud of how Costco has represented the value we place on the environment in Washington. Now, Costco has the chance to further set an example by no longer buying meat from Cargill.