At Krause Group, our mission is clear: work to nurture our family of brands while creating opportunities to do good in the world.
In one way or another we have been doing that here since the beginning. The same core insights that led my father and grandfather to start a single convenience store in 1959 continue to serve as the foundation of all that is Krause Group today. While the family of brands has changed and grown over the years, that purpose has been unwavering: leave our communities better than how we found them; share in the success of our businesses with our Associates who make that success possible; and have a tangible, positive impact on the lives of the people and communities our work touches. In 2022, as the world began a return to a new normal, Krause Group focused on responsibly increasing our sustainable and community-focused practices. The mandate we gave ourselves in 2022 was clear: How could we evolve to build a better, more responsible organization for both people and the planet?
This report lays out how that evolution has played out. It is a story that is still being told, but I am proud of our continued progress. After a global pandemic fundamentally changed how we live and work, we returned to the Krause Gateway Center with a flexible work policy and initiated a stronger focus on mental health programming and assistance for our Associates. We elevated our focus on art, encouraging empathy, respect, and curiosity with an emphasis on CSR-focused programming. Active engagement with Associates and external visitors fostered connections, encouraging people to learn about each other in real time while also attending to their own individual experiences.
Across our Krause Group businesses, Associates worked to prioritize inclusion, equity, and sustainability. In Parma, we leaned in on the professional development of women in the sport with our launch of the women’s club. We have continued to show up for our LGBTQ+ Associates and community through our support of Pride and DSM 4 Equity. Our wineries continue to innovate in sustainable agriculture from reducing water consumption or deploying grassing systems and green manure, to ensuring electric energy utilized is from renewable resources. Casa di Langa, our 5-star resort, implemented a green menu initiative for our onsite restaurant. With this effort, 50% of vegetables are grown onsite with 80% of ingredients being locally sourced. 100% of our products are organic or hormone-free. And we collaborated with residents in one of our buildings to relocate them as we prepared to redevelop the property.
Our commitment to CSR is also about how we show up in the communities we impact. At Krause Group we are guided by our historic commitment to giving at least 10% of our profits back to the communities we serve. I am proud to note in 2022 we made significant donations to Habitat for Humanity International, United Way of Central Iowa, the Trevor Project, No Kid Hungry, and Urban Dreams.
I’m deeply honored to be able to share it with you all in this report. I am also acutely aware of the ambitious work that lies ahead.
In August 2023, Krause Group completed the transaction of Kum & Go and Solar Transport to Maverik. In 2023, Krause Group is making profound changes to its business. It will not be an easy transition, but it will be an exciting one. Our potential to do good in the community, to be a beacon of responsible growth and inclusive progress has never been so great.
It will be an extraordinary challenge and we are excited to take it on.
Kyle J. Krause, Founder & CEO, Krause Group
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Krause Group is a family-owned parent company of a diverse set of businesses located in the United States and Italy.
The purpose of Krause Group is to enhance the way people experience the world by nurturing a family of brands while creating opportunities to do good. The organization is committed to creating a culture that actively fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion and drives innovation toward sustainability.
Celebrating 8 years of Krause Group and nearly 100 years of entrepreneurial spirit and business ownership by Kyle and members of his family, the purpose-driven organization has a commitment to community engagement and corporate social responsibility, donating at least 10% of profits to the communities it serves each year.
Countries (U.S. and Italy)
Businesses (U.S. and Italy)
Associates (U.S. and Italy)
Convenience Stores (U.S.)
Residential Rental Units (U.S.)
Commercial Rentable Square Footage (U.S.)
Semi-Tractor Trucks (U.S.)
Acres of Farmland (U.S.)
Hectares of Farmland (Italy)
Wines Produced (Italy)
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Our 4 CSR Pillars
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is fundamental to who we are as a company. We have established four pillars to use as filters for decision-making and continuous improvement. These pillars harness our values into real-world actions and guide our operating philosophy.
We focus on our “Why” in everything we do: to inspire and energize our Associates and to engage our customers and communities. At Krause Group, our purpose is “to enhance the way people experience the world.” Our mission is “to nurture our family of brands, creating opportunities to do good in the world.”
We are committed to all people feeling welcome, heard, and valued, while creating a culture where Associates have a sustainable quality of life.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on achieving gender equality and reduced inequalities