Sustainability

Industry Partners

UNFI Gets Nod of Approval on Climate Goals

The company said its emissions- and waste-reduction targets have been validated and approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative.

Retailers

Grocery Dominates in Axios-Harris Reputation Rankings

In the annual ranking of the most visible U.S. companies, Trader Joe's, H-E-B and Wegmans make up the top five, while Publix and Kroger are among the top 25.

The grocery retailer and Empower at the Bridge Foundation will cultivate a “Giant Bleacher Garden” for food-insecure area families in Harrisburg, Pa.

ESG ratings systems lack needed transparency and consistency, Rashida Salahuddin writes. But grocery retailers' boards can help steer ESG reporting in a more-meaningful direction.

Looking to expand its sustainability initiatives further, Meijer will host its first Sustainability Supplier Summit next month virtually June 20-23.

Releases inaugural Corporate Responsibility Progress Report, highlighting efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, divert operational waste and reduce food waste and packaging.

The Carlisle, Pa.-based details results from initiatives centered around eliminating hunger; changing children’s lives; promoting health and sustainability; supporting diversity, equity and inclusion; and more.

Cady will oversee the execution of key business objectives and develop business strategies for the Williamsville, N.Y.-based supermarket chain.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer and distributor is teaming up with Specialty Food Partners to offer thousands of new products to the 2,100 independent grocers that SpartanNash serves.

To celebrate the release of the report and to mark Earth Day, Weis donated $2,000 each to six organizations that work to improve the environment throughout its market area.

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