SpartanNash is committed to environmental sustainability. We know that to be successful we need to evaluate how our business decisions — in the short and long term — will impact the consumption of natural resources, generation of waste materials and impact the environment. We also recognize that the way we operate has a direct effect on the natural environment, the communities we serve and our bottom line. We continue to raise the bar on going green with responsible solutions, energy efficiencies and sustainability initiatives aimed at respecting our environment and protecting our planet.
Although we have more to do, our environmental sustainability efforts can already be seen across the company, from our extensive partnership with Goodwill Industries to our energy efficiency improvements.
In 2015, we diverted more than 235 million pounds of materials from landfills and donated 2.58 million pounds of food to 147 community partners.
We’ve increased our fleet’s average miles per gallon by 6.5 percent since our 2013 baseline, and we’ve implemented many energy efficiency projects across our nearly 200 facilities.
Over the last six years, we have celebrated Earth Week by collecting 121,500 pounds of materials for our Goodwill partners, which equates to more than 26,000 hours of workforce training for individuals in need in our communities. We are also currently running a reusable bag design contest.