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.
Our environmental sustainability efforts can already be seen across the company, from our extensive partnership with Goodwill Industries to our energy efficiency improvements.
In 2016, we diverted more than 51 million pounds of materials from landfills through our recycling programs and donated 5.525 million pounds of food to nearly 250 community partners.
We’ve increased our fleet’s average miles per gallon by 6.7 percent since our 2013 baseline, and we’ve implemented many energy efficiency projects across our nearly 200 facilities.
Since 2011, we have celebrated Earth Week by collecting more than 211,500 pounds of materials for our Goodwill partners, which equates to approximately 45,355 hours of workforce redevelopment training for people in the communities we serve.