SpartanNash’s success relies on the strength and wellbeing of our Associates, customers and communities. To ensure we are good stewards to our stakeholders, we are committed to advancing our progress with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. ESG has oversight at the Board level and is supported by internal cross-functional committees and external advisors.
In 2022, we conducted a formal Materiality Assessment to help the Company establish short- and long-term goals for 2023 and beyond and establish best practices for data collection and disclosure. Using the external and internal research, we pinpointed issues that are most important to SpartanNash Associates and external stakeholders, with the following material issues identified as top priorities:
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Energy efficiency
- Renewable energy
- Fleet efficiency
- Food waste
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)
- Community engagement
- Product/packaging sustainability
- Employee health and safety
- Employee growth and development
- Ethics and integrity
- Data security
- Product quality and food safety
We remain focused on creating stakeholder and shareholder value by aligning our ESG initiatives with our Company’s strategic priorities.
The 2022 report outlines our progress along this journey, as well as a look ahead. Going forward, the SpartanNash ESG report will be published in a comprehensive fashion on a biennial basis, with performance highlights published annually in the Proxy Statement and on the corporate website.
The comprehensive report provides a detailed overview of all ESG topics deemed material to the Company’s current and future operations, including data across operational activities. The performance highlights will offer year-over-year data reporting to demonstrate the progress SpartanNash has made toward achieving our ESG goals, in addition to featuring key accomplishments related to ESG. SpartanNash will provide the next comprehensive ESG report in 2025, which will cover the Company’s ESG progress in 2023 and 2024.