The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal selected 82 finalists for this year’s Healthiest Employers in the Greater Bay Area lists and associated event. Companies were categorized based on the size of their Bay Area workforce. In the Bay Area, these employers have 130,864 employees. Overall, they employ nearly 1.3 million people.
Safeway's corporate director of energy utilization helps inspire actionable sustainability at the company
Victor Munoz, corporate director of energy utilization, brings to Safeway a long history of sustainable living. His family owned a restaurant serving local foods in the 1960s, and they spent weekends on California’s Sonoma County beaches where his parents taught him to respect the earth and leave no trace behind.
His upbringing led him to a career where he gets to educate colleagues about energy and water conservation best practices, helping to ensure that future generations can also grow up appreciating the planet’s natural beauty.
Over $300 million given through the eScrip program since 1999
Together with our customers we’ve given over $300 million to local schools through the eScrip program since 1999. Thank you to customers who participated in the program so far. We are making a real impact in our communities.
We encourage all our shoppers to take part in eScrip. You can activate donations to the school of your choice simply by shopping at Safeway. Just join the eScrip program, and a percentage of your qualifying Safeway Club Card purchases goes to the school you have designated.
Safeway Home bath tissue and paper towels are made of FSC and Rainforest Alliance certified paper
As part of our sustainability efforts, we want you to feel like you’re making a difference at home. That’s where Safeway Home products come in.
Our Softly® Bath and Facial Tissue, Our Strongest Bath Tissue, Our Softest Bath Tissue and Ultra Thirsty® Paper Towels are produced following the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), certified through the Rainforest Alliance.
Record-high number of shareholder resolutions filed in 2014 proxy season drive more aggressive action by top companies on climate-related issues
BOSTON, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In response to nearly 150 climate-related resolutions filed by institutional investors during the 2014 proxy season, 20 major international corporations have committed to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sustainably source palm oil –a leading driver of global deforestation, which causes nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions according to the Environmental Protection Agency. An additional 45 corporate commitments were secured related to sustainability reporting, energy efficiency and carbon asset risk.
At Safeway, our commitment to responsibly use resources includes thoughtful consideration of how we can reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and recycle what was once considered trash. We are now working toward zero waste across all our operations.
Unsustainable fishing and aquaculture practices are taking a major toll on our oceans. Safeway is proud to partner with the California-based nonprofit organization FishWise to assess our entire supply chain and work with our suppliers to offer a larger selection of responsibly harvested fresh and frozen seafood for our stores. FishWise relies on the science from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch®.
Supporting local hunger relief programs is a natural fit for us as a neighborhood grocery store. We are proud to collaborate with our customers to be one of the largest contributors to food banks and feeding programs in the communities we serve.
In 2013, Safeway donated an estimated 71,935,464 pounds of food from our stores, plants, distribution centers and other facilities, which is equivalent to 59,946,220 meals* and worth more than $129 million. We work with many local hunger relief organizations to distribute the food where it is needed most.
Establishing a diverse and inclusive environment leads to a stronger, more versatile team, and we take pride in the diversity of our workforce. Safeway’s diversity strategy is built directly into our business goals, particularly when it comes to giving you experiences and service so you are extremely satisfied. Our view of diversity covers the many ways our employees’ skills, experiences and perspectives are different. We are a top employer for people with disabilities.