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Safeway Raises Funds for AIDS Walk San Francisco

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For nearly a decade, employees at Albertsons Companies’ Northern California Safeway office have participated in and raised money for the AIDS Walk San Francisco. This year, the team of Albertsons Companies’ corporate office and Safeway employees again supported the important cause. About 8,000 people participated in the 10K walk through Golden Gate Park.

Safeway Partners With Truckee Donner Public Utility District to Reduce Energy Consumption

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Safeway is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment, preserving vital resources, and contributing positively to its valued community. These ideals were revealed clearly in a recent project at the Safeway store in Truckee, California. Eager to conserve electricity, Safeway accepted a partnership proposal from Ecology Action, a non-profit environment consultancy organization committed to helping people and businesses act now to create a thriving economy and healthier planet.

Safeway Foundation Awards $650K to Beneficiaries of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Campaign

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The Safeway Foundation's Cancer Research and Treatment campaign raised $450,000 in stores throughout the division during the month of May.  In addition, the foundation is awarding another $207,000 to beneficiaries of the campaign for a grand total of $657,000.  The money raised benefits a variety of local organizations that provide services for breast cancer research and treatment in Northern Nevada, Northern California and Hawaii.  

Grantees will receive funding for the following focus areas:

Companies Announce Support for SDG 14 Implementation

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Originally appeared on International Institute for Sustainable Development

Albertsons Companies, one of the largest US supermarket companies, announced its support for SDG 14 by joining the Seafood Task Force and signing on to the pledge on Committing to Social Responsibility in Global Fisheries and Aquaculture, a voluntary commitment made by the private sectors, NGOs and the UN during the UN Ocean Conference.

Albertsons Companies Commits to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Joins Influential Seafood Task Force

Nationwide grocer advances social responsibility in seafood in honor of World Oceans Day
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BOISE, Idaho, June 6, 2017/3BL Media/ - In concert with World Oceans Day, Albertsons Companies, one of the largest supermarket companies in the U.S., announced today that it has pledged its support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, known as the “Oceans Goal,” which sets international targets to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.”

Fair Trade USA Calls on Shoppers to Choose Fair Trade Seafood This World Oceans Day

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Originally posted on 3BL Media

In honor of World Oceans Day, Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, launches a campaign to raise awareness of issues in the seafood industry. 

Colgate-Palmolive and the Mars Agency's Partnership Awarded Silver Effie For Sustainability-Focused Shopper Marketing Program

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Colgate-Palmolive and the Mars Agency’s “Turn Off the Water” campaign in Safeway’s Northern California stores was honored at the 2017 Effie Awards in the Single-Retailer Program: Supermarkets category.  The campaign implemented a regional integrated shopper marketing program to inspire consumers to conserve water at home. Award winners were recently recognized at the prestigious North American Effie Awards Gala in New York.

Albertsons Companies Named EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

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BOISE, Idaho, May 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Albertsons Companies is winner of the prestigious Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award. This is the second year in a row that Albertsons has received the honor, which recognizes commitment to increasing awareness of the EPA’s Safer Choice Program for sustainable products.

Albertsons Companies Becomes First Major Grocer to Sell Fair Trade Certified™ Scallops

Santa Monica Seafood® Signature Sea Scallops available at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores in Southern California and coming soon to Safeway in Northern California
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BOISE, Idaho, May 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies today announced that it has expanded its Fair Trade Certified™ seafood program and its commitment to responsible sourcing by becoming the first major grocer to carry Fair Trade Certified™ scallops.

Join Albertsons Companies in Reducing Food Waste This Earth Day

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We do our part to celebrate Earth Day today and every day. We recognize that food waste is a serious problem across the country. Why does it matter? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an estimated 30 – 40 percent of the food supply is wasted in the US every year. That’s approximately $161 billion worth of food, enough to provide 110 billion meals. Most of the wasted food ends up in the landfill and as it breaks down, it produces methane.

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