Company announces that 100% of its Own Brands packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or industrially compostable by 2025
BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Albertsons Companies today announced a broad plastic waste reduction pledge to advance sustainability throughout the company, starting with its extensive Own Brands portfolio.
The new commitment furthers the circular economy for packaging at the company’s 2,300 Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, ACME Markets, Randalls, Haggen, and other banner stores.
Albertsons Companies Plastics and Packaging Pledge
Introducing 17 new superior-quality “eco picnic” tableware and bamboo products to complement recently added line of compostable coffee pods and biodegradable household cleaners
BOISE, Idaho, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies’ Own Brands is elevating environmental stewardship and helping consumers live green with the launch of compostable and earth-friendly products in the popular Open Nature® brand.
Coinciding with the beginning of Earth Month, the unveiling of the new eco picnic wares continues a long history of responsible environmental practices and broad selections of better-for-you and sustainable Own Brands products throughout the store.
Customers and employees help contribute nearly $262 million to support important causes in 2018
BOISE, Idaho, April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation today announced the results of a wide-ranging donation and community involvement effort to effect change in the neighborhoods they serve.
Through the hard work of its employees and generosity of its customers, the nation’s second-largest food and drug retailer contributed nearly $262 million in food and financial support to important causes in 2018, continuing a long history of grassroots and enterprise-wide outreach.
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global recognition of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is also an annual call to action for accelerating gender parity, as evidenced by this year's theme, #BalanceforBetter. The theme underscores the need for gender balance in the workplace and government, gender balance in media and sports coverage, a balance in the distribution of wealth, and gender balance in all other areas of society.
“Geoff has put together a diverse team; everybody brings something different to the table,” says Nancy Cota, Albertsons’ vice president of Own Brands, who has spent 42 years in the grocery industry. “That’s what makes us so strong. And when you trust each other like we trust each other, you want to win together.”
Hundreds of people came together to enjoy a hot meal on Christmas Eve – that they may not otherwise have had this holiday. The Christmas Eve feast was meant to warm the hearts of those in need. This meal is provided by the Salvation Army and Safeway.
“Sometimes people are just down on their luck and a warm meal goes a long way,” said Todd Broderick, Safeway Denver Division President.
As part of its ongoing commitment to provide more options for commercial and municipal customers to achieve their sustainability goals and provide clean, renewable energy, Salt River Project announced that several large customers have signed agreements to get a portion of their energy from the sun.
Participating customers include entities such as Albertsons Companies, Inc., City of Chandler, City of Mesa, City of Phoenix, CMC Steel Arizona, CyrusOne, Digital Realty Trust, Freeport-McMoRan, Mesa Public Schools and Walmart.