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Safeway Receives National Animal Welfare Award

America’s second largest grocer recognized for its work improving animal welfare in its supply chain
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Planet: Safeway Working Toward Zero Waste

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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.

Planet: Safeway's Efforts to Keep Our Oceans Healthy

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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®.

Community: Hunger Relief at Safeway

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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.

 

People: Safeway's Commitment to Diversity

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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.

People: Safeway's Healthy Employees

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Healthy Measures, our health incentives program, motivates employees to improve their overall health. We offer comprehensive resources to help them maintain healthy weights and blood glucose levels and lower their cholesterol. 

JumpStart is an online wellness program, available to all Safeway Companies employees and their extended family members. The program helps them track nutrition, fitness and overall health goals individually or as teams to encourage some friendly competition.

People: Military Leader Pays It Forward at Safeway

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David Durbin created an employee Veteran’s Resource Group to promote the growth and development of Safeway’s veterans.

Products: Safeway's Brands

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We want to make it easy for you to focus on health while leading a busy life — and the proof is right on our shelves. At your neighborhood Safeway, you’ll find a growing selection of foods and household items under brands we created with your health and the planet in mind.

Our brands can help you incorporate healthier options into your daily routine and minimize your impact on the environment. We use high-quality ingredients to make food that tastes great.

Products: Buying Local at Safeway

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We aren’t the only ones who invest a lot of energy and care into the products that line our shelves. Our local farmer suppliers have long traditions of producing high-quality goods that shoppers can enjoy.

One such partner is California Cloverleaf Farms, one of the Burroughs family farms. Cloverleaf is one of many family-run California dairies providing certified organic milk for Safeway. Cloverleaf is committed to sustainable, organic family farming, and it has spent the past decade transitioning all of its land to organic.

Products: Safeway's Sustainable Seafood

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As one of the country’s largest grocers, Safeway recognizes its responsibility to protect our natural resources. Protecting our oceans is critical for maintaining the availability of seafood for future generations and the health of our planet. We set a progressive, industry-leading goal for all our fresh and frozen seafood to be responsibly caught or farmed, or from sources making credible improvements, by the end of 2015.

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