Heart of Safeway

Planet: Driving Sustainability Across Safeway's Fleet of Trucks


For Safeway Vice President of Transportation Tom Nartker, embedding sustainability into the company’s operations is more than a job. It’s a personal mission.

Tom is responsible for setting and meeting fuel-efficiency goals for Safeway’s fleet of trucks and ensuring that employees at our distribution centers understand how and why the company implements the efficiency strategies it does. Although Tom is proud of many initiatives from his more than 20 years at Safeway, a recent highlight for him was surpassing the Ton Miles Per Gallon (TMPG) target he set for the company.

Planet: Safeway's 1 Billion Bag Challenge


Reusable bags are an easy way you can make a lasting impact on the environment. By the end of 2015, our goal is to reduce the number of plastic and paper bags used by 1 billion. And we’re well on our way toward that goal today. You can help by switching to reusable bags when you shop.

Shoppers and retailers around the United States are growing more and more concerned about the negative impact of single-use bags — including Safeway. Did you know that consumers use more than 100 billion plastic shopping bags every year?

Planet: Safeway Strives to Protect the Environment

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We share one planet, and there are many ways — big and small — to help protect it. Safeway will always consider the environmental impact we have and new ways to minimize it. We encourage our employees, customers and suppliers to join us in doing the same.

Learn more about Safeway’s Planet initiatives. Join the Facebook and Twitter conversation by using the #HeartOfSafeway hashtag.

Community: Volunteerism at Safeway


Our employees lead busy and active lives, but that hasn’t stopped them from giving more than 3 million hours of their time and energy since 2011. Our goal for 2014 is to give back another 1 million hours.

Community: Safeway Creates Vibrant Neighborhoods

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Safeway gives back in many ways — both time and money — whether it’s to neighborhood charities or national campaigns.

Read more about Safeway’s Community initiatives on our website. Join the Facebook and Twitter conversation by using the #HeartOfSafeway hashtag.


Fresh From Our Farmers, Crain Ranch

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How do you get the freshest produce? By working with farmers like Dorothy Crain of Crain Ranch, who grows avocados in a paradise very close to you. Watch her story and then meet our other local farmers: http://csrsite.safeway.com/fresh-from-our-farmers/


Safeway Shares the “Heart of Safeway” in its Annual Sustainability Report

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PLEASANTON, Calif., July 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Safeway today released its sixth annual sustainability report, informed by the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines. The online report, titled “Heart of Safeway,” highlights progress Safeway made in the areas of environmental sustainability, community impact and responsible business practices.

Safeway Launches a Call to Action for Healthy Living for Employees and Customers, and Foresee Releases Healthcare Satisfaction Report - Health Minute for November 26, 2012

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Safeway is making a call to action for employees and customers with its Heart of Safeway pledge program. Participants are asked to select options to take everyday steps for better health, such as eating healthier foods or walking 15 minutes a day three times a week, to benefit pledge-takers and their communities.


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