Food Lion Recognized as Industry Leader in SustainabilitySource: Business Wire
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Highlights include the following:
- Conserve – Since 2000, Food Lion saved more than 825.5 million kilowatt-hours of energy, which is equivalent to powering 66,340 HOMES for a year.
- Recycle - In 2018, Food Lion recycled 8,862 tons of food into animal feed, 126,915 tons of office paper and 5,932 tons of plastic bags and other in-store plastics.
- Food Rescue – Food Lion became the first retailer 20 years ago to introduce a food rescue program so that food could be given to local food banks and agencies. All food is safe to eat. In 2018, through Food Lion Feeds, the company showed its care for local feeding agencies by donating fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy products and shelf-stable food throughout the year to help end hunger in our communities. The company donated 88 million pounds of food.
- Sustainable Products - Food Lion is one of a few grocers that has an industry-leading sustainable seafood policy covering more than 2,500 fresh, frozen, canned or packaged products sold across the store. This means our seafood products are traceable back to the original source fishery or farm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency( EPA) recognized Food Lion last week with its 18th consecutive ENERGY STAR award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Food Lion is the only grocery retailer to receive the award for 18 years consecutively.
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