Grocery chain releases corporate responsibility report
A locally based grocery chain is sharing details of its efforts to support local farmers and food makers, give back to the community and promote sustainability.
Byron Center-based SpartanNash recently released its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report highlighting the Fortune 350 company’s associate training and development programs; support of local farmers and food entrepreneurs; companywide giving initiatives and donations; and recycling and energy efficiency improvements.
“At SpartanNash, we are mindful that our business decisions, products, services and operations have a direct impact on the environment, our communities, customers and co-workers, which make up our company’s corporate responsibility commitment,” said Dave Staples, SpartanNash president and CEO.
“We are investing in today, to ensure a better tomorrow.”
The full report can be found online at SpartanNash.com/CR-Report.
- Associate and food safety programs to ensure safe work places and quality food in every aisle
- Training and development and diversity and inclusion efforts for associates
- Support of nearly 2,000 locally grown and locally made items from farmers and businesses
- Community health and wellness initiatives
- A total of 20,234 volunteer hours representing $456,276 in economic impact
- $1.4 million in corporate giving initiatives
- $1.8 million awarded to community nonprofits by the SpartanNash Foundation
- 5.52-million pounds of product donated to community food pantries and local nonprofits
- 51.9-million pounds of materials diverted from landfills through recycling
- Transportation and energy efficiencies achieved