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SOURCE Safeway Inc.
PLEASANTON, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. The report contains updates such as Safeway's significant progress toward its industry-leading goal to responsibly source all of its fresh and frozen seafood by the end of 2015. A snapshot report of the Company's 2013 performance highlights is available today as well.
The report spotlights stories of lives positively impacted by Safeway – from employees and nonprofit partners to local farmers and producers – and suggests ways in which Safeway's customers can adopt more sustainable, healthy habits.
"The Heart of Safeway is made up of people we proudly employ, the variety of products we offer customers, the communities in which we live and work, and the planet that we aim to protect," said Larree Renda, Executive Vice President and Chair of the companywide Sustainability Executive Task Force. "Safeway is very proud of the strides we made in 2013 in an effort to continually create better lives, vibrant neighborhoods, and a healthier planet."
Safeway's 2013 performance highlights include:
For a comprehensive view of Safeway's 2013 sustainability initiatives and performance, visit the Company's sustainability website. Safeway also shares sustainability-related updates on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with the #HeartofSafeway hashtag. Follow along and share the news: Learn what makes up the #HeartofSafeway by visiting @Safeway's newly released sustainability report – safeway.com/csr
Safeway Inc., which operates Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Carrs stores, is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States with sales of $36.1 billion in 2013. The company operates 1,332 stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia, 13 distribution centers, 19 manufacturing plants, and employs approximately 138,000 employees. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY. For more information, please visit www.Safeway.com.
Safeway Contact: Teena Massingill 925-467-3810, Teena.Massingill@Safeway.com
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