Great food isn’t possible without a healthy planet. We’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint and nurturing the environment.

Our Signature Topic

Climate Action: As part of our Recipe for Change, we are committed to fighting climate change by reducing carbon emissions through science-based targets. Learn more on our Climate Action Page.

Learn more about some of our other key efforts, including:

Recycling & Waste Reduction

At Albertsons Companies, 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.

Our manufacturing facilities are committed to zero waste by 2022, and we are working divert as much material as possible from the landfill to better resources. Zero waste is considered achievable in locations with recycling facilities that include composting and/or bio-digestion. To qualify as zero waste, facilities must recycle or divert at least 90% of materials that would have previously been sent to landfills.

In 2020 we recycled more than 880 million lbs. of cardboard and 26 million lbs. of plastic film from our stores and distribution centers. This plastic gets new life with our partnership with TREX and is used in decking material and lumber.

Water Initiatives

Water is a precious resource, and there are many ways we can conserve it. We have found that even simple changes in behavior can lead to dramatic results.

We are always on the lookout for new or existing technologies that can help improve our water efficiency. We installed aerators on water faucets in our stores, which reduced the amount of water without compromising food safety or sanitation requirements. It also reduced natural gas needed for heating the water.

Focusing on leak prevention has also been key to our water conservation efforts, since leaks waste water and can be expensive to repair. All water utility use at our company is fed into a database that monitors consumption patterns. A special computer algorithm has been developed that tracks consumption and detects when water usage fluctuates out of normal ranges. If a variation is detected, we investigate the problem to see if it is caused by a leak and address it quickly to minimize negative impacts.