- Safeway successfully eliminated usage of over 17 million pounds of cardboard by switching to reusable shipping containers, which diverted 491,400 tons of waste from landfills.
- Employee participants in company health programs were able to collectively reduce their weight by 18,734 pounds and achieved an overall obesity reduction of 4.5 percentage points. Additionally, 63 percent of the participants improved their blood pressure, 47 percent lowered their cholesterol levels and 15 percent improved their Body Mass Index.
- Safeway employees dedicated 1 million+ volunteer hours in 2011 to benefit local organizations.
- In 2011, Safeway became the first food retailer to hire a Chief Medical Officer to lead employee and community health and wellness efforts.
- Greenpeace USA ranked Safeway No. 1 on its Supermarket Seafood Sustainability list for the second consecutive year in 2012.
- Safeway converted and will continue to convert waste grease from deli departments in its Northern California stores into cleaner-burning bio-diesel fuel to power the Vons truck fleet in Southern California.
- Safeway set a goal to hire 850 military veterans into retail stores in 2012 in addition to the veterans hired through the existing Junior Military Officer training program.
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