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Friday, July 11, 2014

11/07/2014: Safeway Shares Its Sustainability Report

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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 US$36.1 billion in 2013. 

The company operates 1332 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.

The sustainability report released says that 51 percent of their seafood items now meet their criteria, which are developed by Fish Wise based on Monterey Bay’s rankings. 

Safeway seem to be supporting Greenpeace on issues relating about Bering Sea Canyons highlighting their opposition to NOAA and the US scientific process for fishery management. 

Safeway seem, therefore, committed to a non-scientific approach to fisheries management as many other retailers have backed away from such campaigns. Greenpeace’s use of them for rankings and that would appear to be more important than supporting US government scientists on fishery management issues.

Read more HERE.

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