Loblaw one of Canada’s top greenest employers for second year

4/22/2011

Loblaw has been named one of Canada’s top greenest employers by Mediacorp Canada for the second consecutive year.

“At Loblaw, we are proud of the way our colleagues, employees and franchise owners have supported our efforts to be more environmentally conscious," said Bob Chant, vice-president, corporate affairs, Loblaw. "Whether it's sourcing our products sustainably; encouraging use of reusable bags in place of plastic bags; improving our energy use and fuel efficiency or inspiring our customers to make environmentally friendly purchasing decisions, we have a responsibility as Canada's leading grocery retailer to reduce the environmental impact of our day-to-day operations."

Some of Loblaw's environmental accomplishments in 2010 include: a commitment to source all seafood sold in retail from sustainable sources by the end of 2013; reduction of 3.2 per cent in electricity use per square foot compared to 2009; improvement of fleet fuel efficiency by 2.3 per cent; and a reduction of 2.3 million kilograms of packaging contained in Loblaw control brand products, moving the company closer to achieving a five per cent reduction in the packaging used in Loblaw control brand products by the end of 2014.

The Canada's Greenest Employers competition is organized by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project and recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a corporate culture of environmental awareness, have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives and attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership.

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