Green Power Partnership
|Percentage Green Power||3.5%|
|Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site)||100%|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2005|
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Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America. The company operates 1,630 stores in the United States and Canada under the banners of Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick's, Carrs, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Pak 'n Save. In 2008, Safeway committed to purchasing enough renewable energy certificates to meet 100 percent of the electricity usage at its retail gasoline stations in the US. "The company's green power purchase is part of a comprehensive environmental strategy that benefits our customers and the communities we serve," said Joe Pettus, Safeway Senior Vice President of Fuel & Energy. "With a combined strategic approach of clean and renewable power coupled with energy efficiency and green building design, Safeway is a national leader in protecting the environment." Safeway is also the first retailer and grocer in North America to join the Chicago Climate Exchange and commit to legally binding reductions of its greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012, Safeway joined The Climate Registry (TCR) making it the first and only grocery retailer to be a member of TCR. The company's membership to TCR strengthens its position as a sustainability leader and provides additional transparency to its greenhouse gas emissions.