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  • Sustainability

    Visit our interactive store to see how Hannaford protects our environment and communities.

Our commitment to a greener planet and healthier communities

We celebrate and honor our bond with local farmers, suppliers and manufacturers, because it brings us together as a community. We're all linked by a shared concern for our earth and a desire to care for the diverse bounty she provides. That's why we work hard every day to make certain that what you find in our stores – from the foods we carry to the services we offer – demonstrates our care for this connection and our stewardship for our planet's natural resources.

Greater than Groceries

What's important to you is important to us. From carrying 100% sustainable seafood and achieving zero waste goals in our stores, to fighting hunger in our communities and supporting local farms, we share your passion and commitment to making the world a better place. Together, we're Greater than Groceries.

You might be surprised to learn...

100% of the seafood we sell comes from sustainable sources

Hannaford will only sell products harvested using legal methods in regulated environments and encourage our suppliers and the fishing community to invest in gear and farming technologies that reduce adverse seafood production impact on the environment. We have an extensive program and work proactively with reputable groups.

Hannaford Seafood Sustainability

We donated 25 million pounds of food to hunger relief in 2018

When we have safe, edible food that we can't sell in our stores, our highest priority is donating that food to people in need. In 2018, these donation efforts provided 20 million meals for people in our communities and helped reduce food waste by over 44%. We're proud to partner with several hunger relief agencies in our communities.

Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger

We recycled 79.5% of our waste in 2018

In 2018, we recycled 96 million pounds of cardboard and 3.8 million pounds of plastic. We diverted 8 million pounds of food waste to compost farms and diverted 13 million pounds of food waste to a biodigester, creating clean energy at Exeter Agri-Energy (EAE).

"Hannaford is a national leader in the supermarket industry for managing sustainability across a large number of stores."

– Peter Cooke, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

100% of our stores are certified as stewards for sustainability

Our stores are audited annually for environmentally preferred practices. We review water use, energy use and storm water run-off practices to ensure we operate with minimal impact to the environment. All of our stores meet or exceed the standards set by Manomet and we work to continually improve our score year after year.

We saved 7 million kilowatt hours of energy by switching to LED lighting

We use high-efficiency overhead lighting in our stores that can help us save up to 500,000 kWh annually. That's enough to power 46 homes for a year.

100% of our single-serve packaged store brand coffee is Fair Trade Certified

Last year, the Global Fair Trade movement empowered 1.6 million farmers and workers across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean to reach better terms with their trading partners. Fair Trade Certified products are produced according to rigorous standards that protect farmers, workers, fishermen and the environment.

See our full sustainability report and more information here.

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