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Sustainability

Visit our interactive store to see what we're going to help protect 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 are all linked by a shared concern for our earth and a desire to care for the diverse bounty it 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.

See our full sustainability report and more information here.

Did you know?


    • Assessed against our sustainable seafood policy criteria by Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), an independent third party. https://www.gmri.org
    • From farms and production plants certified for sustainable practices. https://www.bapcertification.org
    • From credible Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs).
    • To support these claims, our seafood is traceable back to the fishery or farm. seafoodexpert@hannaford.com
    • Find out more about our sustainable seafood practices here.
    • That includes recycling 86 million pounds of cardboard.
    • That includes recycling 3.3 million pounds of plastic.
    • We diverted 7.5 million pounds of food waste to a bio-digester, creating clean energy. http://www.exeteragrienergy.com/about-us/
    • We diverted 7 million pounds of food waste to compost farms.
    • We partner with the Manomet Grocery Stewardship Certification to audit our stores 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 work to continually improve their score year after year. https://www.manomet.org/program/sustainable-economies/grocery-stewardship-certification
    • That's enough energy to power 568 homes for a year.
    • Using high-efficiency overhead lighting in our stores can save up to 500,000 kWh annually (enough to power 46 homes for a year).
    • 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.
Hannaford is a leader in the country for managing sustainability across a large number of stores.
Peter Cooke, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
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