PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here announced yesterday that it has joined the California Climate Action Registry, the state‘s only official registry for greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects. Participation in the registry makes Safeway the first food retailer in the state to be an active participant in the organization and represents another step in the company's greenhouse gas emissions reduction program. "Joining the California Climate Action Registry was the next logical step in demonstrating Safeway's continued leadership in protecting the environment," said Steve Burd, Safeway‘s chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We have committed ourselves to a companywide clean energy initiative that is already having a positive impact on our business and the communities in which we operate." Joining the registry requires Safeway to follow a stringent program to annually monitor, report and certify its greenhouse gas emissions.