What is in this article?:
- Sustainability Award: Sobeys Progresses Toward Carbon, Waste-Diversion Goals
- CO2 Pioneer
- Waste Not
- Sidebar: Spreading the Word
Additional Sustainability Awards coverage:
Sobeys has installed transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems in 36 stores, more than any other North American retailer.
Sidebar: Spreading the Word
Sobeys is not only focused on sustainability in its own operations — it supports sustainability elsewhere as well.
In 2008, in partnership with Le Jour de la Terre Québec, Sobeys’ Quebec IGA retailers launched a fund to promote new sustainable development in communities across the province. To date, the fund has granted $4 million to nearly 400 community-based environmental initiatives.
In 2009, the company’s Ontario operations, in partnership with Earth Day Canada (EDC), created the Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund. The fund provides grants of up to $20,000 to community-based environmental initiatives, and is open to all Canadian community-based, not-for-profit organizations and schools supporting environmental projects in Ontario. Since its inception, the fund has awarded more than $1.1 million to 80 community-based environmental initiatives.
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