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Membership No.

3-0069-14-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Retailers

Country/Region

United States

Member since

19 June 2014

Safeway, Inc.

Profile

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated based in New York City. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2017 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.


ACOP Report Submissions

ACOP PERIOD FILE NAME NOTES FILE SIZE
2017 safeway inc.-ACOP2017.pdf 32.1 KB

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Safeway will release a palm oil policy at the end of 2013. This policy will be publicly available on our CSR website and it will convey our intentions surrounding responsibly produced palm oil. We intend to phase-in RSPO certified palm oil into our supply chain through the sourcing of mass-balance oil, while phasing-out conventional, un-certified or irresponsibly produced oil.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Our goal is to transition our palm oil supply to a responsibly produced one. Safeway supports the transition to sustainably sourced palm oil, which avoids human trafficking, child labor, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss or any other poor environmental management practices in order to do business.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    We plan to begin purchasing RSPO/mass-balance palm oil while phasing-out palm oil that is considered irresponsibly produced according to our company criteria and RSPO criteria.

    Additionally, we plan to work collaboratively with other retailers, NGOs, manufacturers and suppliers to conduct audits and meet our criteria for responsibly produced palm oil.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    Joining the RSPO is just the first step on a long journey towards sustainable and responsible palm oil. Through the RSPO, we aim to foster relationships and build trust and collaboration among others in various industries who face similar challenges with palm oil as we do.

    We hope to see the RSPO strengthened in terms of its criteria and enforcement, and believe the best way to meet our goals is to work collaboratively in constructive and positive ways that can help drive progress and improvement.
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