We recognize that as one of the top 20 supermarket chains in the country, we are uniquely positioned to lead the way in sustainability. Last year, our food waste diversion and recycling efforts received the Iowa Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in Waste Management. This year, we are building on those successes and continuing our proactive approach to preserving the environment.
In this corporate citizenship report, you’ll see the progress we’ve made this year in terms of food waste diversion, seafood sustainability, companywide recycling and renewable energy. A few highlights include:
Platinum Level Zero Waste Facility
We are proud of our subsidiary, Perishable Distributors of Iowa, for becoming the first in the state of Iowa to reach the highest designation a company can receive from the Zero Waste Business Council.
Growing Community Involvement
Our caring culture and passion for helping others is demonstrated through the outreach done by our stores and employees, as well as the financial support we provide to a multitude of national organizations and local initiatives.
Unveiling the Electric Highway
We announced that Tesla Superchargers were installed in the parking lots of several Hy-Vee stores as part of the car manufacturer’s first electric highway across Iowa.