ShopRite of Boundbrook
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For more than four decades, ShopRite has supported sustainability efforts - both in our stores and in our communities - that help protect our environment. Learn more about some of the ways we are working to create a more sustainable future to live, work and shop in.
Shop Rite's have a longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. An integral part of our responsibility is the humane treatment of animals. We believe it is our moral and ethical obligation to make certain that animals are raised, handled, transported, and processed in ways that ensure they are safe and free from cruelty, abuse, or neglect. We work diligently with our suppliers to ensure human handling practices for all animals that provide our customers with meat, poultry, and dairy products. Because animal welfare is import to us, we require all our supplies to ensure that the animals raised for food production are reared in accordance with out Sustainable Animal Welfare and Animal Care Guidelines and Standards and all legal requirements.
We also keep materials out of the waste stream and operate our very own recycling center. The facility has recycled over 2.6 million tons of materials since first opening in the late 1970s. Last year, our stores recycled 128,648 tons of waxed and corrugated cardboard, 421 tons of newspaper, 132 tons of office paper, and 38 tons of metal. ShopRite also composted more than 8,200 tons of food waste at our stores.
Whether it is a national Food Recovery Challenge Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) or successfully obtaining certifications via the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC), our stores are award winners. Last year, we added statewide conservation awards from the Audubon Society and Earth Share for our conservation and community involvement efforts, and a business award from the organization Organix for our successful composting program (see previous article).
Green Teams are groups of associates that work together to explore new ways to make our stores and facilities more sustainable. They also partner with community organizations and help support local environmental efforts. Right now, we have more than 100 Green Teams, and the number keeps growing.