SpartanNash ESG Report: 2025 Goals on Track

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SpartanNash, a prominent food solutions company, has unveiled its highly anticipated 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.

This comprehensive report offers a detailed exploration of the company's remarkable achievements in several crucial domains, including the career development of its associates, sustainability efforts, environmental safety measures, community involvement, and philanthropic endeavours.

In addition to presenting these accomplishments, SpartanNash has shared its ESG objectives for 2025, meticulously aligned with the company's Core Capabilities: people, operational excellence, and insights that drive innovative solutions.

Tony Sarsam, the CEO of SpartanNash, expressed his satisfaction with the purposeful, cross-functional collaborations that have been established to strategically integrate the company's ESG goals into its overarching strategic master action plan.

He emphasised the company's commitment to being a People First Company, with a responsibility to generate solutions that enhance the well-being of its associates and the communities it serves.

SpartanNash remains dedicated to making continuous strides and is eager to share its journey with the key stakeholders who are integral to its mission.

Some of the standout achievements featured in the 2022 ESG report include:


  • Exceeding their target by reducing fleet mileage by 12%.

  • A remarkable 59% reduction in ozone-depleting emissions at distribution centre facilities.

  • Implementation of energy-efficient lighting at distribution centres resulting in a 6% drop in electricity consumption.

  • The diversion of a staggering 4.2 million pounds of food away from landfills.


  • A renewed focus on safety resulted in a 57% decrease in the Total Recordable Incident Rate since 2020, along with a 72% reduction in lost-time incidents.

  • The expansion of the tuition reimbursement programme, offering full-time and part-time associates an additional $2,250 per year, increasing the support from $3,000 to $5,250 for those seeking educational and career advancement opportunities at SpartanNash.

  • Introduction of paid parental leave for all associates following the birth or adoption of a child.


  • A strong commitment to governance practices, exemplified by the addition of three new directors in 2022.

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Extensive donations of over $1.5 million in products and financial contributions to disaster-affected areas, including Ukraine, Puerto Rico, Florida, Kentucky, and Mississippi.

  • The reinstatement of Helping Hands Day, an annual community service initiative, where associates collectively volunteered for over 3,300 hours.

  • A generous donation of $400,000 to address food insecurity in the communities served by SpartanNash.

This report provides a thorough insight into SpartanNash's all-encompassing ESG strategy, which permeates every facet of its business operations and encourages substantial levels of cross-departmental cooperation.

ESG progress is diligently monitored by numerous senior leaders across the company, in collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Directors.

In the future, SpartanNash intends to provide annual ESG highlights in its proxy statement and throughout the year on its corporate website.

Simultaneously, the comprehensive ESG report will be published biennially, with the next full report slated for release in 2025, covering the company's ESG achievements for 2023 and 2024.

For more in-depth information about SpartanNash's ESG endeavours and community engagement initiatives, please visit SpartanNash's corporate responsibility page at

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Source: PRNewswire


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