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Wind, sun and water
A photo of Marcel standing inside his store. 

Marcel explores ZooShare's impact on food waste reduction

The first time Marcel Fogah saw ZooShare’s biogas plant, which is located across from the Toronto Zoo, he didn’t know what he was looking at. The manager of a Loblaws store in Toronto was on a walk through a nature park with his wife when they stopped at a lookout and spotted the plant’s green-domed roof. But he didn’t realize what it was until last month, when he went on a field trip to the plant alongside several social media influencers to learn more about how Loblaw’s inedible food waste is turned into renewable power.

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From supermarket to shoreline: Chantal’s fight against plastic waste

Every day for the past seven years, Chantal Veilleux has visited the Lac des Soeurs in her hometown of Val-D’Or. “I like to go walking there with my dogs,” says the assistant manager of the city’s Maxi supermarket. But this past summer, she started to notice that the lake and trail that encircles it started filling up with trash.She had approached her municipality and the local police for help but received no response. So, when Chantal got the email from Montreal-based colleague Karine Mondor about participating in the Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup program, an initiative from the conservation organization to clean up pollutants and plastic waste in our waters sponsored by Loblaw, she jumped at the chance.

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What I need you to know about food waste

Nearly 30 people officially sit on Loblaw’s Food Waste Reduction Committee, with dozens more supporting the committee as it pursues a very important mandate – to develop the relationships, processes and reporting mechanisms required for Loblaw to send zero food waste to landfill by 2030.

A photo of inside one of Loblaw’s stores that shows the LED lights and refrigeration.

Environmental improvements you won’t see in our stores

Unfortunately, there are environmental consequences to running a network of retail stores and pharmacies that serve nearly every community in the country. But you should know that we take our environmental impact seriously, as evidenced by the work we are doing to minimize the carbon footprint of our operation. One area of specific focus for us is store-level adaptations, especially around how we heat and cool our facilities, and how we better manage fridge and freezer cooling. These are often invisible changes that can have a massive impact.

A photo of sokeysalmon at the seafood counter inside one of Loblaw’s stores.

Loblaw's journey to a sustainable seafood future

October is National Seafood Month, and for over a decade, Loblaw has been at the forefront of the sustainable seafood movement in Canada, a commitment that extends far beyond our shores to impact fisheries and ecosystems worldwide.

An aerial photo of one of Loblaw’s electric trucks with the Provigo logo on the side. 

Loblaw is driving towards net-zero

Earlier this year, Loblaw announced that it had put its first electric truck on the road, serving stores in the Greater Montreal Area. Since then, 38 more electric short-haul trucks have either hit the road or been ordered, and the company has signed an agreement to purchase 5 hydrogen trucks to complete longer haul deliveries.