stakeholder engagement

We know we can do more good through partnerships than we ever could on our own, which is why we turn to our stakeholders, and listen to their ideas, concerns and perspectives. We have ongoing relationships with community leaders, government agencies and non-governmental organizations that help us understand the most pressing issues facing our communities. They also help us influence how we support our team members and guests.

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education partners

We partner with The Heart of America Foundationlink opens in a new window to recognize and encourage youth who are making a difference in their communities and schools. And our ongoing dialogue with national and local education organizations and educators helps us to fund and develop programs to improve K-3 literacy.

Some of our other education partners include:

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well-being partners

Through our partnerships with expert health and well-being organizations, including the Alliance to Make US Healthiestlink opens in a new window, we strive to create a culture of well-being for all of our team members and promote healthy lifestyles in communities where we do business.

Some of our other well-being partners include:

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responsible sourcing partners

We’re a founding member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalitionlink opens in a new window, a group of retailers and industry experts that work to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products. We work with other partners to continually improve our sustainable sourcing practices, ensure the products we sell are safe and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards.

Some of our other responsible sourcing partners include:

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environmental partners

We collaborate with organizations like FishWiselink opens in a new window in programs aligned with our environmental commitments. We also work with issue experts from these organizations to develop specific action plans and goals. With FishWise, we put into place a strong sustainable seafood strategy and drastically reduced the amount of fish we purchase from unsustainable sources. Since 2010 this effort has put us on the list of top performers on Greenpeace’s Supermarket Seafood Sustainability scorecard.

Some of our other environmental partners include:

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safety & preparedness partners

We've cultivated a strong partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agencylink opens in a new window (FEMA) over the past several years to support disaster recovery efforts, and improve communication between the public and private sectors. We even participated in the first-ever integration of the private sector into FEMA’s National Response and Coordination Center (NRCC).

Some of our other safety and preparedness partners include:

diversity & inclusion partners

Through learning events, seminars and leadership roundtables, we work with our partners to drive our diversity and inclusion strategy, and forge connections across the country. These ongoing relationships help create a thriving, innovative environment, and a great place to work for our team members.

Some of our other diversity and inclusion partners include:

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  • Engaging with our stakeholders and listening to their ideas, concerns and perspectives is vital to the success of our business. Click here to learn more.