SpartanNash Reports 2016 Corporate Responsibility Announcement

Fri. November 17th, 2017
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez     

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Looking back proudly on its 2016 sustainability efforts, SpartanNash has released a new report detailing its investments in advancing social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Upon releasing its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report, SpartanNash has revealed insights on exactly how the retailer and grocery distributor has cultivated its vision of being “a best-in-class business that feels local, where relationships matter.”

Dave Staples, President and CEO, SpartanNash“At SpartanNash, we are mindful that our business decisions, products, services, and operations have a direct impact on the environment, our communities, customers, and coworkers, which make up our company’s corporate responsibility commitment,” President and CEO Dave Staples said. “At SpartanNash, we are investing in today, to ensure a better tomorrowand we hope that the 2016 CR Report inspires others to join us on this journey.”

2016 Corporate Responsibility Report for SpartanNash

To view SpartanNash’s full report, visit, and check out the following key highlights as detailed in the company’s press release below:

  • Associate and food safety programs to ensure safe work places and quality food in every aisle of the store or U.S. military commissary or exchange
  • Training and development and diversity and inclusion efforts for our associates to realize their career aspirations
  • Support of nearly 2,000 locally grown and locally made items and the farmers and businesses that supply these items
  • Community health and wellness initiatives, including Double Up Food Bucks™, Opioid Safety Project, and Regional Wellness Specialists
  • Volunteering efforts totaling 20,234 hours and $456,276 in economic impact
  • $1.4 million in corporate giving initiatives, including $100,000 through the Direct Your Dollars™ program
  • $1.8 million awarded to community nonprofits by the SpartanNash Foundation
  • 5.525 million pounds of product donated to community food pantries and local nonprofits
  • 51.9 million pounds of materials diverted from landfills through our recycling efforts
  • Transportation and energy efficiencies achieved

Also included in the report is SpartanNash’s 2017 CR dashboard, which the retailer has used to guide its efforts throughout the current year. The dashboard makes available initiatives around local support, diversity and inclusion, volunteering, and waste and energy consumption.

Again, for even more detail on SpartanNash’s efforts on the important area of sustainability, view the SpartanNash Corporate Responsibility Report at, and stay tuned to for the latest on major moves in the produce industry.