On the Path to a Better Tomorrow
Weis Markets is committed to our customers and communities to continually adopt sustainable practices to minimize our impact on the environment today and for tomorrow. And we’re committed to developing a corporate strategy that defines us as a socially responsible company. Outlined below are the current efforts that move us toward a future with business decisions that are measurable and sustainable.
Our 4 Pillars of Sustainability
All of our new stores are designed to conserve energy and water with efficient building designs. As we remodel, renovate, and upgrade our older buildings we seek the opportunity to replace old technology such as plumbing, HVAC, lighting, energy management systems, and refrigeration systems with new specifications that reduce water consumption and energy use.
At Weis Markets, it is our intent to provide our associates and customers with products and processes that enable and encourage them to participate in our efforts to preserve our natural resources. This includes:
- Providing recycling opportunities that are convenient and effective.
- Sustainable packaging and increasing our conservation efforts.
Weis Markets promotes partnerships with local businesses and communities to advance sustainable agriculture and to develop initiatives to retain and expand local businesses, we educate our customers on the importance of sustainable and local agriculture practices and provide our customers with the opportunity to purchase fresh and sustainably-produced food and produce from local farmers. We process our own milk and use the excess butterfat to make our Weis Quality Ice Cream – 50 flavors and growing! We are also proud to support local farmers and over 95% of our milk comes from Pennsylvania farms. In Pennsylvania alone, we annually buy more than 24 million pounds of locally grown produce and we also purchase local produce in all of the states where we have stores.
We’re strong believers in giving back to the communities we serve. Each year, our associates and our company make direct and in-kind donations to numerous charities and organizations throughout our market area, including food banks, community-based health care organizations, schools, pet shelters, the United Way and many other local charities. Our annual Fight Hunger program generates hundreds of thousands of dollars in product and direct donations by our customers to local food banks, pantries and emergency food providers. We supplement their giving with a matching corporate donation. Our company also donates to community-based health care organizations throughout our trade area. We continue to support many worthwhile programs including: clinics for the uninsured, mammography programs, women’s cardiac programs, clinics serving women facing high-risk pregnancies and breast cancer awareness programs. We’re proud of our associates who help make our giving possible. Thanks to them, we’re making a difference. For more information on charitable programs, please check out our charitable donations page.
In 2021, our team of over 24,000 associates continued to deliver our mission of providing high quality products, excellent value, and outstanding service, while being stewards of the environment and giving back to the communities we serve. The 2021 Weis By Nature Sustainability Report highlights the notable progress we made in 2021 in the areas of environmental and social responsibility.
*For more information about Weis Markets sustainability efforts, view:
Weis Sustainability Report 2020
Weis Sustainability Report 2019
Weis Sustainability Report 2018
Weis Sustainability Report 2017
Weis Sustainability Report 2016
Weis Sustainability Report 2015
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