Food Lion a leader in energy efficiency

Published 2:16 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Food Lion with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency achievements. This is the 14th year Food Lion has received the award, making it the only grocer to achieve this honor for so many years consecutively.

“We are honored to receive this award, which speaks to our commitment to energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout our 10-state footprint,” said Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance and equipment purchasing at Food Lion. “Since beginning our partnership with the EPA and Energy Star, Food Lion’s energy reductions are equivalent to powering the average American home for more than 78,500 years.”

The awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency achievements.

“Through its sustained participation with Energy Star, Food Lion is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I applaud Food Lion for earning EPA’s highest Energy Star award, the 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

The company is committed to a variety of sustainability initiatives, including energy conservation, sustainable seafood, recycling and hunger relief through its Food Lion Feeds initiatives. Food Lion’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C., on April 20.