Pinehurst Safeway - Sustainability and Community

leed certified store - demonstrating our commitment to the enviornment

our commitment
The Pinehurst Safeway is the greenest supermarket in Seattle
Safeway is building and will maintain this store to LEED specifications, a national standard for sustainability. Safeway will seek LEED certification for this store which will make it one of the first LEED certified supermarkets in the Seattle Metro area. Guided LEED tours are available by appointment. See store manager.

Safeway's commitment to a sustainable future makes us a leader in the industry. Safeway strongly supports green building and development efforts. Safeway's corporate construction and design department has developed a sustainable construction process using US Green Building Council's LEED portfolio program as a benchmark for improving the environmental footprint of its stores.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Safeway is one of the largest retail users of renewable energy in the United States. The Company has competed 14 solar projects in California and 9 new projects are under development, which will help remove more than 10 million pounds of carbon dioxide from the air. By harnessing the power of renewable wind energy, Safeway has reduced its carbon footprint by more than 142 million pounds of CO2.

For more information about the Pinehurst Safeway's green elements, please click here.

investing in the community
Safeway believes in building a stronger and better community and we give back through our philanthropy. Here are some examples from last year:

Donations exceeded $172 million nationally with $42 million contributed in this region. The primary beneficiaries are in three areas: cancer education; hunger relief, and health/human services. In the Seattle Metro area, Safeway donated thousands of dollars to charitable organizations in an effort to build a stronger community.

Over the past few years, three of the North Seattle area Safeway stores' participating in the eScrip program yielded approximately $190,000 for schools located within the Shoreline and Seattle Public School Districts as well as a several private organizations including Assumption St. Bridget School, St. John School, and St. Catherine School.

The North Seattle area Safeway stores have also provided food donations to a number of local food banks including Northwest Harvest, Volunteers of America, Hope Link, and Union Gospel Mission.