Meijer is committed to being a good steward of our water resources. This is of unique importance to us due to the location of our stores. The majority of the communities we serve are in the watershed of the largest freshwater lake system in the world, the Great Lakes.
The rainwater that falls on our properties eventually makes its way to the Great Lakes through streams, rivers and groundwater, so we consider it our responsibility to keep that water clean.
Green infrastructure is one of the best tools we use to manage rainwater on our sites. Green infrastructure uses soil, vegetation, and other elements to filter, treat, move and manage stormwater. It can also reduce the risk of erosion and flooding. For new stores, we evaluate the site for green infrastructure potential and implement when we can. We have also been working to retrofit older sites with green infrastructure when we replace parking lots.