Environmental Performance

Meijer tracks environmental metrics so we can measure our environmental footprint, set goals, and track progress towards improving our impact.

Our Sustainability Goals:


food waste
  • By 2030, achieve 50 percent store food waste diversion from landfill
sustainable packaging
  • (Complete) By 2022, the How2Recycle label will be on all True Goodness products
  • Meijer Own Brand packaging will be 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable
  • By 2025, Meijer will reduce absolute carbon emissions by 50 percent
waste diversion
  • By 2025, 70 percent of waste will be diverted from the landfill


2022 Highlights

Carbon Emissions & Energy

  • Activated virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) to support remote renewable energy projects and decrease Meijer emissions
  • Launched pilot program with Freightliner Trucks to track cold-weather performance of first two all-electric semitrucks tested by a retailer outside of California
  • Earned lowest corporate-wide refrigerant emissions rate among retailers in U.S. EPA GreenChill Program

Food Waste

  • Diverted more than 4.19 million pounds of potential food waste through customer Flashfood program
  • Donated more than 11.3 million pounds of edible food to local food banks through partnership with Feeding America

Circular Economy

  • Collected more than 8.2 million pounds of plastic bags and film from Meijer operations, front-of-store collection bins, and community partners for reuse and recycling
  • Captured more than 287 million pounds of corrugated cardboard across our facilities for reuse and recycling

Great Lakes Stewardship

  • Participated in launching two robotic technologies, BeBot and Pixie Drone, to clean Great Lakes beaches and waterways
  • Implemented green stormwater infrastructure retrofits at Traverse City, Michigan, and Benton Harbor, Michigan, supercenters


Click here for the full 2022 Meijer Corporate Impact Report