Southeastern Grocers Champions Sustainability and Community Impact in 2023: ESG Milestones and Earth Month Initiatives

Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), the parent company of Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is reaffirming its commitment to sustainability and community support through its 2023 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report and Earth Month initiatives. This year's report highlights SEG’s proactive strategies in eco-responsible operations, promoting diversity among associates and suppliers, and continuing its robust support of local communities. In 2023, SEG donated 33,500 reusable bags to significantly reduce the use of over 1 million single-use plastic bags, a testament to its dedication to environmental stewardship. Customers are encouraged to participate in sustainable practices through initiatives like the "Community Bag with a Giving Tag Program" and utilize digital receipts accessible via the Winn-Dixie self-service portal. During Earth Month, SEG contributed over $12,000 to local conservation organizations and engaged its associates through volunteer activities across Southeastern states. These efforts underscore SEG’s holistic approach to environmental and community responsibility, reinforcing its role as a leader in sustainable grocery practices.:

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Anthony Hucker, President

Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, emphasized, "Our commitment to fostering a healthier, more inclusive world is driven by our associates, customers, and communities. Throughout 2023, we advanced fairness, diversity, and sustainability in our operations. By implementing eco-friendly practices and supporting a diverse workforce and suppliers who share our values, we actively safeguarded our environment and fostered a more equitable future. SEG’s dedication extends beyond environmental initiatives to encompass community welfare, evidenced by its $3.7 million in donations through the SEG Gives Foundation in 2023. This included substantial contributions to combat hunger and provide educational scholarships for military families. Proudly recognized as the Northeast Florida American Red Cross Community Partner of the Year, SEG also supported emergency assistance and disaster relief programs with over $460,000 in donations. Looking ahead, SEG remains committed to sustainable practices and equitable partnerships. The grocer continues to innovate with initiatives like its collaboration with Relocalize to reduce water waste and CO2 emissions in ice production. Furthermore, SEG’s expansion of electric vehicle charging stations reflects its ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support eco-conscious transportation options. For more information on SEG’s sustainability commitments and its 2023 ESG report, visit segrocers.com/sustainability. Discover how SEG’s mySEG employee portal enhances communication and access for SE Grocers employee login, facilitating seamless integration across its workforce.

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