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Product Sustainability

Protecting the planet means protecting our future. At Giant Food we work with suppliers to obtain responsibly sourced products and are continuously looking for new ways to improve our processes.

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Coffee, Tea & Cocoa

We are always looking for ways to be environmentally and socially responsible. This means sourcing products that meet strict standards, including better farming methods and treatment of workers. By shopping for products with the Rainforest Alliance Certified ™, Fair Trade, or UTZ certified logos, you support these social and environmental practices. Click on the links below to learn more.

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Sustainable Seafood

100% of the seafood sold from our service counters is sustainably and responsibly sourced. In addition, 100% of our Nature’s Promise and Giant Food seafood items are sustainably sourced – including frozen shrimp and canned tuna.

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Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The Rainforest Alliance’s approach is the understanding that the health of the land is closely connected to the well-being of those who depend on it for their livelihoods. In order for a farm, forestry, or tourism enterprise to achieve Rainforest Alliance certification, it must meet rigorous standards designed to protect ecosystems, safeguard the well-being of local communities and improve productivity.

UTZ

The UTZ program stands for the sustainable production of coffee, tea (including rooibos and herbal teas) and cocoa. Products that have the UTZ label show you that the coffee, tea or cocoa has been sourced in a sustainable manner. To become certified, farms have to follow the strict UTZ Code of Conduct, which offers expert guidance on better farming methods, working conditions and care for nature. This in turn leads to better crops, a better income, a better environment and a better life for farmers, workers and their families.

Fair Trade

Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. By shopping for their logo, you the consumer make a difference with your dollar. Fair Trade certified products help people and the planet work together so both are healthy and sustained. Fair Trade USA provides farmers in developing nations the tools to thrive as international business people. Instead of creating dependency on aid, they use a market-based approach that gives farmers fair prices, workers safe conditions, and entire communities’ resources for fair, healthy and sustainable lives. While best known for coffee, Fair Trade Certified has grown to encompass many products, from tea and chocolate to body care and wine.

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HowGood Ratings

HowGood helps you find foods you can feel good about with simple ratings backed by extensive research. HowGood is an independent research organization that rates food products on their social and environmental impact. Developed over 10 years, the HowGood research framework uses insights from farmers, industry experts, NGOs, scientists, and academics and data from hundreds sources to assign its ratings. Use HowGood’s GOOD, GREAT, and BEST ratings displayed on Giant shelf tags to find the most sustainable, wholesome, and honest foods.
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Palm Oil

Giant Food is a member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The RSPO aims to move towards an industry-wide approach to sustainable palm oil cultivation. Giant Food is working with suppliers to transition to sustainable palm oil in its store brand products.

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Fair Food Program

The Fair Food Program is a unique partnership among farmers, farm workers, and retail food companies that ensures humane working conditions and better wages for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms. It harnesses the power of consumer demand to give farm workers a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. You can find more information at fairfoodprogram.org.