Green Pledge: Safeway

Safeway is the only North American retailer to legally commit to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and opening its energy logs to auditors — moves it hopes will make it money

Driven by the need to cut energy costs, as well as by a desire to improve the environment, many food retailers have embraced a wide assortment of “green” strategies in recent years. But only Safeway has legally bound itself to the cause of environmentalism.

In 2006, Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., signed a contract with the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) committing it to redu

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