BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. here announced that three of its newest supermarkets have earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill gold certification award for meeting tough emissions standards and using refrigerants that do not harm the Earth's ozone layer.
The gold certification is the second highest award from GreenChill, and Stater Bros. is the only Southern California grocer to have three stores that are certified at the gold level.
"Stater Bros. is very proud to receive these awards from the EPA's GreenChill Partnership," stated Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. chairman and chief executive officer. "We are happy to be doing our part to protect our planet earth, and we are especially pleased that the EPA has recognized our environmental achievements."
EPA's GreenChill Partnership works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. The program provides information and assistance to help supermarkets transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants; reduce harmful refrigerant emissions; and adopt green refrigeration technologies, strategies and practices.