A healthy and sustainable community is at the heart of all we do.

At Food Lion, we are strongly committed to operating as responsible corporate citizens. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we continually look for ways to ensure we operate in a sustainable manner by reducing our carbon footprint, providing healthy food choices and ensuring a safe working and shopping environment for all our associates and customers.

Our Sustainable Efforts

Food Lion Zero Waste

In the U.S. we send around 250 million tons of waste to the landfills each year. Food Lion is committed to reducing our landfill and environmental impact while increasing our recycling. Please see our annual sustainability report for more details.

Energy Star Award

Food Lion and the EPA have saved billions of kilowatts through the Energy Star program. As a proud partner of the Energy Star program since 1998, we've won 17 consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year Awards and 17 consecutive Sustained Excellence Awards.

Farmer with Tool
Responsible Sourcing

We strive to understand the social and environmental impact of our products. We expect our business partners to hold themselves to the same high-level ethical standards we practice.

Download the Delhaize Group Sustainability Annual Report

Ahold Delhaize
joined the Global Commitment To Eliminate Plastic Pollution, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment.


The focus of the commitment is threefold:

  • Eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and move
    from single-use to reuse packaging models.
  • Innovate to ensure 100% of plastic packaging
    can be easily and safely reused, recycled, or
    composted by 202.
  • Circulate the plastic produced, by significantly
    increasing the amounts of plastics reused
    or recycled and made into new
    packaging or products.


We've saved
Plastic Bags since 2013
by sales of reusable bags.

*This is an estimate of plastic bags saved based off reusable bags sold since 2013.

we've saved
trees since 2015
by recycling cardboard