Live at 18 Giant Food branded fuel locations across Maryland and surrounding states
As a part of Giant Food’s commitment towards sustainability, the company has partnered with the environmental technology leader, GreenPrint, a PDI Company, to develop and launch, on April 19, a Reduced Emissions Program for fuel locations in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. At no additional cost to the customer, the Reduced Emissions Program will automatically calculate and offset up to 30 percent of vehicle emissions generated from gallons of gas sold at Giant Food pumps through investments in certified carbon reduction projects. The certified offset projects are furthering environmental innovation to reduce the harmful effects of carbon and include reforestation, alternative energy, and methane reduction. The program enables customers to do something positive for their planet and their local community – simply by filling up at Giant Food.
In addition to offsetting customers’ carbon emissions on all fuel sold, the Reduced Emissions Program will plant 50,000 trees over three years in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation and support other local community projects with organizations including Potomac Conservancy and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
“Giant is committed to making sustainable choices in our business that have a positive impact on the environment,” said Ira Kress, President of Giant Food. “We are proud to be working with GreenPrint to reduce fuel emissions and to be bringing this program to our customers so they may join us in helping our communities and the planet.”
To ensure the integrity of the program, GreenPrint will deliver real-time audited reporting that provides details on carbon emissions, offsets purchased and retired, and project investments.
“We are excited to work with Giant Food to help them meet the needs of today’s consumers in a purpose-driven way with an eye on a better tomorrow through more sustainable practices,” said Pete Davis, founder and CEO of GreenPrint. “Through the Reduced Emissions Program, Giant Food is differentiating their brand. They are empowering consumers to make better choices at the pump while giving back to the local communities they serve and making a positive impact on the environment.”
To locate a Giant Food fuel station near you, visit https://giantfood.com/store-locator.
About Giant Food
Since opening its first location over 85 years ago in Washington, D.C. in 1936, Giant has been an integral part of the communities and customers it serves. Giant is committed to being a Better Neighbor and has designated four main giving pillars that address local Food Insecurity, Military Support, Pediatric Cancer Research and Social Equality. Giant is headquartered in Landover, Md. and operates 164 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia with approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 164 stores are 152 full-service pharmacies, 83 full-service PNC Banks, 26 Starbucks locations, 18 gas stations. Giant fits all the ways today’s busy customers want to shop – whether in store or online. With 159 Giant Pickup locations and Giant Delivers available in all of its markets, customers have even more convenient options right at their fingertips to get the best products and prices, whenever and however they choose. For more information on Giant, visit: www.giantfood.com.
About GreenPrint, A PDI Company
GreenPrint is a global environmental technology company, offering sustainability as a service with patent-protected programs that deliver environmental impact and bottom-line results. An Inc. 5000 company and a member of 1% for the Planet, GreenPrint’s turnkey offerings help companies meet sustainability goals while increasing brand value and customer loyalty— making it easy for businesses to do well by doing good. GreenPrint, A Public Benefit Corporation, is on pace to offset over 30 million metric tons of carbon by 2025. For more information on GreenPrint visit, www.greenprint.eco.
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI) software helps businesses and brands increase sales, operate more efficiently and securely, and improve critical decision-making. Since 1983, PDI has proudly served the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries. Over 1,500 companies, representing more than 200,000 locations worldwide, count on PDI solutions and expertise to deliver convenience and energy to the world. For more information about PDI, visit us at www.pdisoftware.com.