SALISBURY, N.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food with a ninth consecutive ENERGY STAR award. The award, for sustained excellence, is the company’s seventh consecutive honor in this category. The company was one of 50 companies recognized in the Sustained Excellence category and among 110 overall award winners.
“We are honored to receive this ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award and are committed to being strong corporate citizens in the communities in which we operate,” said Kyle Mitchell, vice president of Store Development for the company. “The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food remain dedicated to environmental stewardship and are proud to continue to lead the way with energy conservation initiatives.”
According to the EPA, organizations are recognized in one of three major categories: Sustained Excellence, Partner of the Year and Excellence. As a Sustained Excellence winner, the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food were recognized for continued energy consumption reductions, as well as a strong corporate commitment to promoting superior energy performance.
The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food have been leaders in the energy and environmental sector for many years and have one of the most advanced retail energy conservation programs in the country. For nearly a decade, the company has been dedicated to numerous sustainability initiatives, such as energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout its 11-state footprint, reducing its energy consumption by more than 25 percent since 2000 or 2.61 trillion BTUs. Of the more than 1,570 grocery stores recognized by EPA for earning ENERGY STAR labels for superior energy efficiency, the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food have earned more than 900 of these labels.