Doing Good Together Is In Our Roots

Since our beginning in 1930, Publix has been a company that people can count on. We are proud to continue this legacy through our business practices that help to end hunger, support our communities, preserve the environment, and promote the health of our associates and customers.

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Corporate responsibility statement.

Our goal is to meet today’s needs without compromising what is essential for tomorrow. This means taking care of people and minimizing the impact to our planet. Sustainability is represented in how we value our associates, serve our customers, enhance our ties to our communities, conserve natural resources, and ensure economic stewardship for our stockholders.


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Protecting our planet.

Sustainable practices are essential to how we operate, from water conservation initiatives and recycling practices to assessing and finding ways to reduce our energy use and carbon emissions.

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Valuing others.

Our diverse backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities make us a great place to work. We are proud of our award-winning culture in which everyone has a voice.

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Building hope.

Through our support of local food banks, Habitat for Humanity, and other nonprofit organizations, Publix and Publix Charities build hope and nourish futures.

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Sourcing responsibly.

We understand our customers care about where the products they purchase come from. That’s why we make every effort to offer quality products that support our customers’ well-being as well as the planet’s.

Helping to end hunger.

As a food retailer and organization composed of associates who care, we at Publix have the opportunity and the responsibility to address food insecurity. That’s why we’ve worked for decades along with Publix Super Markets Charities and food banks to help end hunger in the areas we serve.

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“Intolerance of waste is what Mr. George believed in when he founded Publix, and it’s still in our mission statement today. Environmental responsibility has always been important to Publix. The processes we have in place—from our bagging techniques to our product packaging—support reusing, reducing, and recycling waste.”

Kevin Murphy
Chief Executive Officer, Publix Super Markets

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Over 100 million pounds of produce donated.

Since 2020, Publix has donated over 100 million pounds of fresh produce to Feeding America® to help our neighbors in need. We can make the world better when we do good together.
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Water stewardship.

We are committed to helping protect, conserve, and restore major water resources in our footprint, including the Everglades. Our work with the National Audubon Society and National Park Foundation has helped restore millions of gallons of water per year.
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Publix Super Markets Charities

Since 2015, Publix Charities has contributed more than $52 million to hunger-related programs that help feed our neighbors in need across the Southeast.
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Plastic bag recycling and reduction.

When you put your recyclable plastic bags in the green bins outside your local Publix, you can count on us to make sure that bag finds its way to responsible recycling.

Fast facts.

Associate volunteer hours in 2023.Over 61,000In the fall, our associates volunteer at nonprofits that help people experiencing food insecurity. In the spring, they focus on environmental projects such as planting trees and cleaning beaches.
Pounds of food donated.900 millionNearly 900 million pounds of food from our stores have been donated to food banks. As a grocery retailer, helping to feed our neighbors in need is at the core of our charitable efforts.
Pounds of produce donated.Over 100 millionSince 2020, we've purchased over 100 million pounds of fresh produce and donated it to our local Feeding America partner food banks to help our neighbors facing food insecurity.
Trees planted.Over 1 millionSince 2016, our donations have helped the Arbor Day Foundation plant over 1,000,000 trees to help protect freshwater supplies and absorb carbon dioxide.
Pounds of cardboard recycled in 2023.598 millionWe also recycled over 25 million pounds of mixed plastic and over 10.5 million pounds of mixed paper.
Gallons of water restored annually.290 millionWe work with organizations like the Arbor Day Foundation, Audubon Florida, and National Park Foundation to restore water in the communities where we operate.

We believe in making responsible choices that positively affect our planet and communities. Download and view the full report below.

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