The leading grocery sustainability program in North America
Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program helps food retailers save money and resources by increasing operational sustainability. The program gives you the tools to reduce overhead costs, boost employee engagement, and benchmark store performance without needing to make major capital investments.
More than 700 grocery stores are already enrolled in the GSC, making it the leading grocery sustainability program in the U.S. The GSC helps corporate and store-level staff analyze store-level practices and equipment and identify no-cost and low-cost strategies for boosting revenue, increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste, and lowering costs.
While there are several programs that focus on the performance of certain ‘flagship’ stores, Manomet’s GSC program is the only sustainability certification program to reduce costs, engage employees and boost energy efficiency in all of your stores.
The GSC program provides grocery stores with a framework for systemizing sustainability practices at each participating store and gives you with an expert assessment of your work. The comprehensive workbook based system is designed to provide store level accountability and consistency in managing sustainable practices and reducing the store’s environmental footprint.
The GSC measures and provides a store-by-store analysis of:
- Waste Practices
- Energy, Refrigeration, HVAC
- Sustainable Product Integration
- Employee Engagement
- Storm Water
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Green Chemical Management
- Sustainability Communication
- Lighting Practices
- And much, much more…
The GSC is part of Manomet’s Sustainable Economies program. The Sustainable Economies program works to build an economy that is in balance with the natural world.
Manomet is a nonprofit organization with over 40 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. At Manomet, we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow. Learn more about Manomet by visiting www.manomet.org.
Applying science and engaging people to sustain our world.
Manomet’s GSC program, gives Hannaford a platform to engage our associates in our sustainability work, practicing stewardship while reducing waste and cutting costs.George Parmenter, Corporate
Responsibility Manager, Hannaford