Corporate Social Responsibility

Today’s grocery shopper wants to know what their store stands for. We work on corporate social responsibility issues including animal welfare, sustainability, food waste and more. 

U.S. Plastics Pact

FMI is a Founding Activator of the U.S. Plastics Pact, which will create a unified national framework for a circular economy for plastics, creating structure, coherence, aligned targets, and associated reporting. The U.S. Plastics Pact has four outlined targets to encourage bold action:

  • Define a list of plastic packaging to be designated as problematic or unnecessary by 2021 and take measures to eliminate them by 2025.
  • By 2025, all plastic packaging will be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable.
  • Undertake ambitious actions to effectively recycle or compost 50% of plastic packaging by 2025.
  • By 2025, the average recycled content or responsibly-sourced, bio-based content in plastic packaging will be 30%

Frequently Asked Questions

CSR Leadership


FMI's Sustainability Executive Committee is comprised of retail/wholesale company sustainability leaders and provides leadership, insight and expertise on an ongoing basis.
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FMI's Communications and Consumer Affairs Council provides a forum for communications and consumer affairs professionals to share information relevant to FMI priority issues; media trends or national stories; customer considerations; and national and state policy initiatives that impact public relations and brand reputation of the food retail industry.
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