Southeastern Grocers Releases 2023 ESG Report

by Katie Lee

Jacksonville, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has released its 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. The grocer is also donating thousands of reusable bags and supporting local conservation efforts through volunteerism and monetary donations in honor of Earth Month.

The annual report details forward-thinking sustainability strategies, including eco-responsible operations, associate and supplier diversity, and continued support of local communities in need. SEG further commits to reducing the environmental impact of plastic waste with donation of 33,500 reusable bags to eliminate the use of more than 1 million single-use bags.

The grocer aligns its sustainability report with six specific United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which address hunger, health, education, inequalities, responsible consumption and production and ocean conservation.

“Our associates, customers, partners and communities are constantly inspiring us to lead for positive change to help foster a healthier, more inclusive world,” says Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers. “In 2023, we took significant steps to promote fairness, diversity and sustainability throughout our operations. By implementing eco-friendly practices, supporting our diverse workforce and partnering with suppliers who share our values, we actively worked to safeguard our environment and create a more equitable future. Our dedication to delivering a preferred shopping experience is deeply connected to our sincere commitment to serving both our people and the planet, as we strive to create a brighter future for generations to come.”

SEG remains committed to responsible environmental stewardship. In 2023, SEG partnered with Relocalize to pioneer a revolutionary way of producing and distributing ice cubes while reducing water waste and trucking CO2 emissions by 90%. The grocer has also expanded EV charging station availability in select neighborhood stores, helping customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation.

SEG has increased its waste reduction efforts by eliminating the use of nearly 125,000 pounds of paper and 1.95 million single-use plastic bags. Customers are encouraged to go green by using the Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie mobile apps for digital receipts and paperless coupons, and by using the grocer’s reusable bags.

To learn more about the grocer’s commitments and to view its 2023 sustainability report, visit

Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is an omnichannel retailer serving customers in brick-and-mortar grocery stores and liquor stores, as well as online with convenient grocery delivery and curbside pickup throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. For more information, visit and

SOURCE: Southeastern Grocers Inc.

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