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Publix's mission statement, decoded

A company's mission statement should stand the test of time. It should be clear and concise, but provide a good idea of what’s most important to the company. You might have seen or heard Publix's mission statement before, but you may not know the story behind it.

Sustainability keeps our mission green

Making decisions to eliminate or prevent waste has been happening at Publix since [our founder] Mr. George’s day. So being green is nothing new for us. Our company has been passionate about finding new ways to reduce waste for a long time — it’s good for us and it’s good for the environment. Whether it’s time, opportunity or money, we know that even small changes can make a big difference.

More than 40 years ago, Publix launched a program called Wring Out the Waste. It was one of our first efforts toward what we now call the Green Routine. Today, every associate in the company can make a difference in our sustainability efforts. We all have the opportunity to do our part and all associates are encouraged to share new improvement ideas.

Check out how our retail associates are living the mission by preventing food waste.