At BJ’s, we are passionate about community organizations and support their efforts in education and hunger relief. And, every day we invest in sustainable practices that respect environmental resources and source products with our Members, their families and the community in mind.
Sustainable SeafoodIn partnership with our vendors and leading environmental nonprofit organizations, BJ’s is working to protect the long-term sustainability of the world’s seafood supply. Learn how we provide Members with safe, superior, sustainable seafood at great prices.
We Set the Standard for Natural & OrganicWe continue to grow our organic product assortment for our Wellsley Farms and other leading brands that meet the USDA organic standards and contain no artificial fertilizers or pesticides.
The Buzz About Bee-Friendly Products
Bees are an essential part of a healthy ecosystem and healthy world. That’s why we’re working with vendors to eliminate neonicotinoids — a class of pesticides that’s harmful to bees — so the garden plants and bulbs we sell will help, not hurt, our buzzing friends.
We stopped selling retail pesticides containing neonicotinoids. We also require all vendors to disclose the use of any neonicotinoids in nursery or plantable products, label them “Neonicotinoids applied. Caution around Pollinators,” and submit a plan for minimizing the effects of their neonicotinoid applications on pollinators using neonicotinoids in nursery or bedding plants.
Happy bees — just one more reason we’re committed to integrity in all of our products.
Gold You Can Feel Good About
In some parts of the world, gold is mined irresponsibly, hurting the environment and violating basic human rights. It’s “dirty gold,” and you won’t find it in-Club or on BJs.com.
We want you to rest assured our gold is produced under the strictest standards. So, we scrutinize the source of every piece, looking at social, environmental and human rights records.
Up on the Roof
Solar energy as an alternative energy source just makes sense. Where we can, we continue to maximize our solar opportunities to develop sustainable, environmentally sound, and cost effective solutions.
We’ve invested in solar opportunities at Clubs and Distribution Centers throughout our footprint.
Day or LightIn select Clubs, we’re harnessing the sun so Members can enjoy warm, natural light while they shop. During the day, as sunlight streams through skylights, lights are dimmed. As daylight fades, energy-saving fluorescent lights gradually turn on so the Clubs stay bright.
Power-Saving Power PlayLights, air conditioning and safe food storage can use a lot of ofenergy.We have a plethora of systems in place to ensure effective energy usage throughout club operations. We also invest in the replacement of outdated equipment with new, energy-efficient products. Improvements like these don’t just help the environment — they help keep costs low so we can pass the savings on to you.
A Bright IdeaSuper-efficient LED lighting is helping us to cut power usage in all of our Clubs. It’s what brightens our lighted displays and makes it easy to find what you need in our energy-efficient freezer and refrigerator cases. Cool! What’s next? We’re busy transitioning lights to LEDs at the dock doors of our three distribution centers (that’s 647 dock doors in all that are used day and night!).
Power for the PeopleHere’s an energy-saving upgrade you can use at home: We’ve installed occupancy sensors and timers in break rooms, offices and rest rooms located in our Home Office, Clubs and Distribution Centers. Now we know rooms are only lit when they’re in use. Try it yourself!
Putting Community FirstHeat waves overload electrical grids leading to brownouts or even blackouts. That’s why BJ’s participates in programs created by utilities to manage their peak-load demands. When called upon, we can turn off up to 50% of our Clubs’ lights. Not only are we helping to relieve system-wide stress on the grid; we’re helping to ensure communities get reliable power, year round.
Every Drop CountsClean water is a precious natural resource, and BJ’s is working hard to conserve it. That’s why in every Club rest room you’ll find low-flow toilets and faucets activated by sensors. Water turns on when it’s needed and then shuts off automatically, preventing waste.
Thinking outside the boxOld corrugated cardboard is one of the most plentiful commodities in a retail Club environment. We are committed to recycling this item in an efficient manner that benefits both the environment and our bottom line.
What isn’t sold, is shared
Landfills are full of wasted food. Since 2011, BJ’s Feeding Communities Program has been fighting hunger and protecting the Earth by ensuring that unsold food from our Clubs that is still wholesome and nutritious is safely processed and donated to local Feeding America® member food banks. From our launch in 2011 through the end of 2015, over 38 million pounds of food has been donated — that’s over 31 million meals!
In 2014, BJ’s joined the United States Environmental Protection Agency ‘s Food Recovery Challenge and USDA’s U.S. Food Waste Challenge programs to further develop our food waste reduction efforts.
BJ’s One Million Tree CommitmentIn 2013, BJ’s joined forces with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant over 1 million trees by the year 2020 in our nation’s forests and communities devastated by natural disasters. We’re working hard to meet our goal with 428,855 trees planted through 2015.