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Publix Recognized On People’s ‘Companies That Care’ List

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Lakeland, Florida-based Publix has ranked No. 28 on the 2022 People “Companies that Care” list. This is the company’s third consecutive year on the list, which highlights U.S. companies that demonstrate respect, care and concern for employees, communities and the environment.

“Since our company was founded in 1930, Publix has prioritized taking care of our employees, customers and communities,” said Maria Brous, director of communications. “At Publix, our core values, like respecting the dignity of our associates and giving back to our communities, have created a culture where our associates feel proud of the positive impact their company makes.”

In 2021, Publix launched its Feeding More Together register campaign that provides produce and nonperishable food items to food banks. Through this, the company matches customer donations at the register, which are used to provide nonperishable food items, with an equivalent value of fresh produce.

In addition to these donations, the company helps alleviate hunger through its perishable recovery program by gathering dairy, deli, meat and produce that is wholesome but unsalable and donating it to local food banks.

Last year, Publix announced it would donate a total of $2 million to the National Audubon Society and the National Park Foundation to protect, restore and conserve two areas of the Florida Everglades. The Everglades supplies nearly eight million Floridians with fresh water and provides a natural habitat for endangered native species. To read the full story about the donation, click here.

Publix’s most recent water stewardship efforts also focused on long-term collaborations to support the restoration of damaged Florida watersheds through a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation. The donation allowed for the planting of 126,000 longleaf pine saplings near Ecofina Creek and Chipola River, areas nearly stripped of trees by Hurricane Michael in 2018.

Additionally, Publix announced its continued support of seafood sustainability by donating $40,000 to Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. To read the full story presented by The Shelby Report, click here.

In compiling the list, People partnered with Great Place to Work to analyze surveys and data from more than one million employees on their experiences of how their workplaces have made a difference in their lives and communities. Rankings also reflect Great Place to Work’s assessment of the generosity of each organization’s benefits and its philanthropic and community support, with a particular focus on activities that occurred in the last year.

To read about the ranking and see the full list, visit greatplacetowork.com/best-workplaces/companies-that-care/2022.

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