The board of directors of Springfield, Massachusetts-based Big Y Foods Inc. has appointed Maggie E. D’Amour to senior manager of environmental, social and governance.
The purpose of this new position is to review, explore and recommend environmental and sustainability options and social responsibility strategies throughout the company. D’Amour will coordinate with other teams to establish overall sustainability goals, such as energy sourcing, waste management and eco-friendly packaging.
She will also collaborate with several groups to develop social responsibility strategies in order to align with Big Y’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and philanthropic partnerships. Ultimately, she is charged with connecting Big Y to each of their communities. She reports to Mathieu L. D’Amour, VP of real estate and development.
D’Amour’s career started in 2000 as a part-time service clerk. She then went on to additional roles such as cashier, floral clerk and then to full time as an employee services representative. In 2016, she was appointed assistant store director and in 2017 became a store director, a position she held in several supermarkets until assuming her new role for the company.
“As a member of the third generation of D’Amour’s involved in the business, Maggie is passionate about securing the longevity of Big Y while also preserving our planet,” Matt D’Amour said. “We look forward to strengthening and expanding our commitment to sustainability.”
Big Y Foods Inc. is one of the largest independently-owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, including supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with more than 10,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as 2018 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast.