Supermarkets Scorecard Toolkit

Thank you for signing up to do a scorecard delivery, whether it’s online or in person, we are so happy to have you be part of this campaign. Hundreds of supporters like you helped Greenpeace to evaluate 20 large supermarket chains on their plastic footprints and actions (or lack thereof) to address the plastic pollution crisis. Now we need to deliver these scorecards to the stores to show them it’s time to ditch single-use plastics!

Here’s how to get started:

  • Download and print the scorecard.
  • Take the scorecard to one or more of the supermarkets that we ranked.
  • Ask to speak with the manager, if they aren’t available, ask if the person in charge that day is available. Otherwise, there should also be a comment box in which you can drop the scorecard.
  • If you do chat with a store manager, here is a sample script you can use:
    • Hi, my name is ________, thank you for taking the time to chat with me. I shop here often and was shocked to see (store and its low score)  in Greenpeace’s new scorecard ranking supermarkets on single-use plastics. Would you please share this scorecard with your corporate office and let them know that customers like me are concerned about the plastic pollution crisis. We want to see ________ (store) immediately take action to phase out single-use plastics and switch to reuse and refill systems.
  • Lastly, when you are done making your scorecard deliveries, fill out this report back form, and let us know how it went!


It’s that easy!

Want to do this with a group of friends? That’s even better. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Choose a store from the following list to make a visit to:
    • Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Giant, Martin’s, Hannaford (owned by Ahold Delhaize)
    • Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Carrs, Haggen (owned by Albertsons Companies)
    • ALDI
    • Costco
    • Giant Eagle
    • H-E-B, Mi Tienda, Central Market (owned by H-E-B)
    • Hy-Vee
    • Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, Roundy’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market, Mariano’s, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Fred Meyer (owned by The Kroger Co.)
    • Meijer
    • Publix*: Publix, Publix Sabor, GreenWise Market (owned by Publix)
    • Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California, FoodMaxx (owned by The Save Mart Companies)
    • Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, Harveys Supermarket, Fresco y Más (owned by Southeastern Grocers)
    • Sprouts
    • Target
    • Trader Joe’s
    • ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market (owned by Wakefern)
    • Walmart and Sam’s Club
    • Wegmans
    • Whole Foods
    • WinCo and Waremart by WinCo
  • Choose a date and time for your store visit. Remember our deadline is June 30th!
  • Create your event to invite others in your area on our new online volunteer platform. It’s easy to post an event on our platform — get started here!
  • Recruit some friends and neighbors to join you.
  • Visit your grocery store! After you’re done, talk with the folks who joined you to check in on how it went. If you are excited to keep going, you can keep visiting other stores in your community! Then, you can even plan to meet back up a bit later for a celebratory ice cream or pizza.
  • Lastly, when you are done making your scorecard deliveries, fill out this report back form, and let us know how it went!

 *Want to learn more about these supermarkets? The scorecard is based on a detailed assessment of supermarkets in four key areas: policy, plastic reduction, innovation and initiatives, and transparency. Learn more in this report about Greenpeace’s findings and how supermarkets can take action on the plastic pollution crisis: Shopping for Plastic 2019.

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