Save Money, Share Your Success, and Inspire Others

Wawa location 710

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Wawa location 710
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, Pa, in 1902. The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and “certified” process. As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960s, Grahame Wood, George’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for dairy products. Today, Wawa is your all day, every day stop for fresh, built-to-order foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATMs. A chain of more than 750 convenience retail stores (over 500 offering gasoline), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Central Florida. The stores offer a large fresh food service selection, including Wawa brands such as built-to-order hoagies, freshly brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, built-to-order specialty beverages, and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks.
Business Location: 
United States
37° 5' 24.864" N, 95° 42' 46.4076" W
Renewal Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Management and Leadership
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
Wawa formed a strategic green team in 2008, and its members meet once a month. The green team promotes sustainability throughout the company. It’s a group of cross-functional, passionate and engaged associates who represent various functional departments throughout Wawa. The team is in place to engage customers, associates and vendor partners to drive the effort of sustainability. Projects and ideas are discussed and worked on during this meeting to make our business more sustainable and cost-effective.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
The plastic bags that we use for in store purchases contain 25% recycled material, and we source many other products that are made from recycled content. We offer plastic bag recycling for our customers at every store. Customers can purchase reusable bags, reusable cups and reusable straws in all our stores to encourage customers to reuse as much as possible.
Waste
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
In 2016, we replaced all our coffee urns and metal paddles in every store with new, more efficient coffee urns and metal paddles. With over 700 stores and multiple coffee urns and metal paddles in every store we knew we had to do the right thing and recycle the items. The weight of the coffee urns and metal paddles that we recycled and diverted from the landfill was 164,648 pounds.
Lbs Saved: 
235
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Wawa has a coffee grounds recycling program in select stores since 2017 which reduces waste to landfill. We’ve recycled over 10,000 tons of coffee grounds since inception of the program. We currently have 129 stores on the program (29 Wawa Stores in NJ). Coffee grounds and filters are collected from our stores and made into compost and soil.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
In addition to our in-store recycling program and store front recycling program for customers, in 2017, we began offering new and improved recycling at the fuel courts in our New Jersey stores. This is an important step forward in our trash and recycling goals and makes it more convenient for our customers to recycle. In 2019, customers recycled over 18,600 tons of cans, plastics and bottles through our store front recycling program. In 2019, Wawa recycled over 15,100 tons of cardboard.
Lbs Saved: 
258,237
Food Waste
Description of Action: 
In 2013, Wawa launched the Wawa Share Food Donation Program in select stores. Currently more than 90% of Wawa stores participate in the program. 4.9 million pounds of unsold food items are donated annually to local food pantries through the program.
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Wawa continues to upgrade the exterior parking lot and site lights to LED at its New Jersey stores. Our store remodel program only installs LED interior lighting. This has helped Wawa reduce its electricity use and carbon footprint significantly in New Jersey and the other states we operate. Every store is retrofitted for LED lights in the cooler/freezer display doors which have saved Wawa on average $2,000 per store per year and every store has motion sensors installed as well.
kWh Saved: 
2,000
Money Saved: 
2,000
Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
In 2018, Wawa started to test solar panels to power three stores with carbon-free, renewable energy. Three stores with full solar “farms” now generate significant renewable power to offset any dependence on carbon-emitting energy sources. The success of these tests meant Wawa was able to move forward with installing solar panels on fuel canopies at more than 90 stores throughout New Jersey. Once completed in 2021, the 93 solar panel installation will make Wawa the 2nd largest retailer for total kilowatts (kW) installed in the state of New Jersey. It will also represent the most solar locations of any fuel retailer and the most solar locations of any corporation in the state of New Jersey.
Transportation
Efficient Business Travel
Description of Action: 
2012 was the first year Wawa began tracking its business travel carbon footprint. Since 2012, our business travel carbon footprint has decreased every year, despite growing as a company. Business Travel Carbon Footprint: 2012- 966 million metric tons of carbon dioxide 2013- 712 million metric tons of carbon dioxide 2014- 468 million metric tons of carbon dioxide
Transportation Other
Description of Action: 
Wawa began hosting electric vehicle charging stations in 2017. Currently, Wawa hosts 38 electric charging stations, including 32 Tesla Supercharger Sites (11 in NJ) and 6 CCS & CHAdeMO stations.
Water
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
In our Wawa Stores, we use water efficient equipment and fixtures. Some examples include 96% thermal efficient gas water heaters, sensor faucets and high efficiency sensor urinals and lavatories. We also use drip irrigation to save water in planting beds.
Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Description of Action: 
Wawa has a crisis management team in place, which allows our associates to know the steps they should take if an emergency takes place.
Community
Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
Description of Action: 
Wawa has a Wellness Fit-to-Fly Program which encourages associates to eat right, move more, quit tobacco, inspire others and have fun. This program allows associates to get a discount on select products in their store during their work hours. The select products include options for breakfast, yogurts, fruits, veggies, specific snacks, salads, sandwiches and the fewer than 500 calorie menu options on the touchscreen.
Serve Customers with Disabilities
Description of Action: 
In 1981, Wawa began its journey supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities. Wawa’s supportive employment program is successful due to partnerships with local organizations like Eden Autism Services, Community Integrated Services and JEVS Human Services, who have helped shape and implement a tailored program that ensures success for everyone involved. Today, Wawa employs 500 associates in partnership with organizations across our footprint who serve people with disabilities.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
The Wawa Foundation was created in 2014 as part of Wawa’s 50th Anniversary in the convenience business. Since its inception, Wawa and the Wawa Foundation have contributed more than $86 million to causes related to health, hunger and everyday heroes. Today our “care” includes not only financial grants, but people who are compassionate to others and reach out to lend a helping hand. We continue to be in awe of our customers’ generosity, as they support our charity campaigns and make such an amazing difference in our non-profit partners’ ability to carry out their missions.
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
In May 2019, Wawa launched the Future Food Scientist Program to continue its promise of Fulfilling Lives in the community by opening our doors to middle school students to learn about careers in food science. The program offers up to 30 students a behind-the-scenes look at how fresh, quality food and beverages are made at Wawa through interactive activities, engagement with product development specialists and lab manual materials with key information.
Finished Application: 
1
required_descriptions: 
5
Member Since: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021