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Wawa, Inc.- Logan Township, NJ

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Wawa Store - Logan Township, NJ
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
The Wawa Food Market opened its first store in Folsom, PA in 1964. In 1969, Wawa began to offer a successful line of hot items to its customers, including foods like hamburgers and fried chicken. Soon thereafter, Wawa opened its 100th store in Marlton, NJ. In the mid 1970s, Wawa expanded its offerings and began to brew and sell fresh coffee for those customers who needed their coffee "on the go". Camp Wawa and Wawa University debuted in 1988, providing Associates with state-of-the-art training and educational opportunities. Also in 1988, the President’s Club is launched to recognize and celebrate Wawa’s store managers.
Business Location: 
Wawa Store-Logan Township, NJ
1700 Center Square Road
08085 Logan Township , NJ
United States
39° 45' 34.434" N, 75° 21' 35.2152" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017
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 is 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 at this meeting to make our business more sustainable and cost-effective.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
<p>The plastic bags that we use for store purchases contain 25% recycled material. We also offer plastic bag recycling for our customers at all of our stores.</p>
Aspirational Goals
Description of Action: 
Wawa is currently exploring three sustainable activities for their NJ stores for potential implementations in the future: 1. Wawa is currently investigating the feasibility of installing solar at a store in New Jersey. This would be Wawa’s first solar installation. 2. Curently testing a coffee grounds recycling program in one store in Hammonton, New Jersey and seven of our stores in Pennsylvania. The hauler that we use to collect the coffee grounds is Frank Donio, Inc. located in Hammonton, NJ. (9,660 pounds saved so far). 3. In 2017, we will offer 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.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
In 2016, we replaced all of 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 all of the coffee urns and metal paddles that we recycled and diverted from the landfill was 164,648 pounds.
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Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Wawa continues to upgrade the exterior parking lot and site lights to LED at its New Jersey stores and expects this project to be complete soon. We are also happy to announce that our remodel program was approved with all interior lighting being LED going forward. This has helped Wawa reduce its electricity use and carbon footprint significantly in New Jersey and the other states in which Wawa conducts business. All of our stores are retrofitted for LED lights in the cooler/freezer display doors which have saved Wawa on average $2,000 per store per year. All of our stores have motion sensors installed as well.
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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 even though we continue to grow 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
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.
Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental & Community Restoration Other
Description of Action: 
Wawa’s support and commitment to serving our community was showcased once again during the 2016 Barnegat Bay Blitz Event in New Jersey. The Barnegat Bay Blitz cleanup effort was part of Governor Christie’s 10-point plan for restoring the waterway. With 37 Wawa volunteers, we were able to come together with volunteers from schools, environmental groups and community organizations to help clean up the New Jersey Watersheds. The entire Barnegat Bay Blitz cleanup had 1,841 volunteers who collected 532 bags of garbage/recycling filling 15 dumpsters! Wawa was a partner in litter pickups in Jackson Township, Toms River, and Ocean Township. In the Ocean Township cleanup, the most interesting find was 150 square feet of landscaping fabric.
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.
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. In 2016, at the Logan Township Wawa, 28% of associate’s purchases made on duty were products in the Wellness Fit-to-Fly Program.
Serve Customers with Disabilities
Description of Action: 
Customers are very important in all of our Wawa stores. In our Logan Township store, associates are trained to follow practices we have put in place to assist disabled customers. Customers with disabilities are just that; customers who have a condition that affects the way they do things. Many disabilities are not obvious. Other customers have disabilities that are obvious. To help you in communicating with persons with disabilities follow these guidelines: • When speaking with a person with a disability, speak directly to that person rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter. • When meeting a person who is visually impaired, always identify yourself and others who may be with you. • If you offer assistance, wait until the offer is accepted. Then listen to, or ask for, instructions. • Treat adults as adults. Use first names if you are familiar with the person. • Listen attentively when you are talking with a person who has difficulty speaking. Be patient and wait for the person to finish, rather than correcting the person or attempting to finish their thought. If necessary, ask short questions that require short answers, a nod or shake of the head. Never pretend to under¬stand if you are having difficulty doing so. Instead, repeat what you have understood and allow the person to respond. The response will clue you in and guide your understanding. • Relax. Don’t be embarrassed if you happen to use accepted, common expressions such as “See you later,” or “Did you hear about that?” that may relate to a person’s disability. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when you’re unsure of what to do. Keep aisles clear and corners free of displays. There must be a clear path of a minimum 36 inches in aisles for easy access and a clearance of 18 inches on the pull side of doors next to the handles. Remember, a person with a disability is a person with feelings. Treat him or her as you would want to be treated. They come to our stores to do what other customers do - purchase products and use the services we offer.
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
In 2013, we set up a Food Donation Connection Program in our stores. Currently we have 700 stores, 95.63% of the chain, participating in the Food Donation Connection Program. In 2016, Wawa stores donated a total of 3,484,132 meals to our local communities. The New Jersey Wawa Stores donated 1,339,511 pounds of food to local food banks and pantries through the Food Donation Connection Program in 2016. The Logan Township Wawa Store donated 8,243 pounds of food to local food banks and pantries in 2016.
Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015