Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Wawa Store 8330- Monroe, NJ
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: 
Rt. 33 and Butcher Rd
08799 Monroe
United States
40° 16' 2.7084" N, 74° 28' 15.6612" W
Phone: 
610-358-6869
Email: 
greenteam@wawa.com
Number of Employees: 
62
Website: 
www.wawa.com
Membership Date: 
Friday, October 6, 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: 

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.

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
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.
Lbs Saved: 
235
Energy
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.
Money Saved: 
2,000
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
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.
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.
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. In 2016, associates working in the Monroe Township Wawa saved $3,360.00 total of their purchases made on duty working at Wawa because of our Wellness Fit to Fly Program. This store has about 60 associates.
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 or 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.