Gregory A. Sandfort - President and Chief Executive Officer
One of the things that makes Tractor Supply Company’s culture unique is our strong commitment to our Mission and Values. As team members, we are all stewards of our culture. It is up to each of us to live up to our Mission and Values every day in everything we do.
Our Stewardship Program is a good example of how our team members live our Mission and Values. Through our Stewardship Program, team members are working to reduce our impact on the environment. For us, Stewardship is more than a corporate sustainability campaign. We know it is “the right thing to do” to protect our natural resources for our children and grandchildren.
Tractor Supply’s Stewardship Program has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a project by a group of team members in a leadership class in 2008. Today, we have team members throughout the company supporting the program. Whether it is team members in our stores and distribution centers who recycle cardboard and pallets, or members of our Green Tractor Teams who are generating new sustainable ideas and projects, our team members are living our Mission and Values by making Tractor Supply a more environmentally sustainable company.
The grassroots efforts of our team members are evident in our second annual report on Stewardship. From reducing the plastic in our shopping bags to completing the installation of our Energy Management System in our stores to making our transportation network more efficient, 2014 marked another year of notable achievements for our Stewardship Program. We are especially proud of achieving LEED Silver certification for our new Store Support Center. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our team members who worked so hard to make these goals a reality.
Despite all of the progress made to date, we are certainly not finished. We view our Stewardship Program as a process of continuous improvement as we look for ways to eliminate waste, improve efficiency and reduce our impact on the environment. We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress as we continue our journey to becoming a more sustainable company.read more...