So not only does Chick-fil-A take a stand in the political arena that caused an uproar in recent memory, they are also breaking ground in Fort Worth Texas with a location that will be LEED® Gold certified. It is a test restaurant to see how successful this endeavor will, and if it is, there will be more LED restaurants to follow.
They are also retrofitting their existing restaurants with efficient lighting and refrigeration and water faucet restrictions as well. Now they aren’t the first company to do this, nor are they trying to take credit for it either. Walmart has done similar things as well and both companies are asking their suppliers to step up and join them with this environmental journey.
What About Those Foam Cups?
Chick-Fil-A does use foam cups for their beverages, which could be seen as a red flag when it comes to being environmentally correct. However, foam cups can be recycled and the company has taken on some great steps to be sure their cups are recycled. See the process in action here in this video.
The Focused Areas Of Environmental Sustainability
Every company has areas they can practice sustainability, and Chick-Fil-A is no different. The four areas they have put their focus on are:
- New restaurant development
- Existing locations improve energy and water usage
- Become a supply chain that is sustainable
- Their foam cup recycling
So with political and religious values set aside, it is obvious that Chick-Fil-A is a company that has the future of this planet in mind, not just their own growth. And when you think about that, the politics and religion won’t have a place to exist if we don’t get an environmental grip on things and take care of Mother Earth.