Director of Sustainability
Giant Eagle Inc.
Cara Mercil is the Director of Sustainability for Giant Eagle Enterprises and is leading the change to achieve sustainability goals in the areas of carbon reduction, plastic elimination, zero waste, and expansion and improvement of sustainable product offerings. Cara embeds a sustainable mindset throughout the organization and thought leadership around constantly evolving sustainable issues. She acts as the expert across sustainable packaging, animal welfare, critical commodities, and product impact on the environment and social concerns; and institutes best practices that align with the company’s brand across the enterprise. She is also key in defining the organization’s sustainability storytelling, helping to shape and define the way the Giant Eagle’s impact story is delivered. Cara enjoys a life with her two boys and husband in Oakdale, Pa.