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Whole Foods Market: CSR & Sustainability News

Whole Foods Market, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of natural and organic food supermarkets. The company offers produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. It also provides specialty products, such as beer, wine, and cheese; body care and educational products, such as books; and floral, pet, and household products.

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Greenpeace Says Buy Whole Foods’ Seafood

Greenpeace just released its Carting Away the Oceans report that ranks supermarkets on their efforts to protect oceans and seafood workers.
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Whole Foods vs. ‘Whole Paycheck’

Whole Foods, often jokingly referred to as “Whole Paycheck,” faces a probe from the city of New York after investigators nabbed the upscale…
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Palm Oil Scorecard Shows Companies Still Have Much Work to Do

Union of Concerned Scientists released its 2nd annual palm oil report, which tracks 40 large companies sourcing huge amounts of palm oil within…
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Is Whole Foods Unethical for Selling Tilapia Raised by Prison Labor?

Whole Foods has long touted its “something great” tilapia, but the company is cagey about where they source it. No wonder: some is…
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How Toms Shoes and Warby Parker Give Differently

Companies typically execute one of two corporate social responsibility strategies: vertical or horizontal. Find out how Toms Shoes and Warby Parker use these…
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Slow Fashion Startup Zady to Launch American-Made Private Label

While only 2 percent of our clothes are made domestically, Zady's knit wool sweater was entirely designed and manufactured in the United States.…
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Whole Foods’ Sale of Rabbit Meat Is a Big Pet Peeve to Some

Whole Foods is now selling rabbit meat at a limited number of stores across the United States, and some New Yorkers are very…
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Whole Foods GMO Policy Could Hurt Artisan Food Makers

Whole Foods' GMO policy, and the company’s promise to have its products completely GMO-free by 2018, is having consequences on artisan food makers.
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Consumer Demand Could Turn the Tide on Sustainable Fishing

Large chain grocery stores are increasingly the source of consumer seafood purchases. Luckily, a new report from Greenpeace showed some promising progress by…
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Food Companies Rally to Protect Bees, While Pesticide Giants Dispute the Evidence

Since bees and other pollinators are needed for more than two-thirds of all crop species, the lives of bees and humans are intricately…
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Intel, High-Tech Leaders Rank High On Green Power Partnership Top 100

Proving it's possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S.…
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Target’s ‘Made to Matter’ Collection Boasts Expansion of Sustainable Products

Target recently unveiled its latest move toward expanding sustainable, organic and natural product offerings. Housed under its “Made to Matter—handpicked by Target” program,…
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Would 69% of Americans Turn Down a Job Due to a Company’s Poor Reputation?

New survey found that 69 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if…
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Refreshing Look: Supermarkets Keeping it Climate Cool

This week’s post takes a behind-the-scenes look at exemplary refrigerant management among supermarkets, examining drivers for innovation and highlighting best practices and change.…

EPA Attacks Honeybee Colony Collapse with New Safety Standards

In response to an unprecedented decline in bee populations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new pesticide labels that forbid the use…