Whole Foods Uses EasyPak™ to Recycle Fluorescent Bulbs and Batteries

For many companies “going green” is simply a nice gesture that requires minimal investment of time and money. These companies rarely attempt to exceed the bare minimums of environmental regulatory compliance and their employees aren’t trained or encouraged to adopt sustainable measures in their work.

However, Whole Foods Market is showing it’s dissimilarity to the status quo when it comes to going green. For Whole Foods, environmental concern and action are neither marketing gimmicks nor optional programs; they are integral principals in the Whole Foods set of Core Values that every employee commits to and takes part in when they work at the company. “We care for the environment as living up to our primary mission of providing customers with quality organic food; they go hand in hand,” says Whole Foods Store Cluster Green Mission Specialist Erin Kerr. According to Kerr, Whole Foods has recently reached multiple green milestones like reducing the amount of waste that stores send to landfills by 80% in 2008 and cutting energy usage in stores by 5% by training employees to use lighting and powered equipment more responsibly. Charting progress is also important for the company: Kerr says that successful green programs at Whole Foods are ones where improvement can be quantified and explained to customers, shareholders, and other employees.

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