Sustainability: Understanding our impact

2021 ESG Report for Sprouts Farmers Market

Taking good care of people & planet

At Sprouts, we believe that doing good extends beyond selling healthy products. Our goals are rooted in sustainability initiatives to help our customers, team members, local communities and the planet. To learn more, please download and read our 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.

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Product Sourcing

We believe good food comes from good people. Millions of customers choose Sprouts because they can find products that are grown and produced in ways that are healthier for people and the planet. Our stores are stocked with a wide variety of organically grown, non-GMO, plant-based, certified humane and fair-trade options that contribute to a sustainable, equitable and humane supply chain.

250 local growers provide fresh, seasonally grown produce
100% responsibly sourced seafood
100% of Sprouts Butcher Shop chicken and pork are raised without antibiotics
100% of Sprouts Butcher Shop pork is from suppliers that utilize open-pen or group-housed facilities
100% cage-free, organic or free-range eggs
25% increase in plant-based product sales
More than 24,000 products with a social or environmental attribute
24% of total sales from organic products, totaling nearly $1.5B in sales
Committed to improving chicken welfare by providing environmental enrichments by 2024, reducing stocking density by 2025 and allowing for more humane processing by 2026

Meet the Brand

We are delighted to feature Gaia Herbs! They’re one of the many growers, creators and brands we have the opportunity to work with who share our commitment to sustainable practices.

Gaia Herbs manufactures more than 200 products with the belief that purity and integrity equal potency. The company’s operations go far beyond standardization, starting with sustainably and responsibly sourced herbs from their own organic farm as well as organic farm partners from around the world.

Social Responsibility

Providing safe and healthy food is at the core of our commitment to health and well-being. We collaborate with our team members, supply chain partners, community organizations and industry experts to promote food safety, support workers’ rights, source responsibly and develop a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Team Member Development & Inclusion

  • 1,300 new jobs created
  • 22% of team members promoted
  • 51% female and 48% racially/ethnically diverse workforce
  • 585,000 hours of in-store training delivered

Team Member Safety

  • 580 safety audits completed
  • 21,000 safety training hours completed
  • 22% reduction in worker’s compensation claims over the prior year

 

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Community Impact

  • $3M awarded to local programs supporting youth nutrition education and food system equity
  • 120 local non-profit partners supported in the communities we serve

Safe and Healthy Food

  • $3.1B in sales of products labeled to promote health and nutrition attributes
  • 6,567 food safety audits completed
  • Over 1M temperature checks conducted

 

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Caring for the Environment

At the core of our identity is a genuine commitment to environmental sustainability. We are taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint and our natural resource intake while providing our customers with local, organic and other sustainable food choices. We are diverting food from landfills and providing it to those in need. We will continue to set environmental goals in the future to build upon our achievements to date.

Governance Documents

Sprouts’ Board of Directors oversees our Chief Executive Officer and other senior management in the competent and ethical operation of our company on a day-to-day basis and assures that the long-term interests of our stockholders are being served. To satisfy the Board’s duties, directors are expected to take a proactive, focused approach to their positions, and set standards to ensure that Sprouts is committed to business success through the maintenance of high standards of responsibility and ethics.

The Board has adopted the policies, governance, and guidelines that, in conjunction with Sprouts’ certificate of incorporation and bylaws, form the governance framework for Sprouts. Our governance structure is designed to foster principled actions, effective decision-making and appropriate monitoring of both compliance and performance.

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