Becoming a source for good
Our love for doing the right thing doesn’t stop with the products we source and share with you. We have been working hard in every aspect of our business to reduce our footprint on the world. We are committed to helping our ecosystems adjust to changing temperatures and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by agriculture.
That’s why our family has worked so hard to gain a reputation as a responsible and sustainable business and are extremely proud of our B Corporation certification. We don’t like to brag, but we were the first Canadian retailer to earn this distinction and it reflects our goal to be a better company for our customers, employees, and world.
What we do to be Green
Over the last five years we have worked hard on reducing our footprint on the world, lessons we have learned in the past are rolled out into our stores as we seek new ways to reduce our impact.
We reduce garbage output by implementing composting systems in our stores. We proudly partner with local farmers who gladly use any leftover organic food waste from our produce departments and Bistros. We have replaced many of the pieces of equipment and fixtures and light bulbs in our stores to optimize energy efficiency. Our coolers and freezers are Energy Star rated for optimal efficiency to lower our environmental impact as much as we can everyday. And if we print anything we use paper made using renewable energy and local materials, recycled content paper, and always environmentally friendly soy based inks and dyes.
Supporting our local Farmers
We all know that organic produce tastes better and provides greater health benefits, but organic farming is also better for our planet. With organic produce, only naturally sourced fertilizers used eliminating the need for chemical pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. And unlike conventional, which is leading to soil degradation and water pollution, organic farming improves soil quality and minimizes impact on local ecosystems.