Sprouts joins TSC’s retailer members to tackle more sustainable products.
Scottsdale, AZ – May 16, 2019 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that Sprouts Farmers Market has joined as a new TSC member. TSC translates the best sustainability science into business tools that are used all over the world to create more sustainable consumer products. With over 100 members and partners, TSC brings together a wide range of companies, NGOs and sustainability experts to drive environmental and social sustainability impact at scale.
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the United States, is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and has more than 300 stores in 19 states from coast to coast. They specialize in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers.
Sprouts joined TSC to better understand the risks and opportunities within their supply chains and identify areas to improve the social and environmental performance of the products on their shelves. They will be actively involved in TSC initiatives and innovation programs that include food waste, deforestation and the circular economy.
“We warmly welcome Sprouts Farmers Market as new TSC members,” said Euan Murray, TSC Chief Executive. “Sprouts’ commitment to affordable and healthy food and personal care products and their eagerness to work with TSC to increase transparency in their supply chains is a welcome addition to our growing impact among some of the most progressive retailers in the world.”
“We share The Sustainability Consortium’s philosophy of improving the sustainability of consumer products and look forward to utilizing their science-based tools and solutions to improve our industry-leading practices.”
“As Sprouts continues to grow and evolve, we’re committed to providing unique, quality and sustainable products to the more than 3 million shoppers who visit our stores every week,” said Carlos Rojas, Vice President of Legal, Risk, and Sustainability at Sprouts. “We share The Sustainability Consortium’s philosophy of improving the sustainability of consumer products and look forward to utilizing their science-based tools and solutions to improve our industry-leading practices.”
TSC’s other retail members include Kroger, Walgreens, Walmart, Amazon and M&S. TSC does additional work through their beauty and personal care product sustainability rating system with Target, Rite Aid, Sephora and CVS. Founded in 2009, TSC celebrates 10 years of helping companies create more sustainable consumer products. Learn more about TSC’s 10-year anniversary here.
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We are dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products. Our members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics. Each member brings valuable perspectives and expertise. TSC convenes our diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively to build science-based decision tools and solutions that address sustainability issues that are materially important throughout a product’s supply chain and lifecycle. TSC also offers a portfolio of services to help drive effective implementation. The Sustainability Consortium has more than 100 members and there are over 2,000 users of TSC tools worldwide; it convenes more than 200 global organizations annually over an average of 75 networking opportunities. Formed in 2009, TSC is jointly administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. It also has a European office at Wageningen University and Research, and a Chinese office in Tianjin, China. For more information visit www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.
About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. specializes in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers. Based on the belief that healthy food should be affordable, Sprouts’ welcoming environment and knowledgeable team members continue to drive its growth. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes an array of fresh produce in the heart of the store, a deli with prepared entrees and side dishes, The Butcher Shop and The Fish Market at Sprouts, an expansive vitamins and supplements department and more. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Sprouts employs more than 30,000 team members and operates more than 300 stores in 19 states from coast to coast. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.
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