Social and Environmental Policy
NATURAL FOODS, INC.
It is the Policy of United Natural Foods Inc., (“UNFI” or “the Company”), to go beyond traditional business responsibilities to actively support environmental and social causes.
United Natural Foods, Inc. is committed to incorporating environmentally sustainable practices into present and future business activities. We believe we have a responsibility to our environment to reduce our ecological footprint while maintaining our pledge to exceed the needs and expectations of our stakeholders.
Our vision includes:
In order to achieve these visions, United Natural Foods Inc. will endeavor to:
United Natural Foods, Inc. will regularly monitor its efforts to enhance support of sustainable initiatives that protect the environment and foster stewardship of the land.
Social Responsibility …
We are committed to a comprehensive benefits program and a progressive work environment. UNFI recognizes and encourages the responsibilities of family and individual lifestyles in conjunction with the work experience. We hire and promote based on ability to get the job done and work as part of the team; ethnicity, gender and age do not bear on these decisions.
As a Natural Products Industry participant, UNFI supports national and local charitable organizations that distribute food, meals and products which improve the lives of people in the communities where we live. All UNFI facilities have close ties to local food banks to which we provide frequent shipments. On average, we donate more than $5 million in natural food products per year.
We also support communities who have sustained disasters and provide food, bottled water and supplies to servicing organizations.