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Whole Foods Market, Inc.

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Owns and operates a retail chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets

Ticker: WFMI ISIN: US9668371068
Address: 550 Bowie Street , USA , Austin , TX , 78703-4644 Website: Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Phone #: 1-512-4774455 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. 55 56 50 57 54
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Whole Foods Market, Inc. 48% 53% 24% 44% 53%
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All company average 53 54 55 58 55 55
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
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Whole Foods Market, Inc. 67% 76% 20% 50% 13% 28%
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Whole Foods Market, Inc. 40% 43% 63% 55% 54% 54%
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Proxy resolution for the company http://www.asyousow.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2013-whole-foods-reso.pdf# Web address for the resolution
Resolution Summary Product packaging is a significant consumer of natural resources and energy, and a major source of waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Half of U.S. printed paper and packaging, worth $11.4 billion, is landfilled or burned rather than recycled. (…) Individual resolution summary page
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.2823 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 3273.9063 NA
BSI 50 55.4754 88.4717 NA
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Enterprise Value NA 11597.1 NA NA
Reviewed ? YES NA
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Brand Value 2013 11.095 3226.3793 67875.2014 NA
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Brand Rating 2013 BBB AA AAA+ NA
Enterprise Value 2013 0 15216.9223 435750.9811
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Brand Value 2014 10 3226.3793 87304 A brand strength is assessed by using our Brand Strength Index framework. This benchmarks the strength, risk and future potential of a brand relative to its competitors by assessing input measures, brand equity measures, and output performance across four
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Number of brands that don't use animal testing 0 1 11 NA
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0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA For the last 31 years, Whole Foods Market has offered the highest quality natural and organic foods available while focusing on enhancing the experiences of our customers, Team Members, investors, local and global communities. Our commitment to the enviro NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We do not foresee any major regulatory changes to occur in the next 1-2 years. NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA We have not fully quantified the opportunities associated with expanded local supply partnerships. NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA We may attract more customers, which will increase our sales revenues and profitabilty if they understand the benefits of buying locally and sustainably-grown and manufactured goods. We blog about our efforts and share our best practices through internal NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA Yes NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 NA 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA Yes NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Since we support organic farming and sustainable agriculture and offer these goods to our customers, they are purchasing items that were grown with no petroleum-based fertilizers, which are high emissions sources. We source locally-grown produce, dairy a NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 1 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Dedicated budget for energy efficiency NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA Global Green Mission Committee (which includes representatives from the Executive Team, two of whom are also on the Board of Directors, several Global Vice-Presidents, two Regional Presidents, the Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering, Maintenance & En NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes NA
13. Further Information NA NA NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Decreased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA General Decrease NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Decrease: Other NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: 8, Increase: , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 60 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E E A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA NA NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No No Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/99/20699/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/4.Communication/2012GreenMissionReport (1).pdf NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 1 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA With changes in our supply chain, there may be increased costs of goods for resale. Our buyers source extensively from local suppliers and are asking them questions around trends and protecting assets. We have also implemented best practices for managing NA NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA Several key areas within Whole Foods Market continuously identify risks associated with Climate Change. Product Purchasing/Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics, Store Development, Energy, Facilities Management, Risk/Safety, as well as Green Mission teams NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA We have purchased and installed back up generators in many locations impacted by hurricanes and other severe weather events and in several regions where we have not purchased or installed back up generators, we contract for emergency services during an ou NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No NA Yes NA
3. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/99/20699/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/3.TargetsandInitiatives/Energy Capital Program 2011.xlsx NA NA
3. Further Information NA Because we are a decentralized organization and do not have dedicated resources for as comprehensive a line by line response on above, we've attached a spreadsheet showing what we've invested in and what the results will be. We hope to be able to meet the NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Intensity target Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We do not foresee regulatory changes in the next 1-2 years. NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
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7. Further Information NA Our electricity and natural gas usage are tracked by Ecova (formerly LPB) utility management services and are converted using their database software. These reports are attached. Our refrigerant usage is tracked by Verisae, and we download the usage and NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA USD($) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) NA NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA NA NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 NA 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 NA 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
Carbon Disclosure Project 2013 Full Data
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8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 NA 13638000
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. USD($)
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA We purchased 800,000 RECs in 2012 to offset our electricity usage. NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 5% but less than or equal to 10% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
12. Attachments NA
12. Further Information NA
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased
12.1a Reason of change Emissions reduction activities, Divestment, Acquisitions, Mergers, Change in output, Change in methodology, Change in boundary, Change in physical operating conditions, Unidentified, Other
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA We are in discussion with Wildlife Works to purchase a small amount of carbon credits. NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next 2 years Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes
2. Attachments NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA Kathy Loftus sits on the board of Clean Air-Cool Planet, an organization directly involved in climate change mitigation. She also has just joined the board of the Green Building Inititative, the organization implementing the Green Globes building certifi NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA Several key areas within Whole Foods Market continuously identify risks associated with Climate Change. Product Purchasing/Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics, Store Development, Energy, Facilities Management, Risk/Safety, as well as Green Mission teams NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA In addition to the stores with fuel cells and other on site generation that may be used for back up, we have purchased and installed back up generators in many locations impacted by hurricanes and other severe weather events and in several regions where w NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) Yes
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA NA NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? NA
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No No Absolute and intensity targets
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA We have an energy reducdtion target and a waste reduction goal, as well as a refrigerant use reduction goal, but we do not speicfically have an emissions reduction target. We also have implemented logistics improvements and vehicle fleet specs (including NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Since we support organic farming and sustainable agriculture and offer these goods to our customers, they are purchasing items that were grown with no petroleum-based fertilizers, which are high emissions sources. We source locally-grown produce, dairy a NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 1 13 Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities.
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Dedicated budget for energy efficiency NA
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4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information We present at industry conferences and submit information in response to variuos surveys and award submissions.
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 1 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
5.1c. Climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters Yes
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA With changes in our supply chain, there may be increased costs of goods for resale. Our buyers source extensively from local suppliers and are asking them questions around trends and protecting assets. We have also implemented best practices for managing NA
5.1e.Climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA We do not yet have the integrated resources to have robust methodology but are taking steps necessary to identify and budget for them. NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We do not foresee any major regulatory changes to occur in the next 1-2 years. NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency Yes
6.1c. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters Yes
6.1e. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA We may attract more customers, which will increase our sales revenues and profitabilty if they understand the benefits of buying locally and sustainably-grown and manufactured goods. We blog about our efforts and share our best practices through internal NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We do not foresee regulatory changes in the next 1-2 years. NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/99/20699/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/7.EmissionsMethodology/Copy of 2013_05_22 Whole Foods 2012 Usage and GHG Data.xlsx NA
7. Further Information NA Spreadsheet attached with emissions factors for above question NA
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e NA Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
2013 Performance Band E C A NA
2013 Score 0 62 100 NA
0. Attachments NA NA NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA Renewable/Alternative Energy:• We have 4 fuel cells around the country, 3 of which may fully power the stores, depending on peak load conditions. We have 2 in Connecticut, one in Massachusetts and one in San Jose, Calif. • We have a state-of-the-art, NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA For the last 32 years, Whole Foods Market has offered the highest quality natural and organic foods available while focusing on enhancing the experiences of our customers, Team Members, investors, local and global communities. Our commitment to the enviro NA
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2014 Performance Band E D A 2014 Performance Band
2014 Score 100 61 1 2014 Score
CDLI leader No No Yes The Climate Disclosure Leadership Index: A Company must: (1)   Make its response public and submit via CDP’s Online Response System (2) Achieve a score within the top 10% of the total regional sample population
Comment NA Comment
CPLI leader No No Yes The Climate Performance Leadership Inde: A company must: (1)Make its response public and submit via CDP’s Online Response System (2) Attain a performance score greater than (3) Disclose gross global Scope 1 and Scope 2 figures (4) Score maximum performanc
Scope 1 emissions 336988 All greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are directly from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity.
Scope 2 emissions 418458 All indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam. Indirect GHG emissions are a consequence of the activities of the reporting entity, but occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity.
Target(s) reported NA Absolute/Intensive
Ticker WFM Ticker
Verification/ assurance NA Audit and verification by a competent and independent organization that uses a standardized set of terms and methods.
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2.1. Are you able to identify which of your operations are located in water-stressed regions? No Response 3 answers 4 answers NA
0.4. Exclusions Are there any geographies, activities, facilities or types of water inputs/outputs within this boundary which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA NA
2.2b. You may explain here why you are not able to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water stress or water-related risk and whether you have plans to explore this issue in the future No Response 3 answers 3 answers NA
0.4aList of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions-Transparency & Reporting No Response No Response Answered NA
1.1. Does your company have a water policy, strategy or management plan? No Yes Yes NA
2.1bPlease list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area NA NA NA NA
2.1bPlease list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting No Response No Response 4 answers NA
2.2. Do you use other indicators (besides water stress) to identify operations which are located in regions subject to water-related risk? NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA For the last 31 years, Whole Foods Market has offered the highest quality natural and organic foods available while focusing on enhancing the experiences of our customers, Team Members, investors, local and global communities. NA NA
0.2. Reporng Year Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2.0. Enter the period that will be disclosed. NA 01-01-2011 - 31-12-2011 NA NA
0.3. Reporting Boundary Please indicate the category that describes the company, entities, or group for which you are reporting. NA Companies, entities or groups over which operational control is exercised. NA NA
2.3. Please specify the total percentage of your operations that are located in the regions at risk which you identified in questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 NA Yes NA NA
2.4. Please specify the basis you use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 NA Other NA NA
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting Australia/CCA's Water Policy covers all aspects of water related operations activities from both municipal and groundwater sources across the beverage and food businesses. United States of America/We have a philosophy to limit water waste and a strategy to identify reduction opportunities from development through operations through supply chain. We build our stores to green building standards (LEED and Green Globes), and e United States of America/We have a philosophy to limit water waste and a strategy to identify reduction opportunities from development through operations through supply chain. We build our stores to green building standards (LEED and Green Globes), and e NA
1.1b. Does the policy, strategy or plan specify water reduction, quality or efficiency targets or other water-related goals? NA Local NA NA
1.1bDoes the water policy, strategy or plan specify water-related targets or goals? No Yes Yes NA
0.4aList of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions NA NA NA NA
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2011 Electricity Usage /MWh 35 745000 272242310 Annual electricity consumption resulting from all operations within the defined boundaries of a given organisation.
2011 Renewables Usage /MWh 5 745000 20498400 Total number of MWh of electricity or proxy purchased globally from renewable energy power-generating projects directly or indirectly.
Biomass/Biofuel (%) 0 NA 100 Biomass = woody waste; agricultural crops or waste; animal and other organic waste; energy crops; co-firing of biomass in fossil fuel generation plants. Biofuel = biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel.
Blend (%) 0 NA 100 Blend = renewable electricity consisting of a mix of renewables as provided by for example third-party marketers.
Country USA NA
Geothermal (%) 0 NA 79 Geothermal = all electricity from geothermal facilities.
Global CREX rank 1 1 280 The CREX participants are ranked based on the percentage of renewable electricity procured for their own use in 2011, calculated by dividing renewable electricity consumption by total electricity consumption for the period.
Hydro (%) 0 NA 100 Hydro = hydro projects from new generation capacity.
Sector Consumer Services NA ICB system top-level industry designation (via the Bloomberg Terminal).
Solar (%) 0 NA 100 Solar = all electricity produced solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal facilities.
Unknown (%) 0 NA 100
Waste to energy (%) 0 NA 100 Waste-to-energy = electricity using landfill gas or waste from other facilities such as wastewater treatment stations.
Wind (%) 0 NA 100 Wind = all electricity from wind turbines.
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Reported Scope 3 Total (tCO2e) 670000000 - 0 Indicated the total reported Scope 3 (all other indirect emissions) of the company in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Where no Scope 3 emissions are reported, this is recorded as "No Data"
Scope 1+2 Intensity 11162.43 130.51 0.3 Intensity is calculated by adding together a company's Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and dividing by its turnover.
Global 800 Carbon Rank 800 703 1 Carbon Ranking of 800 international companies. Ranking is determined by EIO Methodology. See Source Info sheet for comments on it
No. of Scope 3 Categories Reported 1 - 15 This column indicates the number of Scope 3 Categories reported. Once placed into one of the four Disclosure Categories, companies are ranked by the number of Scope 3 categories disclosed.
Reported Scope 1+2 Total (tCO2e) 282000000 - 843 The total reported Scope 1 (all direct emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect electricity emissions) of the company in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Accepted or Inferred Scope 3 Intensity 8547.13 2475.03 64.51 Unless the company reports all 15 Scope 3 categories as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, an inferred figure based on the highest reported intensity for that sector, across the Global ET Universe, is shown
Category No Public Data Red Public, Complete, and Verified data Companies are placed into one of four data or 'disclosure' categories: 1) Public, Complete, and Verified data; 2) Public, Complete, and Unverified data; 3) Public, Incomplete, Verified or Unverified data; 4) No Public Data
Combined Scope 1+2+3 Intensity 12161.68 1368.03 34.24 Combined Scope 1+2_3 Intensity is calculated by adding together a company's Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions at 100% (disclosed or inferred) + 50% of Scope 3 emissions (disclosed or inferred).
Market Value ($Million) 1667.87 16912 358143.1 A company's market value, or market capitalism (number of shares times x share price). This value was taken on 23.08.2011
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Description Cod Atlantic Cod Pacific Crab blue Crab Dungeness Crab red Flounder arrow-tooth Haddock Hake cape Halibut Lobster American Description of the company's product.
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% Women 0.21 0.43 0.95 NA
No. of Employees NA 64127 NA NA
Rank 100 71 1 NA
Turnover (%) 0 0.073 0.331 NA
Work/Life Balance Rank 0 0 10 NA
Job growth (1-yr %) -.573 0.072 0.509 NA
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% Women 0.01 0.4372 0.95
Job growth (1-yr %) -.07 0.154 0.462
No. of Employees 1052 71930 157592
Offers compressed work weeks No Yes Yes NA
Offers job sharing No No Yes
Rank 100 44 1
Turnover (%) 0.37 0.1 0
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 190 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 82 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 858 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 3.5 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Executive Diversity 0 0 0.41 Percentage of officers and directors that are female.
Percentage of Profit 0 0 1.086 Percentage of profit donated.
Rank 500 25 1 NA
Toxicity produced 773771631 19448 0 In pounds.
Toxicity released 113515588 15094 0 In pounds.
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Disclosure 0 68.5 100 Environmental disclosure was included as a stand-alone score to assess each company’s transparency with regard to its environmental performance. Specifically, this score evaluates the breadth and quality of company environmen
Green Score 21.4 61.2 82.9 NA
Envtl. Mgmt. 21.3 64.3 91.9 Based on an analysis of companies tracked in Sustainalytics’ Global Platform, the Environmental Management Score is an assessment of how a company manages its environmental performance through policies, programs, targets, certifications, and the like. To
Envtl. Impact 0 56.4 89 Based on data compiled by Trucost, this is a comprehensive, quantitative, and standardized measurement of the overall environmental impact of a company’s global operations. More than 700 metrics—including emissions of nine key greenhouse gases, water use,
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Carbon Productivity 0.003 0.182 0.97 GHG Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions (CO2e).
Energy Productivity 0.021 0.546 0.971 Energy Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Energy Consumption (GJ).
Newsweek Green Score 0.014 0.245 0.851 This score is derived from the following component scores: an Energy Productivity,Carbon Productivity, Water Productivity, Waste Productivity, Reputation, Pay Link, Sustainability Themed Committee, Audit ; weighted at 45 percent, 45 percent, and 10 percen
Pay Link No No Yes A mechanism to link the remuneration of any member of a company's senior executive team with the achievement of environmental performance targets.
Rank 500 277 1
Reputation 0.005 0.427 1.0 The Reputation score is made up of two components: (1) The RepRisk Index, which is a quantitative measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company exposure to ESG risks. (2) The second component is based on the number of environmental issues that
Sustainability Themed Committee No Yes Yes The existence of a committee at the Board of Directors level whose mandate is related to the sustainability of the company, including but not limited to environmental matters.
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Envtl. Mgmt. 28.6 64.3 91.9 Based on an analysis of companies tracked in Sustainalytics’ Global Platform, the Environmental Management Score is an assessment of how a company manages its environmental performance through policies, programs, targets, certifications, and the like. To
Green Score 0 61.2 100 NA
Rank 500 205 1 NA
Disclosure 0 68.5 100 Environmental disclosure was included as a stand-alone score to assess each company’s transparency with regard to its environmental performance. Specifically, this score evaluates the breadth and quality of company environmen
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Corporate Governance 3 1 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 18 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 1.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 0.8 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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RQ 78.65 The Annual RQ is an assessment tool that captures perceptions of corporate reputations across industries, among multiple audiences, and is adaptable to countries outside the United States, grouped into six dimensions of reputation: Products & Services, Fi
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