Sprouts Farmers Market is receiving plaudits from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill program for its work to reduce its refrigerant emissions and environmental impact. The Phoenix-based retailer had seven stores earn the EPA’s Re-Certification Excellence recognition, highlighting each location for renewing its GreenChill store certification for five consecutive years.
“Sprouts proudly supports the EPA’s GreenChill program which has helped us better understand our stores’ material impact and take action to operate in a way that is better for our planet,” said Carlos Rojas, Sprouts’ vice president of sustainability. “We’re proud and humbled to be recognized once again for our efforts and look forward to adding to our already 90 stores that received GreenChill certification this award cycle as we continue to expand.”
Sprouts has been part of the GreenChill program since 2009, and since then it has racked up 25 recognitions. The locations recognized this year are located in Oakland, Calif.; San Rafael, Calif.; Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Marietta, Ga.,; Roswell, Ga.; Germantown, Tenn. and Hurst, Texas.
“Sprouts Farmers Market continues to be a champion of environmental leadership through their sustained commitment to reducing refrigerant emissions,” said Kirsten Cappel, GreenChill program manager. “We commend Sprouts’ commitment to GreenChill and look forward to continuing to certify more and more Sprouts stores.”