(413) 783 - 9424

COME VISIT US

1500 ALLEN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MA 01118

HOURS

MONDAY | TUESDAY

9:30am - 6:00pm | 9:30am - 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY

9:30am - 6:00pm| 9:30am - 6:00pm

FRIDAY

9:30am - 6:00pm

SATURDAY

9:30am - 5:00pm 

SUNDAY:

Noon-5:00pm

ENVIRONMENTAL/LOCAL  PURCHASING POLICY

Better Life Whole Foods is committed to forging supplier relationships that lead to positive outcomes for society and the environment. Therefore, Better Life Whole Foods has developed this policy to encourage the purchase and use of materials, products, and services that incorporate environmental, social, community, and performance goals. This policy applies to all Better Life Whole Foods employees.

Environment

Better Life Whole Foods maintains a deep commitment to sustainability and the importance of environmentally-beneficial considerations in vendor selection. Preference will be given to suppliers that meet robust third-party social and environmental certification criteria. Examples of this third-party criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Certified B Corporation

  • Organic

  • Fair Trade

  • JUST Business

  • Food Alliance Certified

  • Global Reporting Initiative

  • Green America

  • Green Seal

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified

  • Energy Star Certified

Other rigorous and independent third-party certifications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Local / Diverse

Better Life Whole Foods' policy also reflects the critical importance of supporting local economic development, community prosperity, and cultural diversity.

Therefore, preference will be given to independent suppliers physically located within 200 miles of Better Life Whole Foods' location. Similarly, preference will be given to suppliers owned by women and people of color.

Please note that these are preferences and not absolute requirements. Price, quality, availability, and other factors will also be considered when selecting suppliers.

Resources

Employees are encouraged to find socially and environmentally responsible vendors in their area by searching, for example, www.bcorporation.net or www.greenpages.org/.

In addition, employees can check out www.earth911.org for resources about environmental responsibility.