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Company Green Mission Report now posted online

Eleven ways green practices add up at Whole Foods MarketĀ®

AUSTIN, Texas (April 26, 2012) – Whole Foods Market has posted its inaugural Green Mission report online which provides status updates and recognizes benchmarks large and small in the natural and organic grocer’s long-standing dedication to environmental stewardship.

“Caring for our communities and our environment is part of our core purpose as a company and this report shines a light on some of the ways  our green practices help contribute to making the world a better place,” said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market.

Now available on the company’s website at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/pdfs/2012GreenMissionReport.pdf, the report outlines Whole Foods Market’s green efforts, with a focus on eleven key corporate, product and community-focused initiatives. Highlights include:

“If our shoppers, members of our communities, vendor partners or shareholders ever wonder about what kinds of initiatives we are working on as part of our everyday commitment to environmentalism, they can get a taste by perusing this report.” said Kathy Loftus, global leader of sustainable engineering and energy management for Whole Foods Market.

To learn more about Whole Foods Market’s green mission download a copy of the report, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/greenmission.

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Walter Robb

Co-Chief Executive Officer

With a long and varied entrepreneurial history in natural foods ranging from retailer to farmer to consultant, Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and in 2010, was named co-CEO along with John Mackey at which time he joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors.

Kathy Loftus

Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management

As the global leader of sustainable engineering and energy management, Kathy Loftus is in charge of coordinating sustainability programs, including overall company impact reporting.

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