Aspen, Colo. (June 29, 2023) – Jason Buechel, Whole Foods Market CEO, recently participated in the Aspen Ideas Health Festival 2023 where he discussed the environmental stewardship at Whole Foods Market. Buechel discussed Whole Foods Market’s commitment to responsibly sourced products and climate supportive agriculture.

Moderated by John Torres, Senior Medical Correspondent for NBC News, Buechel was joined by panelists, Bill Frist, Former U.S. Senator, Senate Majority Leader and Chairman of the Board, The Nature Conservancy panel; and Dan Barber, Chef and Co-Owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns to discuss sustainability, biodiversity and the benefits of conservation. The annual event brings together writers, artists, policymakers, business leaders and other educators across the globe. “Our higher purpose is to nourish people and the planet. The only way we can fulfill that is by making sure we can continue to provide our customers with the highest quality natural and organic products in the marketplace,” Buechel said.

“That means making sure our topsoil is in a position for us to be able to support feeding this country now and for decades to come,” he continued. “We see it as our responsibility to support our suppliers who can support climate-friendly agriculture and champion ways that we serve our environment, a key stakeholder at Whole Foods Market.”

Buechel recently unveiled Whole Foods Market’s 10-year vision to lead the company into the future, Growing with Purpose, focused on enhancing the store experience, investing in Team Member growth, and expanding the company’s reach to serve customers in new ways.

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