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Whole Trade™ Guarantee

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The products in this Wholefoods Market program must meet specific criteria that demand quality in four areas of responsibility: meets quality standards, provides more money to producers, ensures better wages and working conditions for workers, and Cares for the environment.

Whole Foods works with TransFair USA and the Rainforest Alliance to ensure the transparency and integrity of the program. One percent of proceeds from Whole Trade certified products will go to the Whole Planet Foundation to support micro-loan programs in developing countries. The company’s goal is to have at least half of its imported products from these countries fully certified within ten years.

Learn more: Whole Trade™ Guarantee websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Whole Trade™ Guarantee's standard is verified by it varies depending on the standard.

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Whole Foods

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.


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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2007

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Cleaning products Cosmetics / Personal care Food Other

Other categories: Supplements


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada United Kingdom United States



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Last updated: 18 March 2014