Our Commitment

We value all individuals for their unique contributions, and we will continue
to prioritize equality, respect and sustainability in our daily work.

Energy Reduction

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency & Emissions Reductions

Reducing emissions by increasing efficiency provides us with significant cost savings, a competitive advantage and supports our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. We have made significant strides in emissions reductions. While revenues grew by 6 percent in 2015, our overall greenhouse gas emissions went down by 2 percent.

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Landfill Diversion & Recycling

Landfill Diversion

Landfill Diversion
& Recycling

As a major multi-channel retailer, we see an opportunity to create significant impact by keeping waste out of landfills. We’re continuing to increase recycling, diversion and composting efforts in our stores, distribution centers and offices. Moving forward, we are increasing our focus on waste audits, developing new recycling pilots and prioritizing circular economy projects.

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Responsible Sourcing

Sourced Cotton

100% Responsibly-sourced Cotton By 2021

We’re committed to 100% responsibly-sourced cotton by 2021. We support the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) as the gold standard in certifications because it goes from farm to finished product, and we are using cotton alternatives, such as recycled fiber, in order to achieve this ambitious goal. In 2016, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. became the first large GOTS-certified home retailer in North America.

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Your Home Organic Cotton

Top 10 In Organic Cotton & Preferred Fibers

Out of 89 leading global companies, the Textile Exchange’s 2016 Market Reports ranked Williams-Sonoma, Inc. #9 in organic cotton and #6 in Recycled Polyester and Lyocell usage. We promote alternative textiles with recycled content, TENCEL® (lyocell), and products that support the Better Cotton Initiative. Many of our products have been tested for potentially harmful substances and are certified with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

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Sustainable Design


Led Lighting

We are committed to increasing the use of LED technology in all lighting products. By retrofitting existing lights, we can provide environmentally friendly alternatives. Partnering with industry-leading manufacturers, we will also be able to design new lighting solutions and bring better technologies to our customers.

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Low-voc Finishes

We are committed to the health and safety of our customers. We support the use of low-VOC (volatile organic compound) and water-based furniture finishes. We are expanding our use of product certifications, such as GREENGUARD Certification, that meet or exceed stringent chemical emissions standards. We are a leader in CARB compliance testing, ensuring our materials adhere to all US air emissions requirements.

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