Sprouts Impact Report Highlights Products, Planet, and People

Sprouts Farmers Market issued the results of the “2023 Impact Report” compiling the company’s progress toward its goals of developing Impactful Products, supporting a Thriving Planet, fostering Purposeful People and growing Healthy Communities. 

“Our company purpose to help people live and eat better is brought to life by our 32,000 team members every day,” said Brandon Lombardi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Sprouts Farmers Market. “I’m honored to share some of the ways our teams across the business cared for one another, our communities and the planet in 2023.” 

Noted in the report:

Impactful Products 

  • 19% of total sales from fruits and vegetables 
  • $3.3 billion in sales of products with a social or environmental attribute 
  • 30% organic sales penetration in Sprouts brand products 
  • $225 million in local produce sales from a network of 170 farmers 

Thriving Planet 

  • 25% per-square-foot carbon emissions intensity reduction target in operations by 2033 
  • 130 million single-use bags avoided 
  • 70% landfill diversion rate 
  • 70 million pounds of food recovered through donation, animal feed and composting initiatives 

Purposeful People 

  • 21% of team members promoted and 3,000 new jobs created 
  • 64% of store manager positions filled with internal candidates 
  • $21 million in bonuses paid to field associates 
  • 17,000 leadership training hours delivered 

Healthy Communities 

  • 3 million children took part in Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation nutrition education programs 
  • 37 million pounds of food donated; the equivalent to 29 million meals 
  • 5,500 service hours donated by Sprouts associates 
  • $20 million given to local nonprofit partners in communities where Sprouts operates since 2015 

Sprouts employs nearly 32,000 associates and operates over 400 stores in over 20 state across the nation. They are No. 51 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer’s 2023 list of the top food and consumables retailers in North America.