For more than 60 years, Williams Sonoma has inspired and nourished peoples’ lives. Now, we’re building on this legacy for the future with Williams Sonoma Cares – our ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of our communities, our health and our planet. Discover what we’re doing to help you shop smarter.

Community Williams Sonoma is committed to helping communities – locally and around the globe.

Health Our mission is to create a healthier, happier world.

Environment A green lifestyle begins with protecting our environment – and understanding that even small changes can have a big impact.

Our Goals

As one of the top ten global purchasers of organic cotton and a large retailer of
responsibly sourced wood, sustainability is a growing pillar of our family of brands.

BY 2021 100% responsibly sourced cotton1

BY 2020 100% GOTS-certified organic and/or STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified in bed and bath

BY 2021 50% sustainably sourced wood2

IN 2018 $2.2M raised to fight
childhood hunger through
No Kid Hungry

BY 2020 100% Fair Trade Certified™ coffee

BY 2019 100% of cookware has
non-PFOA alternatives

BY 2021 50% GREENGUARD Certified Upholstered Furniture

IN 2018 $200,000+ of food products
donated to charity

Brand Stats

From products to planet, we all share One Home. Across our family of brands, we are one of the top ten global
purchasers of organic cotton and one of the largest retailers of responsibly sourced wood. Sustainability is a growing
pillar of our brand, and we are dedicated to catalyzing our industry to make a positive impact through our business.

Across our brands,
we have reached 60,000+ workers through our worker
wellbeing initiatives such as
HERproject™ and
VisionSpring. By 2020, we
plan to reach 100k workers.

100% of our food products do not
include “out-gredients” such
as trans-fat, high fructose
corn syrup, artificial colors
and flavors and
non-traceable palm oil.

By 2020 50 of our stores will
feature our Local
Markets, that feature
local makers, chefs
and artisans!

By 2020 100% of our Williams Sonoma
brand coffee will be
Fair Trade Certified™.

Along with our family of brands,
we are proud to source from 15 Fair Trade Certified™ factories
(and counting) that enable
workers to invest in initiative to
improve the health of their
communities. We were the first
home goods retailer to commit
to the program, pledging to pay
$3m back to workers by 2020
through premiums.

We are growing our
assortment of chef’s tools that
are Forest Stewardship
Council® (FSC®) certified.

certified bed and bath collections
have been screened for 350+ harmful substances.

Our GREENGUARD Gold-certified furniture is
screened for over 10,000 chemicals and vocs that
contribute to indoor air pollution.

400,000+ pounds of pesticides and chemicals
were avoided in 2018 by
using organic cotton across WSI.

80% of our rugs are hand knotted, a
time honored craft process
that supports artisan workers.

1,500+ Farmers Trained to grow Better Cotton in 2018
through our partnership with
the Better Cotton Initiative.

Our Organic Collections are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
which ensures not only that fibers are grown without
harmful pesticides and using non-GMO seeds, but also
that they are produced in a safe and non-polluting facility.

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We pride ourselves on being a specialty retailer of high-quality, curated products for
the kitchen and home, all of which that help our customers create delicious meals, and wonderful
memories while being sourced using sustainable materials and ethical labor practices.

cookware olivewood electrics housewares food textiles furniture


Drawing on over 50 years of experience, we strive to bring our customers everything they need in the kitchen. We are focused on ensuring product safety, and offering our customers choices that meet their preferences.

Our entire non-stick cookware assortment is PFOA-free, and always will be. We will also continue to offer our customers a wide selection of cookware, including alternatives to traditional non-stick such as 100% toxin-free ceramic nonstick, stainless steel, cast-iron and copper cookware.

Two of our major vendors, Scanpan and Lodge, recycle all excess aluminum & cast iron materials during production.

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Our assortment is constantly reviewed to ensure that we are using only high-quality ingredients that are responsibly sourced and cause no harm to customers or their environment. We aim to help our customers support a healthy, non-toxic home and kitchen.

We are dedicated to leadership through sustainably sourced and reclaimed wood. Our olivewood collections provide a second life to trees that no longer bear fruit. We are growing our assortment of products made with wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®), enabling our customers to support healthy forests and ecosystems through
their purchase.

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We are dedicated to helping our customers reduce their footprint at home – whether through storage solutions that provide an alternative to single use plastics, or through sparkling water systems such as Sodastream & Aarke, we are keeping millions of bottles out of landfill!

Our electrics assortment is 100% UL C-UL certified and we continue to research standards and improve the energy efficiency of our products, helping our customers reduce their footprint and costs at home.

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We strive to incorporate as clean and natural ingredients as possible, without compromising quality or performance. We always avoid known toxins and prohibit any form of of animal testing.

WS Soaps & Lotions are 100% paraben free, biodegradable, do not contain: ammonia, Chlorine, lauramide DEA; are not tested on animals. Countertop spray and all-purpose cleaners contain natural cleansers and aromatic oils. Room Sprays are non-aerosol.

WS Essential Oil Candles are petroleum free, made of clean-burning beeswax and vegetable wax.

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We take pride in knowing where our ingredients come from and how they are made. Our food program strives to include clean and high quality ingredients – as well as support the growers, makers and artisans who we partner with.

Our foods avoid trans-fat, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors. We are rapidly growing our assortment of organic and non-GMO offerings.

The coffee in our capsules is Fair Trade Certified™, which supports safe and healthy working conditions, environmentally sound growing practices and provides a small premium back to workers to invest in local initiatives. We are proud to be one of the first brands to be a member of the Fair Trade Sustainable Coffee Challenge - which means that all of our Williams Sonoma coffee will be Fair Trade Certified™ by 2020. Our coffee capsules are also 100% aluminum and recyclable - and we always take them back in store!

We aim to support our communities, whether through donating food, providing disaster relief or our growing assortment of local markets in stores that showcase local chefs, makers and artisans.

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We have set an industry leading goal to source 100% of our cotton responsibly by 2021, not only supporting our environment – but also holding our assortment to the highest standards of safety within the home.

We are moving quickly to reach our goal and offer our customers the dual benefits of safe, non-toxic products that are also made sustainably. Across our assortment of home textiles, from table linens to bath towels, we are proud to offer our customers a growing assortment of options that support sustainable cotton production. By 2020, our entire assortment of bedroom and bath textiles will be certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, which means they have been tested for harmful chemicals and harsh dyes, or will be certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

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We are committed to high quality products made from sustainably sourced wood. All of our wood is traceable to sustainable sources, and we have set a goal to reach 50% responsibly sourced wood by 2021, growing the market for certifications that support healthy forests and ecosystems such as that certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). By this summer, 100% of our outdoor collections will be FSC® certified.

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1 WSI defines responsibly sourced cotton as cotton produced under the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) standard, and products certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, Organic Content Standard (OCS), and Global Textile Standard (GOTS).

2 WSI defines responsibly sourced wood as wood certified to FSC® standards, recycled and reclaimed wood, and wood from orchard sources such as mango.