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.

Williams Sonoma is committed to helping communities – locally and around the globe. Here are the groups and initiatives we support to help communities near and far.

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Our mission is to help create a healthier, happier world. Here are the certifications and standards we use to help us all stay healthy.

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A green lifestyle begins with protecting our environment – and understanding that even small changes can have a big impact. Here are the certifications and organizations that help us reach our green goals.

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Community

Fair Trade Certified™

Fair Trade Certified™ products ensure fair and safe labor practices, improved livelihoods and empower workers to invest in their communities. As a proud member of the Fair Trade USA network of brands, we pay into a Community Development Fund for every Fair Trade Certified™ product sold so that a worker committee can collectively invest in projects of their choice.

Williams Sonoma has raised $5.5 million dollars for No Kid Hungry to help fight child hunger across the United States. We’ve sold 50,000-plus spatulas, helping to connect kids with over 1.5 million meals. Through fundraising efforts ranging from store events, corporate fundraising, Chefs’ Cycle for No Kid Hungry, and the hugely successful celebrity-designed spatula program, Williams Sonoma has been a leader in helping put an end to hunger.

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Williams Sonoma, Inc. is proud to celebrate our 14th anniversary of our partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® with our loyal customers and associates, who have brought hope and inspiration to the lives of so many. Together we have raised over $34 million to support treatment of some of the world’s toughest cases with pioneering research and exceptional care.

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Fifty percent of the purchase price of our Love is Love collection goes directly to to The Human Rights Campaign, America's largest civil rights organization working to end discrimination against LGBTQ people – and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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Community Service

Williams Sonoma has a deep commitment to giving back to our community – and we're always here to help out. Whether it's donating nourishing foods to local food banks, hosting meals for kids in our test kitchen or volunteering at community organizations, we want to be there for the people who need us.

Health

OEKO-TEX®

When our products are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified it means they are free from harmful levels of more than 300 substances.

Non-GMO Food

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are created using gene modification techniques that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Some believe they may pose unknown health and environmental risks, so our non-GMO foods are labeled to meet our customer’s personal preferences.

USDA Organic Food

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines specific requirements for organic food production and processing. Organic food must contain 95% or more organic ingredients free of synthetic additives like pesticides, chemical fertilizers, dyes, and must not be processed using industrial solvents.

Low-VOC

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are widely used as ingredients in paints, varnishes and other furniture finishes. VOCs emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids may have adverse short and long-term health effects to humans. We work with suppliers to offer EPA-defined low-VOC finishes to improve the indoor air quality of our products in customers’ homes.

Greenguard

GREENGUARD certification assures that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors.

Environment

Forest Stewardship Council®

Crafted using wood from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®, whose standard is uniquely trusted to conserve wildlife habitat, protect clean water and respect the rights of Native people and local communities. In order to safeguard our forests, our catalogs are printed on 100% FSC-certified paper.

Better Cotton Initiative

By buying cotton products from Williams Sonoma, you’re supporting responsible cotton production through the Better Cotton Initiative.

Global Organic Textile Standard

When products are certified to Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) they are considered to be the "gold standard" as GOTS enforces strict social and environmental requirements and meet the highest standards at every stage of textile production.

Recycled

Williams Sonoma promotes the recovery, recycling, and reuse of materials as an alternative to using virgin material in order to alleviate pressures on natural resources. Last year, we recycled nearly one million dollars’ worth of materials - and this year, we’ll do even more.

Energy Star

Electric and battery-powered products must meet US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established criteria for energy efficiency and performance.

Products You Can Feel Good About Buying

Cookware

Healthy Innovation for a
Better Nonstick

Our cookware surfaces are 100% PFOA-free which means they are made without the harmful chemicals such as perfluorooctanoic acid, that can be harmful when cooking at high temperatures. We also offer a wide range of alternative nonstick cookware and bakeware, such as naturally nonstick cast iron or ceramic nonstick.

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Cooks’ Tools

Fighting Child Hunger

Every year, we donate 30% of all proceeds to No Kid Hungry with our Celebrity Spatula program. So far, we’ve sold 50,000-plus spatulas, helping to connect kids with over 1.5 million meals.

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Electrics

Eliminate Coffee Waste Pod

We make it easy to recycle your Nespresso pods: Simply save your old pods and drop them off at your local Williams Sonoma store, where they’ll be sent to a specialized recycling facility.

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Garden & Homekeeping

Beyond Never Tested on Animals

Our entire collection of Williams Sonoma brand soaps and lotions are 100% paraben free, biodegradable, and free from toxic chemicals like ammonia, chlorine, and lauramide DEA. In addition, our made-in-the-USA room sprays are 100% non-aerosol.

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Food

Accessible, Healthy Foods

We’re continue to offer and grow our foods to cater to people with a wide range of dietary needs and goals, ranging from vegan and gluten-free to Kosher and dairy-free products. By 2020, 30% of our food collection will be organic and non-GMO and 100% will be free of artificial colors and flavors. Plus, we only use renewable, sustainably produced oils from sources that don’t lead to deforestation.

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Tabletop

Supporting Women
Around the World

Through the HERproject, we work with
low-income women working in global supply chains. The program serves to promote the
well-being and increase standards of living for women in this industry.

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Williams Sonoma Home Textiles

Organic Options

More than ten percent of our assortment is currently organic, but we are always adding more. Organic collections are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or the Organic Cotton Standard (OCS). To see more organic bed and bath shop our printed organic bedding collections or organic Chambers towels.

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Williams Sonoma Home Furniture

Sustainably Sourced Materials

Many of our products, from wood to cotton, are made of sustainably sourced materials. Williams Sonoma is committed to only purchasing wood from known, legal, and well-managed forests. Our goal is that by 2021 half of the wood we used will be reclaimed or certified from the Forest Stewardship Council® and 100 percent of our cotton will be sustainably sourced.

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