OUR CURRENT STORIES ON SUSTAINING THE ENVIRONMENT
Our Restaurants and Coffee Bars
Local, Healthy and Eco-Friendly
Looking for a restaurant that features both fresh, healthful ingredients and environmentally-friendly practices? You don't have to look too far. Nordstrom's restaurant division continues to raise the bar on how to incorporate sustainability into a great customer experience.
"Our guests are very savvy and passionate about food and they're also concerned about the planet," says Vincent Rossetti, national director of Restaurants for Nordstrom. "We want to drive a superior food and beverage experience that's commensurate with the Nordstrom experience – in quality, service and sustainability."
Farm fresh, healthier products
In an effort to offer healthy options, our restaurants aim to locally source products when they are available and in season. Less time on the truck means a much fresher product and also reduces our carbon footprint.
We want to drive a superior food and beverage experience that's commensurate with the Nordstrom experience – in quality, service and sustainability.
Vincent Rossetti, national director of Restaurants
"We've featured more fresh produce and simpler, healthier ingredients in our menus. Preparing food with processed ingredients affects the flavor and can also be bad for the environment," says Michael Northern, Nordstrom corporate chef.
We offer organic produce (baby lettuce, baby spinach, arugula and tomatoes are always organic) and other items when possible. We serve organic iced tea and organic, fair trade coffee selections. Animal welfare is also an important focus. Our eggs are from cage-free hens and the turkey we serve comes from suppliers that use the most animal-friendly processing method.
We serve products that are free of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats and oils. All the milk we serve is Bovine Growth Hormone or rBGH-free, except in Hawaii where that milk is unavailable.
Managing waste is also a priority. All Nordstrom restaurants participate in our stores' recycling programs and maintain organic recycling programs where local composting facilities exist.
In our packaging and paper products, we've transitioned to 100% compostable coffee cups, 100% post-consumer waste (paper that's previously been used, recycled and made into new paper) napkins with no bleaches or dyes, and recyclable paperboard carryout containers. Our menus also now contain a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste.
More to be done
In spite of their accomplishments, the team continues to look for new ways to serve customers that will satisfy their taste for good and sustainable food options. "We receive a lot of feedback from our guests and we look at every comment to better serve our customers' needs," says Rossetti.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF SERVICE
We're fortunate to have a number of veterans working at Nordstrom, and we benefit from the many unique skills and experiences
they bring to our teams.Read More
LOOK GREAT & GIVE BACK
New Nordstrom brand Treasure&Bond gives back by donating a percentage of net profits to nonprofits that empower women and
'TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING
Once again, we're partnering with our customers, New Balance and the nonprofit organization Shoes That Fit to make the holidays brighter for kids in need across the
REDUCING SHIPPING IMPACTS THE SMARTWAY
By participating in the EPA's SmartWay® Transport Partnership, we're able to identify and lessen the environmental impacts of moving our merchandise around the country.Read More
Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things
Through screenings of The Empowerment Project documentary, IndieFlix and Nordstrom are encouraging girls and young women to
dream big.Read More
Facing Breast Cancer Together
Nordstrom is proud to support Young Survival Coalition (YSC), which provides resources to young women diagnosed
with breast cancer.Read More
Our Restaurants: Local, Healthy & Eco-Friendly
Looking for a restaurant that features both fresh, healthful ingredients and environmentally-friendly practices? You don't have to
look too far. Read More
Higg Index to Measure Sustainability
Nordstrom is part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a group of apparel and footwear industry leaders, who have come together to create the Higg Index – a new tool for measuring product sustainability.Read More
Making Good Use of Waste
The Nordstrom team at our Fulfillment Center processes thousands of customer orders each day. They also generate a lot of waste, which has a big impact on
the environment.Read More
Saving Energy Reaps Rewards
Customers who visit the Nordstrom Tacoma Mall store might notice a cling on the door as they enter the store that says "This building is an Energy Star building."Read More
Biggest Loser Is a Winner
How much weight can you lose in 13 weeks? That was the challenge presented to employees at our Southern California
distribution center.Read More