Whole Foods Market is a foods supermarket chain based in Austin, Texas which emphasizes natural and organic products. The company has been ranked among the most socially responsible businesses and placed fourth on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of Top 25 Green Power Partners. Founder John Mackey currently serves as the CEO of the publicly traded company. With food and other items that are free of pesticides, preservatives, sweeteners, and cruelty, Whole Foods Market knows more about guiltless eating and shopping than most retailers. Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1980, Whole Foods Market pioneered the supermarket concept in natural and organic foods retailing.