Our Values

Company Overview

"Offering quality products and outstanding service has been our goal since the FIrst Williams-Sonoma store opened in 1956. As we move forward, a shared commitment to who we are, where we are going and how we will get there will help us carry on this tradition."

- Chuck Williams, Founder

Our vision is to enhance the quality of our customers' lives at home. We put the customer at the center of everything we do, every day, and a short but important list of corporate values guides our actions and decisions.

People First

We believe the potential of our Company has no limit and is driven by our associates and their imagination. We are committed to an environment that attracts, motivates and recognizes high performance.


We are here to please our customers - without them, nothing else matters.


We take pride in everything we do. From our people to our products, and in our relationships with business partners and our community, quality is our signature.


We are committed to providing a superior return to our shareholders. It's everyone's job.


We do business with the highest level of integrity. Every day, in everything we do.

Corporate Responsibility

We will build sustainability into every corner of our enterprise so that our continued financial success will enhance the lives of our many stakeholders, the communities where we have a business presence and the natural environment upon which we rely.