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Sustainability Initiative

Flowers Foods' commitment to sustainability makes us a stronger corporate citizen as we do what is right for all our stakeholders and the environment.

Our initiatives:

  • Reduce manufacturing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 10% per metric ton of product.
  • Reduce water use 10% per metric ton of product.
  • Achieve zero waste to landfill company-wide (i.e. 90% or greater diversion of waste from landfill).

*As compared to our 2015 baseline


Our progress:

After setting new 2020 goals for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption, and waste in 2016:

  • We reduced our manufacturing GHG emissions by almost 7% per metric ton of product, achieving 66% of our 2020 goal in just one year.
  • We were less than one percentage point away from meeting our company-wide goal of 90% diversion of waste from landfill.
  • We kept our manufacturing water intensity stable even though we brought on board three new bakeries at the end of 2015.

View our 2016 Sustainability Report


At Flowers' Crossville, Tenn., bakery, Director of Engineering Frank Palmer (left), and Engineering Supervisor Dan Rutherford use an ultrasound detector to locate compressed air leaks. Finding and fixing air leaks save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.   Flowers' Suwanee bakery glows brightly with much less energy behind ESS Director Lisa Leemore and Director of Engineering Randy Johnson. In 2015, the bakery began installing LED lights that have reduced energy usage for lighting by 70%

At Flowers' Crossville, Tenn., bakery, Director of Engineering Frank Palmer (left), and Engineering Supervisor Dan Rutherford use an ultrasound detector to locate compressed air leaks. Finding and fixing air leaks save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.

 

Flowers' Suwanee bakery glows brightly with much less energy behind ESS Director Lisa Leemore and Director of Engineering Randy Johnson. In 2015, the bakery began installing LED lights that have reduced energy usage for lighting by 70%.



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Flowers Foods 2016 Sustainability Report

Flowers Foods 2016
Sustainability Report

 

Flowers Foods 2015
Sustainability Report

 

Flowers Foods 2014
Sustainability Report

 
Energy Star Flowers Bakeries Recognized for Superior Energy Efficiency

Seven Flowers bakeries are among the first commercial bread and roll bakeries to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification.
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Flowers Commits to Source 100% Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

As part of its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, Flowers Foods plans to source only cage-free eggs for its foods by the end of 2025.

Ingredients in Flowers’ bakery foods are almost exclusively plant based. Flowers uses eggs in a limited number of its products. No other animal-based ingredients are used in Flowers products.

 
 

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