Embedding Conservation into Our Processes
Our Key to Achieving Long-term Growth and Sustainability
At Hostess Brands, we understand the need to manage our environmental resources in a sustainable manner, which is why we are committed to the responsible sourcing of materials and ingredients, as well as water and energy conservation. We are emphasizing a “sustainability-first” approach as we design our next bakery in Arkansas.
We have initiated several water-saving initiatives throughout our facilities which have resulted in a 25% reduction in our normalized water usage from 2019 to 2021. Our progress is reflected in our improved water CDP score in 2021. None of our facilities are located in a high or extremely high water stress areas and three of our bakeries are located in low baseline water stress areas.
We are committed to doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we have prioritized better energy practices throughout our facilities. Over the past two years, we have taken several steps to become more efficient in our energy usage, which have contributed to a 19% reduction in GHG emissions per metric ton produced from 2019 to 2021. Our progress is reflected in our climate CDP score exceeding the consumer packaged goods industry average in 2021.
We are also developing a climate action plan with the assistance of a 3rd party specialist.
As a packaged food company, we are keenly aware of our potential impact on the environment from packaging used and discarded. We are continuously engaging with our packaging suppliers to find ways to purchase more material made from recycled content; to develop alternative ways to package that reduces non-recyclable materials and to reduce packaging needs without reducing the quality of our products.
Of our folding cartons are recyclable.
Of our cardboard is recyclable.
Of the cardboard purchased is made from recycled content.
Of the packaging we use and sell to our customers and consumers is recyclable.
Source: Hostess Corporate Responsibility Report 2021/2022