Equitable Behavior: The Foundation of Our Success

Ensuring the Health, Happiness, and Safety of Our People

At Hostess Brands, we understand that we cannot grow sustainably and profitably without our greatest asset, the people responsible for our success. We continue to prioritize the safety and health of our work force while providing a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination.

Behaviors That Define Our Culture at Hostess Brands


Dedication to doing what it takes to deliver Hostess Brands’ goals while meeting the expectations of teammates, consumers, communities, and external stakeholders.

Positive Energy

Having tireless passion and positivity about Hostess Brands, the quality of our food, and our people.


Being empowered and accountable to act on a problem or opportunity. Focusing on outcomes.


Actively seeking new ideas and ways of working to make us better and outperform our competitors.


Being inclusive of all individuals and functions across Hostess Brands. Communicating, aligning objectives, and fostering teamwork for the best outcome for teammates and Hostess Brands.

Living Our Values

We value the unique characteristics each of our employees bring to work; leveraging our diverse background, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talents to make us all better. These differences help build both a culture in which everyone is comfortable bringing their whole selves to work and better business for our customers, consumers and partners. We are committed to nondiscriminatory practices, providing equal access and opportunity for all, and creating an inclusive environment that respects the dignity and diversity of all people.

For Our People

Some of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to our people include:

  • Competitive salaries and a progressive wage scale, as well as other monetary awards
  • Extensive and competitive health and wellness plans, life and accident plans, and retirement plans
  • Paid Family Leave Program 
  • Adoption of a Freedom of Association Policy and working collaboratively with unions
  • Sponsoring diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives
  • Continued focus on training and development 

Worker Health & Safety

Hostess Brands is committed to making the workplace safer, and every year, we strive to reduce accidents and safeguard against future safety issues. Our Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Incidence Rate (LTR) continue to improve year over year, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to workplace safety. Throughout 2021, we were able to maintain our 3-year trend of reducing workplace accidents and lost time, achieving rates better than industry standards.

Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR)

Lost Time Incidence Rate (LTR)

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing annual diversity training to employees and requiring annual signed confirmation of our policies protecting the workplace from discrimination and harassment. We are a values-driven company that sees our employees as our greatest asset. As such, we strive to cultivate a racially and ethnically diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we do business.

DEI&B Spotlight

  • We conduct ongoing workshops for our management team members to promote self-discovery and cross-cultural competence.
  • We have an expanded diversity and inclusion education and training program.
  • We have adopted a Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
  • We have a DEI&B team comprised of management and hourly employees across all Company locations to identify new opportunities to build cultural awareness and improve work environments.

Food Safety & Quality Programs

We have robust food safety and quality programs in place to ensure our products are safe for our consumers and to maintain our high-quality standards at all of our bakeries and distribution centers.

  • Each of our facilities maintains a food safety plan, which is reassessed annually by the management team at each facility. The food safety plan includes a Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls ("HARPC"), a supplier approval program and other food safety controls.
  • All of our operating facilities have Global Food Safety Initiative ("GFSI") benchmarked certifications and many of our ingredients are sourced from suppliers which are GFSI benchmark certified.