King Arthur Baking Company, an employee-owned B Corp company, recently launched its new sustainability program with planet-forward and people-positive ambitions. This commitment will guide how the company balances its profit to transform operations to meet the company’s 2030 sustainability goals which include protecting natural resources through regenerative farming practices, responsible sourcing of ingredients and products, increasing supplier diversity and advancing equity in baking.
“The launch of our 2030 sustainability goals encapsulates King Arthur’s long-standing commitment to create a positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve,” said Suzanne McDowell, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at King Arthur Baking Company. “As a Certified B Corporation, we’ve been transparently measuring our environmental and social impact against rigorous standards since 2007. Now, we’re holding ourselves to an even higher standard with ambitious goals and an aggressive timeline because we believe we must take care of our most precious resources – our people and our planet.”
By 2030, the company aims for 100% of the flour in its bags will be milled from regeneratively grown wheat, for its packaging to include 100% deforestation-free fibers, and 100% of its suppliers will need to meet the Code of Conduct environmental and social requirements as well 100% of its key ingredients need to be sustainably sourced.
The company has engaged in years-long partnerships with farmers, millers and suppliers in a continued commitment towards sustainability.
“We know that we have much learning and important work ahead to create meaningful, lasting impact,” added Ms McDowell. “While we don’t have all the answers, we embrace the challenge because we know change is essential and look forward to sharing King Arthur’s journey towards creating a more sustainable, equitable world through the power of baking.”
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