I’m proud to present Flowers Foods’ 2022 Corporate Responsibility report, which is the culmination of a multi-year process to assess and reimagine our sustainability program companywide.

Our enhanced report provides greater detail on how we view and approach our responsibility to those we serve, including the results of our first materiality assessment, newly covered topics, case studies that demonstrate the impact of our programs, and the governance structure that oversees our efforts.

We’ve also reviewed and updated our environmental goals, building upon our successes and challenging ourselves anew in areas where we expect to make further progress. As part of this, we’ve increased our previous greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) goal, which we achieved in 2021, four years ahead of the horizon date. I’m incredibly proud of all we have accomplished. Highlights from 2022 include:

ENVIRONMENT | We continued to exceed our GHG goal, with a 21% reduction per metric ton of product compared to a 2015 baseline.

TEAM | We rolled out a comprehensive, data-driven Safety Management System that focuses on accountability, prevention, and continuous improvement to make Flowers bakeries an even safer place to work. Additionally, to foster a greater culture of belonging, Flowers implemented inclusion training companywide, supplementing our existing annual antiharassment and anti-discrimination training.

CONSUMERS | We continued to innovate, launching five new products to meet a variety of consumer tastes and dietary preferences, in addition to expanding our business into a new category with our Dave’s Killer Bread Organic Snack Bars.

COMMUNITIES | Our Wonder and Tastykake brands proudly fulfilled their multi-year commitment to donate $1.8 million to the USO by year-end 2022. Since 2018, these brands have partnered with the USO on the “Deploy the Joy” campaign to provide a variety of programs that keep service members and their families connected throughout the military journey.

These accomplishments are especially impressive when considered alongside other business efficiency projects simultaneously underway, including our Bakery of the Future initiative, enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrade, and other digital transformation efforts. Our hard work is paying off and creating an even more efficient, responsible, and sustainable Flowers business.

It’s an exciting time for Flowers and I want to extend my sincerest appreciation to every single member of our team. Thank you for all that you do to drive our company forward. Together, we are Fresh. Forward. Flowers.

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Ryals McMullian
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Flowers Foods Inc.