March 01, 2023
THOMASVILLE, Ga., March 1, 2023 – Thirteen Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) bakeries earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2022; of those recognized, more than half have made the list at least six times.
To receive ENERGY STAR certification, bakeries must score in the top 25 percent of all U.S. commercial bread and roll bakeries for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“In the 2022 ENERGY STAR class, nearly 40% of the bakeries that achieved certification are part of the Flowers network,” said Margaret Ann Marsh, vice president of sustainability and environmental at Flowers Foods. “I’m incredibly proud of their collective efforts to help lead the industry and our network of Flowers bakeries in sustainable operations. Each certified location has played a critical role in helping our company lower greenhouse gas emissions by 22% since 2015.”
Flowers’ bakeries that earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2022 include:
- Seven-time honorees
- Holsum Bakery of Tolleson (Ariz.)
- Flowers Baking Co. of El Paso (Texas)*
- Flowers Baking Co. of Norfolk (Va.)*
- Six-time honorees
- Dave’s Killer Bread (Ore.)*
- Flowers Baking Co. of New Orleans (La.)*
- Flowers Baking Co. of Tyler (Texas)
- Lynchburg Organic Baking Co. (Va.)*
- Five-time honorees
- Flowers Baking Co. of Batesville (Ark.)
- Tuscaloosa Organic Baking Co. (Ala.)
- Four-time honorees
- Mesa Organic Baking Co. (Ariz.)*
- Flowers Baking Co. of Henderson (Nev.)*
- Three-time honorees
- Flowers Baking Co. of Houston (Texas)
- Two-time honoree
- Lepage Bakeries – Park Street (Maine)
* Scored in the top 10% of U.S. commercial bread and roll bakeries.
All Flowers locations continuously monitor energy and emissions with an online energy management program that identifies and helps resolve unusual changes in energy consumption. The company seeks opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of its operations, especially when upgrading equipment or installing new lines. Examples of energy-saving measures include LED lighting, compressed air upgrades, and heat recovery projects that reuse waste from ovens to heat water and warm the bakery.
About Flowers Foods
Headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is one of the largest producers of packaged bakery foods in the United States with 2022 sales of $4.8 billion. Flowers operates bakeries across the country that produce a wide range of bakery products. Among the company’s top brands are Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, and Tastykake. Learn more at www.flowersfoods.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations — including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500® — rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts.