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Our Initiatives

Although we've made a lot of progress, there's still work to do. In support of these important initiatives, we're implementing robust reporting tools (SASB, GRI, etc.).

All of the initiatives below are supported and governed by a set of policies and processes. Some examples of governance are the following: Aspire’s Employee Code of Conduct, which addresses policies on human rights, child labor, freedom of association, discrimination and harassment, confidentiality, bribery, and human trafficking/slavery, Compliance with California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, to disclose actions related to slavery and human trafficking, and annual engagement with strategic customers to understand and plan for future supply chain expectations and nutrition/health needs.

  • Reducing Carbon Footprint

    We've developed 2030 Science-Based Targets for Scope 1, 2, and 3 emission reductions, as well as the efforts that we'll undertake to meet those reduction targets. Current projects include implementation of battery storage solutions and fuel cells.

  • Conserving Water

    Water is a critical natural resource, so we'll look first to minimize water use in our bakery operations and longer term in our supply chain.

  • Conserving Forests

    We conducted a raw material risk assessment to identify the potential impacts of climate change. As a result, we've focused on increased palm oil sustainability throughout our supply chain, increased use of recycled content and promoted recyclability of finished packaging.

  • Respecting Human Rights

    We require all suppliers to sign Aspire's Vendor Code of Conduct and agree to third party audits. Our goal is to ensure that human rights are respected throughout our supply chain.

  • Enhancing Animal Welfare

    Aspire's goal is to fully transition to cage-free eggs by the end of 2025.

  • Supporting Our Local Communities

    We're proud of the work we've done to donate food during the COVID pandemic; in the future we expect our bakeries and offices to continue to support their local communities.

  • Food Safety/Quality

    All of Aspire's bakeries are GFSI certified. In support of our goal of world-class quality and food safety, we will continue to enhance our processes and set the highest standards for our bakery team.

  • Human Safety

    Aspire has an industry leading human safety program. The goal of the program is to provide a safe and healthy workplace; as we look forward, we'll implement initiatives to further increase our safety metrics.

  • Innovation

    Aspire will continue to innovate internally for improved quality and efficiency. We'll also provide innovative food solutions for our customers to meet consumer trends.

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For further information about our Sustainablity Practices and Initiatives, please contact
Barry.Edwards@aspirebakeries.com