2022 Impact Report
In 2022, we introduced our 2030 People and Planet goals - using the power of baking to restore nature and build an equitable world. We are holding ourselves accountable to a higher standard, setting ambitious environmental and social impact goals, and using evidence-based work to yield authentic, tangible changes to our carbon footprint and the communities we serve.
To inspire and share the joy of baking, building stronger and healthier communities.
To create and deliver superior products and knowledge so that consumers experience the joy and passion of baking all informed by our values as a 100% employee-owned benefit corporation.
At all times, our work is grounded in our values of Quality, Community, Employee-Ownership, Passion, and Stewardship.
King Arthur Baking is 100% employee-owned. Each employee-owner has a real stake in the company's success.
Best Places to Work in Vermont since 2006
Best for the World for Workers B Corp since 2012
Prism Belonging Group
We work to affect positive change and increase awareness of the LGBTQ+ community within King Arthur Baking.
It is our duty as a B Corp to create a workplace where all employee-owners feel safe, comfortable, and welcome. Using a person’s gender pronoun is a matter of respect and the most basic form of belonging.
We believe in paying a fair and competitive wage and sharing the company’s success with each person. Profit sharing is paid out to all eligible employee-owners when the company achieves its financial targets.
We provide comprehensive and affordable choices in health insurance coverage with personalized support including coverage that is inclusive of transgender medical needs.
Generate opportunity, advance equity, and enhance food justice in our communities
- Food Justice: $285,278
- Local: $50,788
- Employee-Owner Community Stewardship: $25,455
- In-Kind Product: $29,698
- Baking School Fundraisers: $8,000
- Other: $37,900
Rising Partner Grants
Our grant recipients receive a three-year grant agreement to provide predictable financial support, mission elevation, and engagement opportunities.
Willing Hands, Hunger Free Vermont, Washington State University Bread Lab, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, Upper Valley Haven, Vital Communities, Vermont Professionals of Color Network, Hot Bread Kitchen, Outright Vermont, JAG Productions, Viva Farms
WSU Breadlab breeds for diversity — hence our work on rye, a winter hardy and drought-tolerant grass that produces nutrient-dense seeds which make for flavorsome breads and crumbly pastries. My aim as an anthropologist is to narrate the story of rye in the U.S. and envision future possibilities.
Donated to Feeding America
Donated to Conscious Alliance
Donated to Food Shelves
1% for the Planet
1% of Gross Sales
from our Whole Wheat flours donated
Donated in FY22
Donated since 2014
Volunteering hours related to hunger-relief
Our 2030 Commitments for the Planet are based on a 2021 sustainability assessment evaluating the lifecycle of our products from farm to kitchens. Our most significant emissions result from growing wheat. This is why we are committed to leading in regenerative agriculture.
- 55% Wheat Flour
- 20% Distribution
- 13% Baking
- 5% Other Flours and Ingredients
- 4% Milling
- 3% Packaging
- 0.4% Headquarters and Retail
We worked closely with growers, agronomists and industry experts to define outcomes and prioritize the key impact areas that will help farmers transition to regenerative agriculture practices.
What is Regenerative Agriculture?
A regenerative future is one where farmers - at all scales of production - are economically viable and able to invest in practices that restore and sustain the health of the soil, water, and ecosystems upon which the fertility and productivity of the land have always depended.
Regenerative Agriculture Outcomes
We take our responsibility to help solve the climate crisis seriously and are dedicated to creating a more resilient, equitable, and ecologically sound future – starting with wheat, where our decisions have the greatest impact.
As a founding certified B Corporation, we’ve been transparently measuring our impact on people and the planet against rigorous standards since 2007.
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