Environmental Stewardship at Aunt Millie’s

At Aunt Millie’s, we believe that good stewardship of our resources will ultimately result in a sustainable company and in sustainable communities for generations to come.

We place the safety of people and the environment at the forefront as we seek to consistently improve business performance. We believe that everyone wins through this commitment that preserves and improves the fabric of our society.

Bread Bags
All of Aunt Millie’s bread bags are made of #4 LDPE recyclable plastic. Check with your recycling authority to see if this type of plastic is acceptable. Aunt Millie’s is now adding the #4 symbol on the bottom of bags. If not, the bags can be reused. Many people use them to pack sandwiches for lunches, for storing leftovers, and more.

Clean Land
Aunt Millie's is working toward a goal of 99% landfill-free manufacturing operations.

  1. Aunt Millie's recycles as much cardboard as possible at all bakeries.
  2. Bottles, cans, and paper are recycled at Aunt Millie's Fort Wayne headquarters office.
  3. Recycling unused dough: Any dough not used in the production process is sold for poultry and swine feed. Approximately 8,441 tons of dough and stale bread is recycled per year.
  4. Aunt Millie's cardboard displays are 100% recyclable.
  5. Aunt Millie's strives to use recycled paper for all printed materials.

Clean Air

All of Aunt Millie's plants are well below the EPA threshold level for allowable ethanol emissions. These emissions contribute to the depletion of our ozone. 

Carbon Emissions Reductions

Aunt Millie's has taken steps each year to reduce fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions, with initiatives like a non-idling policy for trucks. We have reduced carbon emissions by the following amounts each year:

Year  Reduced Emissions
(Metric Tons CO2) 
 2010 105
 2011  161
 2012  222
 2013  640
 2014  265
 2015  500
 2016  377

Clean Water

Some of Aunt Millie's plants have equipment to pre-treat wastewater and to maintain a clean wastewater discharge and all are well within the standards of the local government. In addition, Aunt Millie's has equipment to prevent groundwater contamination.

Animal Welfare

Aunt Millie's believes that animals should be treated with the highest ethical standards, and we encourage our dairy ingredient suppliers to adopt policies and methods that comply with this standard.