600 E. Water Street, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Panera Bread

Last Update: Jan 28th, 2019
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Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

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Statement Of Support

All of Panera’s packaging is in compliance with FDA regulations. We maintain a restricted substances list as well as track emerging issues. We also actively engage experts including our suppliers and non-governmental organizations. Most recently, we were made aware of concerns regarding short-chain perfluorinated chemicals in packaging and are working with external stakeholders like the Environmental Working Group to understand their impact and to identify potential alternatives for the future.

Energy Consumption

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Knowing that electricity is our biggest utility expenditure, we established a baseline to track against and have begun testing and implementing efforts to cut our energy use.

Material Efficiency

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Material Efficiency

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Reduce, when possible, the amount of material used in our packaging; and ensure our packaging materials are recyclable or compostable, whenever feasible.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Our goal is to reduce GHG emissions by 15 percent per square foot by 2022 compared to our 2016 baseline.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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As a restaurant chain, we recognize the responsibility we have to reduce waste from our operations—both packaging and food waste that occur in the preparation of our food and in its consumption.

Using this information, we plan to identify ways to reduce the waste we generate, increase recycling and, where economically viable and mandated by law, pursue composting as a means of diverting waste that goes to landfill.

Increasing Recycling

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Increase the number of bakery-cafes that offer recycling, where recycling services are available.

Water Consumption

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At Panera, we’ve made an effort to reduce our water usage across our operations.

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