Panera issues Responsibility Report

28 Dec 2015

Panera Bread has unveiled its first Responsibility Report to update guests, associates and other stakeholders on the company’s strategic vision for delivering on its values and commitments.

Panera issues Responsibility Report

Panera Bread has unveiled its first Responsibility Report to update guests, associates and other stakeholders on the company’s strategic vision for delivering on its values and commitments. For years, Panera says it has been a leader in transparency as the first national restaurant to voluntarily post caloric information on menu boards and to commit to a public food policy. The 2014 Responsibility Report is said to set a course for Panera’s journey, inclusive of a broad range of issues both on and off the menu.

“Food as it should be is a reflection of our promise to our guests,” said Ron Shaich, founder and CEO. “That promise is more than food. It extends to wellness, environmental sustainability, our investments and our workplaces. Our aim is to make a positive difference in the communities we serve and ultimately on the food system as a whole. With this report, we share where we are on our journey and hold ourselves to goals for continued progress with transparency.”

Panera produced the report to be in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. The GRI framework and reporting approach is a widely accepted global standard that allows companies to measure, evaluate and communicate responsibility-related information in a consistent and comparable manner. The company plans to issue the next Responsibility Report in 2017, with additional reporting on a biennial basis.