Social Responsibility

We believe our actions matter

As one of the world’s leading bakery companies we know leadership goes well beyond our day-to-day commitment to helping customers grow their businesses; it’s also our collective responsibility to make a positive impact with our team members, in our communities and around the world.

Social Responsibility

Our Code of Excellence Leads the Way

It all starts at home, with our own teams who are expected to know the Code. Dawn’s ethics-based approach to our work is guided by the principles of the Jones Family and an unwavering commitment to respectful relationships, people and integrity. Our team members and leaders follow Dawn’s Global Code of Excellence to ensure that we are working together in a way that reflects our values, our vision and our ethics.

To help support our Code of Excellence, Dawn offers team members many avenues for communication and support. The first line of dialogue is an open discussion with supervisors or the Human Resources department. Another resource is our anonymous, 24-hour Speak-Up hotline staffed by an independent third party, where team members, partners and suppliers are encouraged to share their concerns, voice their opinions or offer suggestions.

Circle Of Excellence

Sustainability at Dawn Foods

Dawn Food Products is an ethical company that is committed to the quality, safety and success of our people, our products and our business partners. In this mission, we firmly resolve to positively impact the global communities in which we work and the sustainability of natural resources. In recent years, we have taken efforts to make the delivery of our products and services more energy efficient while also exploring steps to reduce waste at our facilities. We understand that this effort is an essential journey of continuous improvement that will benefit our partners, Team Members and consumers.

Following are key efforts from Dawn to support sustainability:

  • We are in the process of identifying all greenhouse gas emission sources, with the goal of reducing or eliminating as many points of discharge as possible. We have dramatically reduced CFC consumption by eliminating cryogenic freezing.
  • We have established a series of regional frozen consolidation centers for our frozen plants, in an effort to decrease the amount of miles driven to bring our products to market.
  • We are currently using re-sealable, re-closable and recyclable packaging. We are also using 25% post-consumer-recycled content on PET containers.
  • We have implemented the International Food Standard (IFS) certification that strongly encourages sustainable practices. This is a recognized part of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).



Dawn Foods encourages all Team Members to donate their time and talents in their communities. Whether individually or as a team, Dawn seeks to support those who volunteer to better their communities and the lives of others.

Product Donations

Life should be sweet, and we are committed to helping create sweet moments for everyone. Dawn Foods often donates products to a variety of local events and fund-raisers.