Farmer Bros. Co. Announces New Zero Waste Achievement

All company plants are now zero waste facilities

Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) (“Farmer Brothers” or the “Company”) a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products today announced that it has achieved its goal of 90% waste diversion for its roasting plants and distribution centers.

To accomplish this goal, the Company implemented ambitious recycling and composting guidelines across its three roasting plants and five distribution centers. The enhanced efforts resulted in an approximate 80% reduction from previous years, and meeting the Zero Waste International Alliance requirements for diverting waste sent to landfills in these locations.

“Advancing sustainable business practices and reducing waste is a core business principal at Farmer Brothers,” stated Molly Laverty, Director of Sustainability. “Achieving zero waste in our plants and distribution centers is a significant step in reaching our overall sustainability goals.”

In addition to the Company’s aggressive zero-waste-to-landfill goals, Farmer Brothers has set emissions reduction targets with the Science Based Targets Initiative and was awarded a position on the 2017 Climate A List by the Carbon Disclosure Project.

About Farmer Bros. Co.

Founded in 1912, Farmer Bros. Co. is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products. The Company's product lines include organic, Direct Trade and sustainably-produced coffee. With a robust line of coffee, hot and iced teas, cappuccino mixes, spices, and baking/biscuit mixes, the Company delivers extensive beverage planning services and culinary products to its U.S. based customers. The Company serves a wide variety of customers, from small independent restaurants and foodservice operators to large institutional buyers like restaurant and convenience store chains, hotels, casinos, hospitals, and gourmet coffee houses, as well as grocery chains with private brand coffee and consumer-facing branded coffee and tea products.

Headquartered in Northlake, Texas, Farmer Bros. Co. generated net sales of over $540 million in fiscal 2017 and has approximately 1,600 employees nationwide. The Company's primary brands include Farmer Brothers®, Artisan Collection by Farmer Brothers™, Superior®, Metropolitan™, Cain's™, McGarvey®, China Mist®, and Boyds®.


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