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Bimbo Bakeries USA Earns 2021 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award for the Fourth Year in a Row

Bimbo Bakeries USA Earns 2021 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award for the Fourth Year in a Row


HORSHAM, PA
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Sustainability remains a top priority in today’s industry across the supply chain. Bimbo Bakeries USA, a member of Grupo Bimbo, is continuing to put the environment first in its company focus, and it’s been paying off. Recently, the bakery brand received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy in recognition of its company-wide commitment to energy management strategy and leadership in the baking industry.

Ramon Rivera, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Bimbo Bakeries USA“As the largest commercial bakery in the United States, we understand how important it is to be a frontrunner in sustainability practices,” said Ramon Rivera, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Bimbo Bakeries USA. “We’re so honored to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award once again.”

The Sustained Excellence honor is given, at the EPA’s discretion, to organizations who have consistently earned Partner of the Year for several years in a row. Bimbo Bakeries is the latest to join the exclusive circle as it recently received the Partner of the Year award for the fourth year in a row.

Anne Idsal, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency“I applaud the 2021 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”

Key accomplishments for Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) in 2020 include:

  • Continued the trend of energy savings by achieving a 5 percent improvement in energy intensity and a 2 percent reduction in absolute energy compared to 2019
  • Earned ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy efficiency at 15 BBU facilities and one Grupo Bimbo facility across the country, setting the record for the most ENERGY STAR certified plants of any company in any industry
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR challenge in two commercial bread and roll bakeries
  • Leveraged ENERGY STAR Partnership and accomplishments to earn Food Processing Magazine’s “Green Plant of the Year” for its Escondido, California, bakery as well as a Bronze Environmental Achievement Award for its Denver bakery
  • Expanding the use of electric vehicle fleet to 100 vehicles in 2021, after piloting five vehicles in 2020

"Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our continued pledge to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs. We are thrilled that our efforts have again been recognized by the EPA,” Rivera noted.

Bimbo Bakeries USA received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy in recognition of its company-wide commitment to energy management strategy and leadership in the baking industryAccording to the release, the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award recognizes ENERGY STAR partner businesses and organizations in good standing that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.

To learn more about Bimbo Bakeries’ efforts, click here.

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