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.
“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.
“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:
"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.
According 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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