Global bakery company Grupo Bimbo has been recognised by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its actions to mitigate the effects of climate change. The company has received the sought-after ‘A’ rating to reflect its commitment to transparency and actions against climate change, deforestation and water security.
Over 15,000 global companies from varying industries disclosed their environmental impact information to the CDP. Of those, 283 companies obtained the A rating in the category of climate change – with Grupo Bimbo among them.
“We are very proud to receive, for the first time, this high rating that CDP gives to companies working to make this a better world,” said Rafael Pamias, Executive VP and Chief Sustainability Officer of Grupo Bimbo. “A year ago, Grupo Bimbo made a firm commitment to become a company with zero net carbon emissions by 2050, setting goals validated by Science-Based Targets, driving us to generate actions throughout our value chain and thus continue to achieve the objectives set out in our Sustainability strategy.”
To achieve the A score, CDP considers a range of variables, in particular how companies report their progress and what level of transparency they do ths with.
The company says its journey to mitigate the effects of climate change go back 30 years – since then, in 2012, it launched its first renewable energy project in Mexico with the development of its first electric vehicle. In 2018, it joined the RE100 initiative with a goal of using 100% renewable electricity globally by 2025.
In addition to this, in 2021 it joined the Race to Zero campaign, an effort which considers emissions of the company’s entire value chain in all areas of operation, logistics, sales, purchasing and marketing.
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