Grupo Bimbo and Bimbo Bakeries have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star certification for their 18 production facilities, signifying that these plants perform in the top 25% of energy efficiency among similar facilities nationwide and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels.
The facilities that have earned EPA’s 2022 certification include Auburn (NY), Coppell Barcel (TX), Dubuque (IA), Escondido (CA), Fergus Falls (MN), La Cross (WI), and others.
In addition to the certification, two of the company’s bakeries, located in Atlanta, Georgia, and Kent, Washington, achieved the Energy Star Challenge for industry. These bakeries have achieved the goal to reduce energy intensity by 10% within five years. The Atlanta bakery reduced its energy intensity by 11%, and the Kent bakery by 18% within three years.
“Sustainability is core to Bimbo Bakeries USA’s Purpose of Nourishing a Better World and we have an obligation to preserve our planet for future generations,” said Ramon Rivera, Senior Vice President of Operations, Bimbo Bakeries USA. “We’re incredibly proud of our longstanding relationship with the EPA and truly appreciate receiving ongoing recognition from them for our growing number of efficient Energy Star facilities.”
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting our environment,” said Cindy Jacobs, Chief of the Energy Star Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the board room, organisations are leading the way by making their operations more efficient and earning EPA’s Energy Star certification.”
Earning this certification reinforces Grupo Bimbo’s Net Carbon Zero commitment and highlights its purpose. The certification was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. To date, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across all 50 states have received it.
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