Northeast Suppliers Sustainability

Grupo Bimbo Commits To Sustainable Future In All Global Operations

Groupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo is promoting sustainable and innovative initiatives focused on improving processes and the use of alternative sources in all its operations. This is part of the Horsham, Pennsylvania, company’s commitment to a sustainable future.

For more than 70 years, Grupo Bimbo has valued the importance of water for life. The company works under three lines of action that are part of an environmental strategy:

  • Reduction
  • New technologies
  • Treatment and Reuse

For the reduction and responsible use of water, Grupo Bimbo promotes:

  • Efficient cleaning processes in its operations
  • Technologies that allow savings and efficient use
  • Alternative sources such as rainwater harvesting
  • Constant improvement in their reuse processes, using treated water for different purposes such as irrigation of green areas, sanitary services and vehicle washing

Derived from good water-saving practices, in 2018 Grupo Bimbo achieved positive results, such as a 2 percent decrease in total water consumption per ton compared to 2017. Additionally, 74 percent of all its treated water is reused in processes such as irrigation of green areas and vehicle washing.

In this regard, in 2018 it ventured into new technologies focused on the optimization of wastewater treatment process, which allows reduction of the spaces required for treatment and obtaining better water quality for reuse. At a global level, it has 57 treatment plants and more than 55 rainwater collection systems.

In line with the sustainable development goal of the United Nations of ensuring access to water and sanitation for all, Grupo Bimbo works to build a sustainable way by investing in technology and innovation to reduce its environmental footprint and water consumption.

Grupo Bimbo is a global baking company that produces and distributes fresh and frozen sliced bread, buns, cookies, snack cakes, English muffins, bagels, pre-packaged foods, tortillas, salted snacks and confectionery products.

About the author

Kristen Brissette

Kristen lives on Cape Cod and enjoys working in the food industry. She loves attending food shows and meeting others in the field.

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