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Bimbo Bakeries Named 2024 Energy Star Partner Of Year

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Grupo Bimbo and Bimbo Bakeries USA has received the 2024 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The 2024 award marks the seventh consecutive year that the EPA has recognized the company’s dedication to energy management strategy and leadership in the baking industry.

“It is an honor to receive ongoing recognition and support from the EPA as we live our ‘Purpose of Nourishing a Better World,’” said Ramon Rivera, SVP of operations, Bimbo Bakeries USA.

“As part of our responsibility to preserve our planet for future generations, we remain dedicated to sustainability initiatives across our entire organization – from bakeries to our sales centers, distribution centers and offices.”

Each year, the Energy Star program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to energy efficiency and the transition to a clean energy economy. Award winners lead their industries in the production, sale and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services and strategies. These efforts have saved more than 5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity over the past 30 years.

“President Biden’s Investing in America agenda creates unprecedented opportunity to build a clean energy economy, and private sector partners through programs like Energy Star are leading the way,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.

“I congratulate this year’s Energy Star award winners for their innovation and leadership in delivering cost-effective, energy efficient solutions that create jobs, address climate change and contribute to a healthier environment for all.”

This year, Bimbo Bakeries USA also received the EPA’s Energy Star certification for 16 of its U.S. facilities, marking the eighth consecutive award for a number of these locations. This recognition positions the company within the top 25 percent of national commercial bakeries for energy efficiency in adherence with strict performance levels set by the EPA.

Bimbo Bakeries USA was highlighted for its installation of advanced controls and high-efficiency burners in ovens, oxidizers and boilers. The company also expanded investments in metering systems, enabling real-time energy usage monitoring and control.

The awarded Bimbo Bakeries USA facilities include:

  • Auburn, New York;
  • Coppell Barcel, Texas;
  • Escondido, California;
  • Fergus Falls, Minnesota;
  • Gastonia, North Carolina;
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin;
  • London, Kentucky;
  • Oconomowoc, Wisconsin;
  • Olean, New York;
  • Phoenix, Arizona;
  • Reading, Pennsylvania;
  • Salt Lake City, Utah;
  • San Luis Obispo, California;
  • Zanesville Bimbo QSR Airport in Ohio ; and
  • Zanesville Bimbo QSR Eastpointe in Ohio.

One of the company’s Canadian facilities – Viceroy in Vaughan, Ontario – was also recognized by Natural Resources Canada.

Three bakeries – Atwell (Toronto, Ontario); Oxnard, California; and Cicero, Illinois – also achieved the Energy Star Challenge for Industry, recognized for their efforts to reduce energy intensity by 10 percent within five years.

About Bimbo Bakeries USA

Bimbo Bakeries USA is a producer and distributor in the baking industry, with a team of more than 20,000 U.S. associates operating 60 manufacturing locations in the U.S. More than 11,000 distribution routes deliver its brands such as Arnold, Artesano, Ball Park, Bimbo, Boboli, Brownberry, Entenmann’s, Little Bites, Marinela, Mrs Baird’s, Oroweat, Sara Lee, Stroehmann and Thomas’. Bimbo Bakeries USA is owned by Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., the world’s largest baking company with operations in 34 countries.

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