Bimbo Bakeries USA has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence award from the 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.
The Sustained Excellence honor is given, at the EPA’s discretion, to organizations that have consistently earned the Partner of the Year award for several years in a row.
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Bimbo Bakeries USA’s key accomplishments in 2021 include:
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy efficiency at 18 BBU facilities across the country, setting the record for the most ENERGY STAR certified plants of any company in any industry
- Winning the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at two of its bakeries: the Atlanta, Ga., bakery, and the La Crosse, Wisc., bakery which reduced their energy intensity by 17.8% and 10.3 percent respectively within two years
- Entering into an Energy Services Agreement with GreenStruxure to design, build, own, operate, and maintain an on-site renewable energy microgrid at six California bakeries
“Bimbo Bakeries USA recognizes our role as a leader in the baking industry and the important responsibility to lead in sustainability,” says Ramon Rivera, senior vice president, operations, Bimbo Bakeries USA. “I am proud of our uninterrupted focus and continued outstanding achievements in sustainability, and we are honored to receive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the fifth consecutive year.”
“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” adds EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.