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Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA again earns EPA recognition

HORSHAM — Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc., which is a member of Grupo Bimbo, has once again been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The 2024 award is the seventh consecutive year the EPA has recognized the Montgomery County-based company’s “dedication to energy management strategy and leadership in the baking industry,” according to a press release.

“It is an honor to receive ongoing recognition and support from the EPA as we live our purpose of nourishing a better world,” Ramon Rivera, senior vice president of operations, Bimbo Bakeries USA, said in a statement. “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 recognizes businesses and organizations that have made contributions to energy efficiency and the transition to a clean energy economy, according to the release. ENERGY STAR award winners “lead their industries” in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies.

“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,” EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, said in a statement.

Bimbo Bakeries USA also received EPA ENERGY STAR certification for 16 of its U.S. facilities, including the manufacturer’s location in Reading, Berks County.

The recognition positions the company within the top 25% 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, as well as the expansion of investments in metering systems — which enable “real-time energy usage monitoring and control.”

In addition, three Bimbo bakeries achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, recognized for their efforts to reduce energy intensity by 10% within five years.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Since its inception, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions, according to the EPA.

Bimbo Bakeries USA, headquartered in Horsham, has a team of more than 20,000 U.S. associates and operates 60 manufacturing locations in the U.S. Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., which has operations in 33 countries.


Source: Berkshire mont

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