Bimbo Bakeries USA
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a baking company whose brands include Thomas, Sara Lee, Arnolds and Entenmanns. In 2019, BBU achieved a 2.3 percent reduction in energy use from the previous year and became the first major baking company to purchase renewable energy for 100 percent of its electricity needs for all of its U.S. operations. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification at 13 commercial bread and roll bakeries.
- Conducting energy treasure hunts at 13 bakeries that engaged over 200 employees while identifying energy efficiency opportunities estimated to save over 37,000,000 kilo British thermal units (kBtus). Bimbo participated in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Implementing an internal energy awareness communication plan that reached over 12,000 employees with information on energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.
- Hosting an ENERGY STAR Industrial Showcase at its Escondido, California bakery to highlight the accomplishments and energy best practices of this ENERGY STAR certified plant for over 250 employees, local government officials, and others.