Grupo Bimbo is moving towards net zero carbon emissions, with 92% of its electricity now coming from renewable sources such as the sun and wind, the company highlighted at its internal Global Sustainability Summit held in Mexico.
Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Guatemala, China, Kazakhstan, and Morocco joined the 34 countries where Grupo Bimbo already operates with 100% renewable electricity. At the event, the company unveiled it has integrated Regenerative Agriculture practices in 86,000 hectares of wheat and corn, contributing to carbon capture and soil health.
Main actors in the company’s value chain attended the event. On this workday, Grupo Bimbo worked in collaboration with its key business partners to tackle current global challenges. They reviewed best practices, evaluated the advancement of their sustainability strategy, and devised plans for cooperative initiatives. Their collective objective is to reach shared goals, notably achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Daniel Servitje, Chairman and CEO of Grupo Bimbo commented: “In our journey to become a more sustainable company, we have set concrete goals and ambitions to make this world a better place for present and future generations. Our first Global Sustainability Summit allowed us to share good practices and advances to inspire all attendees to continue working on our planet’s preservation.”
Rafael Pamias, COO and Chief Sustainability Officer of Grupo Bimbo, also said: “Although the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is very ambitious, we continue to take firm steps with the use of clean electricity and with our sustainable delivery fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles using alternative fuel, of which 2,500 are electric units. Certainly, we have raised our level to become a sustainable company from design.” As part of this decarbonization process, Grupo Bimbo has progressed in its Sustainability Strategy pillar ‘For Nature’.
The company also shared the most recent achievements in the ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ axis. Today, more than 570 farmers in Mexico have been trained to use this practice. In addition, more than 86,000 hectares of wheat and corn have been planted with this method that improves soil health, carbon capture, biodiversity and the health of productive ecosystems while at the same time improving the nutritional contribution of resources and farmers’ quality of life. By 2030, the goal is to add more than 200,000 hectares of wheat grown with regenerative practices.
Additionally, Grupo Bimbo has committed to obtain 100% of its primary ingredients from lands cultivated with regenerative agriculture by 2050.
The Summit also shared progress on its other strategic axes. In the case of the ‘For You’ pillar, it was highlighted that 98% of its daily consumption portfolio is free of artificial flavors and colors. Regarding the ‘For Life’” pillar, in 2022 alone, Grupo Bimbo implemented more than 230 projects of the ‘Good Neighbor’ program. In this way, it continues to advance towards its purpose of ‘Nourishing a Better World’ with specific actions to achieve the goals set for 2030 and 2050.
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