Grupo Bimbo promotes sustainable and innovative initiatives, focused on improving processes and the use of alternative sources in all its operations. This is part of the company's commitment to a sustainable future.
For more than 70 years, Grupo Bimbo has valued the importance of water for life; in this sense, the company works under three lines of action that are part of its environmental strategy:
- New technologies
- Treatment and Reuse
For the reduction and responsible use of water, Grupo Bimbo promotes:
- Efficient cleaning processes in its operations
- Technologies that allow savings and efficient use
- Alternative sources such as rainwater harvesting
- Constant improvement in their reuse processes, using treated water for different purposes such as irrigation of green areas, sanitary services and vehicle washing
Derived from good water-saving practices, in 2018 Grupo Bimbo achieved great results, such as a 2 percent decrease in total water consumption per ton compared to 2017. Additionally, 74 percent of all its treated water is reused in processes such as irrigation of green areas and vehicle washing.
In this regard, in 2018 it ventured into new technologies focused on the optimization of its wastewater treatment process, which allows reduction of the spaces required for treatment, and obtaining better water quality for reuse; at a global level, it has 57 treatment plants and more than 55 rainwater collection systems.
In line with the Sustainable Development goal of the United Nations (UN), of Ensuring access to water and sanitation for all, Grupo Bimbo works to build a world with a sustainable way by investing in technology and innovation to reduce its environmental footprint and water consumption, thus contributing to a better world for present and future generations.