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REMARKS ON GRUPO BIMBO’S LEADERSHIP ON THE WORLD ENERGY SAVING DAY

Grupo Bimbo

ratifies its leadership in promoting and using renewable energy sources

Grupo Bimbo ratifies its leadership in promoting and using renewable energy sources.

By saving and making an efficient use of electric power, the company reduced its environmental footprint.

Mexico City, October 21st, 2012 .- Within the framework of the World Energy Saving Day, today Grupo Bimbo participated in the celebrations by communicating its latest progress to reduce the company’s environmental footprint. Grupo Bimbo’s programs geared to attain the sustainability of its operations in all countries where it is present, have evolved at an accelerated pace in recent years delivering significant results.

Saving and the efficient use of energy is one of the action lines that has generated the highest number of programs implemented in the operations of Grupo Bimbo. The objective is to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by, among other things, using more rationally the energy in its work centers..

Among other efficient use of energy projects, Grupo Bimbo has efficient lighting technologies installed, and also uses solar light in all its production plants.

“Thanks to actions like these, we can claim that during last year, we reduced our energy consumption in 1.93% in our production facilities and 4.65% in depots”, stated Alejandra Vázquez, Grupo Bimbo Sustainability Manager.

“Just during 2011, we replicated over 70 best practices throughout our organizations. Noteworthy are the gradual change to high efficiency engines, the turning on and off of the equipment and the installation of highly efficient burners and electronic carburation equipment as well as the insulation of ovens and boilers”, said Ms. Vázquez.

She also highlighted that the company has an Energy Administration System that allows having a reliable index on the consumption of heat and electric energy, making it possible to assess the effectiveness of the actions undertaken, analyze trends and identify the best performance levels for each operation, “and thus give advice on some actions to better control and improve the energy performance in our operations” she pointed out.

Finally, she commented that very soon Grupo Bimbo will ratify its leadership as a promoter of sustainability and carbon footprint reduction in industrial operations.