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For The Third Consecutive Year, The Bimbo Villahermosa Plant Received The Environmental Excellence Award By Profepae

•This acknowledgement was given for the implementation of actions to take care of the environment, which the plant has conducted in operations such as: reducing water and energy consumption as well as waste management.

Mexico City, July 10, 2017. For the third consecutive year, the Bimbo Villahermosa plant got the Environmental Excellence Award (Premio a la Excelencia Medioambiental) given by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) through the Federal Attorney's Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA, for its acronym in Spanish). This recognition highlights the leadership and commitment of the plant with the environmental preservation, by implementing sustainable practices in their operations.

Amongst the actions implemented by the Bimbo Villahermosa Plant aimed at improving their internal processes, which made them worthy of this recognition, are:

• Projects with new technologies using fuel more efficiently, reducing the impact of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.

• Waste water system update, allowing a simpler and more efficient operation.

• Power consumption improvement of flour handling equipment and engine rooms.

• Renewable electric power use of Piedra Larga wind farm.

• Over 90% waste recycling.

• Solar lamps installation outside the plant.

The Environmental Excellence Award, granted to 38 companies this year, is an incentive aimed at fostering sustainable practices amongst industries, using the best technological innovations within their processes, in addition to generating the commitment of the organizations with the community and the surroundings where they operate.

As of 2001, Grupo Bimbo started the Clean Industry Certification and currently has 32 plants within this program; reaffirming its commitment with the environment to implement environmental sustainable standards in all their operations.