The ENERGY STAR® Challenge for the baking industry highlights ABA’s sustainable development efforts. Customers and consumers have placed an increased emphasis on corporate citizenship and operational efficiency.
ABA continues to partner with the Allied Trades of the Baking Industry and grain chain to develop sustainability guidance for the baking industry.
ABA has teamed with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for the baking industry, a national call-to-action to improve the energy efficiency of America’s industrial facilities. (Press Release). The Challenge will recognize participating manufacturers that improve their energy efficiency by 10 percent or more within five years.
The Energy Star Challenge for the baking industry is a step under the ABA EnergyStar Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that ABA signed with EPA earlier this fall. ABA agreed to advocate for increased energy efficiency in U.S. baking industry. In return, EPA and the ENERGY STAR program will provide expertise, training, energy management guidance and management tools.
American Bakers Association members are focused on careful stewardship of the resources required to bring our good-tasting, nutritious products to America’s dinner tables. The commitment to sustainability is an integral part of our commitment to our customers. We constantly strive to build and improve upon our collective sustainability practices in order to ensure enduring, positive impacts on the communities we serve and the environment in which our businesses operate.
ABA launched NourishEnrichSustain.org to showcase the industry’s sustainability efforts.
This issue falls under the ABA Energy & Environment Committee.
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