Bimbo Canada Wins Two Impact Awards from Canadian Grocer
Bimbo Canada is the proud winner of two 2023 Canadian Grocer Impact Awards for Sustainability and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The Canadian Grocer Impact Awards recognize initiatives introduced by retailers, suppliers and solution providers that are making a meaningful difference in a range of areas from helping the planet to supporting employees and communities.
At Bimbo Canada we are Nourishing a Better World through our 10-year sustainability strategy. We won the Impact Award for Sustainability for being the first national bakery company to transition from plastic bread bag closures to recyclable and municipally compostable cardboard clips which reduces our plastic use by approximately 200 metric tonnes annually. This initiative is a good example of how small things add up to big things. And, we are not stopping there. By 2025, 100% of our packaging will support a circular economy through being reusable, recyclable, biodegradable or compostable.
We won the Impact Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for our reconciliation work. In May 2021, the discovery of mass, unmarked graves at a location that was previously an Indian residential school hit the news. Following this discovery, our associates made it loud and clear that this was an important issue. Since then, we have taken action to create a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace where everyone feels like they belong. In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, we have four Legacy Spaces to build cultural understanding, connections and a path to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Additionally, all associates have access to Indigenous Cultural Competency Training and opportunities to participate in initiatives that support our diversity, equity, and inclusion journey.
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