IBIE recognizes baking sustainability efforts with 2013 awards

By Kacey Culliney

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IBIE B.E.S.T in Baking 2013 awards recognized sustainablity efforts of 17 companies
IBIE B.E.S.T in Baking 2013 awards recognized sustainablity efforts of 17 companies

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The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) has announced its 2013 winners for the B.E.S.T.  in Baking awards – recognizing environmental sustainability efforts in business.

IBIE’s B.E.S.T. in Baking (Becoming Environmentally Sustainable Together) awards was launched in 2010 to acknowledge how companies are working to curb their environmental impact.

It recognizes a broad spectrum of companies – equipment suppliers, packaging firms, ingredients companies and products and services – that foster energy and water conservation, decrease landfill waste and promote overall healthy living.

All submissions are evaluated for environmental impact, innovation, feasibility, return on investment (ROI) and practical application to the baking industry.

‘Significant’ growth in sustainability efforts

Entries this year were almost double that of 2012; “indicating significant growth in sustainable products across the industry”,​ the show organizers said.

“We can make an enormously positive impact on the environment by employing more sustainable methods across the industry,”​ said Mike Beaty, IBIE chairman and Flowers Foods executive vice president (EVP) of supply chain.

“Those leading the way in this effort are an inspiration and should be recognized for their progress. That’s what B.E.S.T in Baking is all about,”​ he said.

The winners

Air Management Technologies, Inc.
American Pan Company
AMF Bakery Systems
Auto-Bake Pty. Ltd.
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
ChemxWorks Inc.
Daabon Organic USA
Hayon Manufacturing
Meyer Laboratory Inc.
Newave Packaging Inc.
Oberlin Filter Co.
Picard Ovens, Inc.
Robbie Flexibles
Shaffer Mixers & Processing Equipment
SPX Flow Technology
TMB Baking, Inc.

‘Honorable mentions’

Arla Foods Ingredients
ColorMaker, Inc.
Lawrence Foods
Palsgaard Inc.
Unitherm Food Systems Inc.

The tradeshow organizers at IBIE will have a dedicated space at the Las Vegas show held October 6-9 for the winners, enabling attendees to find out more about what the companies have achieved.

BakeryandSnacks.com will be attending the show – feel free to contact the site editor directly if you have any exhibitor information: kacey.culliney@wrbm.com.

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