The 2010 Grupo Bimbo Supplier of the Year Award was presented to Palsgaard at a ceremony at Grupo Bimbo's Barcel plant in Toluca, Mexico on 30th November. Mr. Javier Gonzalez, Director of Bimbo, S.A., explained why Palsgaard was chosen to receive the distinction:
"With this award, Grupo Bimbo recognises Palsgaard for their supply of quality products, their level of technical service, and their innovation capacity which has contributed to Grupo Bimbo fulfilling our objectives. Palsgaard, recognised a safe and clean company, has demonstrated commitment to the environment and to their social responsibility activities."
For several years Grupo Bimbo has selected, from more than one thousand suppliers, the company which best demonstrates the high standards established by the bakery firm.
About Grupo Bimbo
Grupo Bimbo is the world's largest bakery manufacturer producing more than 7,000 products in 98 plants across 17 countries, with employment totalling 102,000. The Grupo Bimbo vision is: "Nourish, serve and delight our world". With a strong focus on food safety and social responsibility, the company expects its suppliers to share its values. Grupo Bimbo has formed its own Social Responsibility Program with the objective to support activities which work to solve some of the problems facing society today.
Palsgaard is a specialist in manufacturing emulsifiers, stabilisers and other specialised ingredients for application in the bakery, dairy, chocolate, ice cream, margarine and fine food sectors. With pilot plants within these areas, Palsgaard goes beyond simply supplying ingredients by offering comprehensive customer support, making the step between initial ideas and production as small as possible. The company manufactures its products according to HACCP principles and is certified as a Clean and Safe company, in addition to holding an ISO 9001 certificate. This is expected to be upgraded to an ISO 22000 in early 2011. Palsgaard focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility and is a member of the RSPO, GreenPalm and Sedex. The Grupo Bimbo 'Supplier of the Year' honour joins a distinction already awarded to Palsgaard for the firm's efforts in reducing CO2 emissions.