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12 Apr 2012

IMBERA COMMITS TO “ONE PLANET LIVING” SUSTAINABILITY GUIDELINES

Imbera is the first company in the commercial refrigeration industry, worldwide, to commit to the use of One Planet Living framework


Thursday, 04/12/2012, 11:40:58 am

  • Imbera is the first company in the commercial refrigeration industry, worldwide, to commit to the use of One Planet Living framework
  • Constant innovation in production processes of commercial coolers, patented developments and technologies have allowed Imbera to have the most energy efficient Glass Door Merchandisers (GDM´s) in the world

On April 12th, having met all environmental requirements and processes established by the award-winning social enterprise BioRegional, Imbera has officially established its commitment to work within the One Planet Living framework, for a more sustainable production and operation.

In a presentation led by Pooran Desai, co-founder of BioRegional and international director of One Planet Communities; Mariano Montero, Managing Director of Alpunto from the FEMSA Group; and Hernán Mendoza, Refrigeration Director of Imbera, they described the 10 guiding principles of sustainability in which One Planet Living is based on. The One Planet initiative sustains that we’re consuming resources and polluting the planet at a level the earth cannot sustain, therefore proposes specific actions to achieve a world in which we are living happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet – wherever we live in the world – having left sufficient space for wildlife and wilderness. Imbera is the first company of its industry, worldwide, to make the commitment to work within the One Planet Living framework, and the first one to do so in the Americas.

“In Imbera we continually strive to ensure that all production and operation processes generate the lowest environmental impact possible, and we are pleased to have met the guidelines established by BioRegional, to work in a more sustainable way, even if it meant the restructuration of certain processes. From now on, Imbera is firmly committed to work within the One Planet Living framework, to help reduce the impact of its operations on the environment, in a significant manner”, said Alfonso Garza Garza, Executive Vice-President of Human Resources and Strategic Procurement, Business Processes, and Information Technology.

“Growth in emerging economies must be green growth. There is a fantastic opportunity for countries such as Mexico to create a future where a vibrant economy supports a healthy planet. Imbera’s commitment to One Planet Living is world-leading and a great example for other companies in the Americas”, declared Pooran Desai.

In recent years, Imbera has intensified its efforts to develop technology that reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of its commercial refrigerators, mainly through energy and maintenance costs. So far, it has achieved a reduction of 76% by implementing systems like the Functions´ Intelligent Control (CIF by its Spanish acronym – Control Inteligente de Funciones), designed by Imbera, which allows energy savings of up to 20%, as well as anticipating and diagnosing potential liabilities, managing assets, capturing information and even communicating in real time with the cooler.

Imbera is an international company based in Mexico, dedicated since 1941 to the design, development and manufacturing of commercial refrigerators, with the most complete product development team and laboratories in the industry, which allows them to deliver tangible solutions in a short to medium time frame when developing new products.

In 2011, Imbera produced more than 350,000 Glass Door Merchandisers (GDM´s), positioning itself among the top 3 manufacturers worldwide; with production plants in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia; sales and service offices in 8 countries and exports to 26 countries.

BioRegional is an award-winning social enterprise, which establishes sustainable businesses and works with partners around the world to demonstrate that a sustainable future is attractive and affordable.

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