Jeff Robertson, P.Eng
Director, Environment & Sustainability, Bimbo Canada
A staggering 26% of global emissions come from the food we eat. Working through the influence of others at Canada’s largest bakery company, Jeff has led a small team in identifying and catalyzing sustainability projects in 16 plants from coast to coast. As one example, Jeff developed business cases and gained executive buy-in for a nationwide change to compostable and recyclable packaging clips on over 530 million units, keeping 200 tonnes of plastic out of landfill annually. In total, Jeff’s team has supported over 70 completed projects across Canada in the last 18 months, avoiding 191,000 kg of food waste per year, and preventing the annual use of 112 million litres of water, 425,000 m3 of natural gas, and 4.5 million kWh of electricity.