The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) committee is launching an initiative to recognize suppliers that have made a commitment to sustainability through innovative products, services, technologies and programs. The Becoming Environmentally Sustainable Together (BEST) in Baking program will evaluate and acknowledge companies that work to be more sustainability by fostering energy conservation, reducing water usage, decreasing landfill waste, promoting healthy living and/or reducing their overall environmental impact.

Interested suppliers can fill out an entry form discussing how their entries are helping the baking industry become more environmentally sustainable. A panel of expert judges--made up of experts in sustainability and/or baking best practices--will evaluate the environmental impact, feasibility, return on investment, innovation and practical application to the baking industry of each submission. Those who demonstrate significant environmental sustainability will be recognized on, in future press releases, on IBIE's social media channels and in an onsite display area at IBIE 2010 Sept. 26 to 29 in Las Vegas. An entry form and complete list of criteria can be found at