Sustainability
Strategy

At Grupo Herdez, we are committed to the social and environmental needs of the places where we operate, and we seek for our programs and projects to be increasingly aimed towards a sustainability vision.

Since 2012, we have been committed to the corporate responsibility initiative of the United Nations Global Compact and its principles. Our strategy is aligned with 7 Sustainable Development Goals, in order to contribute positively to the commitments of the 2030 Agenda, proposed by the ONU.

Our pillars

We are very proud to have a renewed and transformed Sustainability Strategy to add to the United Nations 2030 Agenda, adopting 6 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) grouped into three pillars: People, Community and Planet.

With this strategy, we seek to strengthen the purpose of our company and brands, by working for the rights of everyone, the development of communities and betting on a more sustainable world.

2020 Results

We invest 5.3% of the consolidated net income in social programs

Our total emissions
were reduced
by -15.9% T de CO2e/T

We recycle 86.6% of the waste that we generate in our operations

We reduced 69.2% the consumption of non renewable energies

-35.9% less total carbon emissions in scope 2

We launched the
project "Science Based Targets"

 

MATERIALITY ANALYSIS

For the purpose of maximizing value creation for our reports, and the incorporation of the findings of our sustainability strategy, we present our Materiality Analysis.

We identify the key and relevant issues for Grupo Herdez on social, environmental, and governance matters, based on the expectations and concerns of our main stakeholders:

  • Shareholders
  • Customers
  • Consumers
  • Collaborators
  • Suppliers

Critical Topics:

  1. Health, safety, and wellbeing of the consumer
  2. Reputation and confidence in our brands
  3. Innovation (products and processes)
  4. Sustainable canning and packaging; reuse and recycling

Strategic Topics

  1. Profitable market growth; financial sustainability
  2. Water management
  3. Efficient energy use
  4. Ethics and anti-corruption practices
  5. Workplace health, safety, and well-being
  6. Working conditions and relationships
  7. Quality assurance in the supply chain
  8. Transparency in the labeling and information on products
  9. Training and career development
  10. Legal compliance
  11. Consumer experience

Update date: October 2019

CERTIFICATIONS

14 years

Last update: February 2022

Last update: February 2022

Last update: February 2022

 
 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

In 2021, Grupo Herdez received a rating of AA (on a AAA-CCC scale) from MSCI ESG Ratings.

Last update: May 2022

Forests: C
Wood products: C
Palm oil: C
Soy: C
Water: C
Climate change: C

Last update: December 2021

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Last update: November 2021

Bonus linked to sustainability

Sustainability –
linked bond framework
Second opinion
granted by Moody’s (SPO)