As one of the four topics that matter to us, we recognize sustainability as a comprehensive and strategic management of opportunities and risks which lead us to meet our short, medium and long term objectives, meeting the expectations of our stakeholders and leave a positive impact wherever we are. It is our understanding that meeting the legal requirements is only the minimum expected; we are fully convinced that with courage and passion we shall go beyond the minimum required standards and deliver the very best of ourselves, strengthening the confidence with our stakeholders
Being the No. 1 option of our clients and consumers due to our product quality, innovation and excellence
By supplying our operations with the very best raw materials and supplies available, working hand in hand with suppliers and developing long-term alliances to grow along with them
By attracting, selecting, developing and retaining the best human talent to become a great place to work.
By contributing to the development of the communities surrounding our operation centers.
By managing the natural resources in a responsible manner, we constantly look for ways to reduce our negative impact on the environment.
By exceeding proposed objectives and market expectations in order to obtain long term profitable growth, making us the best investment.
We look for partners for the development of all our focus groups by means of open relationships based on respect, trust and coherence within our principles and values. We set the following objectives within our relationship framework.
We are aware that being a multi-latinamerican company with manufacturing presence in three Latin American countries and brand presence with exports in eleven more countries in the region, it is necessary to align our sustainability approach within the global development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
We contribute directly with 22 of the 169 specific goals through 9 of the 17 SDGs:
3. Good health and Well-being:
5. Gender Equality:
6. Clean water and sanitation:
8. Decent work and economic growth:
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure:
12. Responsable consumption and production:
15. Life on land:
17: Partnerships for the goals:
Understanding the needs and expectations of our stakeholders to identify how we can respond to them based on the strategic objectives of the company and the businesses is what makes the backbone of our corporate sustainability strategy. As a result of this analysis we have focused our efforts on 8 priority issues out of the 28 identified issues:
By means of environmental and / or social impact projects as well as corporate volunteering and donations, we promote local development, encouraging awareness and social commitment with our partners and allies in order to contribute to ongoing initiatives of others and develop a better tomorrow for future generations.
We work on two fronts in order to leverage our capabilities:
Nutrition, health and welfare:
We are fully aware of the constant changes in our environment, and in view of the commitment to work in order to leave a better planet for the following generations considering today’s global needs and issues, we chose the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as our tool for evaluating corporate performance before the current activities of the global food industry.
By being evaluated in more than 30 different topics in three dimensions of sustainability – the economic, the environmental and the social aspects, and considering the most recent trends and activities in order to be compared with the best practices in the industry, we obtain key information in order to identify our strengths and opportunities.
With the commitment of the whole team and the permanent support of the highest governing bodies of the company, we firmly believe that we have the necessary inputs to become considered one of the most sustainable companies in the global food industry by 2030, according to said index.
We are accountable for actions in order to comply with the declarations in the annual Sustainable Management Report, which gathers achievements, opportunities and challenges of the four areas that matter to us as a company; promoting organizational openness and firm short, medium and long term goals with a comprehensive corporate outlook.
The Report is set up in accordance with the GRI Standard under the essential option, a methodology recognized as a guide to ensure content quality in terms of balance, precision, clarity and reliability. Additionally, it provides independent third party verification for greater transparency.