The company, which this year celebrates its 110th anniversary, is among the top 10 positions in the general ranking of “The 100 companies with the greatest ESG responsibility.”

Mexico City, February 27, 2024 – Grupo Herdez, the food company with the longest history in the country and which this year celebrates its 110th anniversary, is in position 7 of the 11th edition of the MERCO ESG Responsibility ranking. This leading corporate reputation monitor in Mexico, Latin America and Spain, annually recognizes the most outstanding companies for their commitment to people, communities, the environment and corporate governance.

On this occasion, Grupo Herdez obtained the following positions:

  • ESG Ranking, “Enviromental” section: Position 7
  • ESG Ranking, “Social” section: Position 7
  • ESG Ranking, “Governance” section: Position 10
  • Food Subcategory from Companies with Greater ESG Responsibility: Position 3

Since 2012, the company aligned its strategy to 7 Sustainable Development Goals, with the purpose of contributing to the commitments of the 2030 Agenda, proposed by the UN. Among some of its achievements at the end of 2022 in terms of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) impact, the following stand out:

  • Investment of 4.0% of consolidated net profit in social programs.
  • Recycling of 84.3% of the waste generated.
  • 66% of the locations have a lactation room.

Andrea Amozurrutia, Director of Finance and Sustainability of Grupo Herdez, expressed: “At Grupo Herdez we remain firm in our commitment to promoting business sustainability to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda. We are proud to be recognized within the Top 10 of Merco Responsibility ESG.”

MERCO ESG Responsibility is made up of a general ranking, a sectoral ranking and three lists that respond to each dimension of ESG sustainability (environmental, social and corporate governance), thus cataloging the 100 most responsible companies in ESG terms in 2023.


  • 2020: We launched the first edition of Semillero Nutrisa. Together with Nutrisa and the Victoria147 business academy for women, we invited women entrepreneurs to participate in a training program to improve the management of their businesses and have the potential to become part of our supply chain.

We established our first technological alliance with Google, which will allow us to accelerate the digital transformation of Grupo Herdez through the use of Google Cloud Platform tools such as BigQuery ML, Looker, among others.

Through the Herdez® brand and Aires de Campo® we joined the “Sowing a New Normality” initiative, promoted by the civil society organizations Ríos Tarango and Ectágono, which aims to increase the vegetation cover of the environmentally valuable area Barranca de Tarango.

  • 2021: We developed the Group’s second proprietary e-commerce platform, with the Nutrisa® online store.

We updated the apps through which we manage the loyalty programs of our retail brands, Cielito Querido Café® and Nutrisa®, improving our customers’ in-store experience.

During the year, 15 formulas had their nutritional profile strengthened by reducing some critical added nutrients (sugars, sodium and saturated fats).

  • 2022: We expanded our capabilities into new categories through the acquisition of Interdeli and Deli, Dips & Snacks. Integrating brands such as Libanius, Flaveur, Liguria and Señor Cactus into our portfolio.

We Issued the first sustainability bond through which we
committed to a 25% reduction in our water consumption.

Together with our partner McCormick & Company, Inc. we
brought the most iconic Mexican cuisine to the tables of the United Kingdom
through meal kits, sauces and condiments under the Herdez® brand.
  In less than a year, we obtained a 5.5% shelf
share in the Tesco supermarket chain.

We consolidated the integration of Chilim Balam® into retail brands, a leading brand in the snack segment