Mexico City, Mexico, September, 29, 2022.- September 29 is International Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day.
Within the framework of this important day, Grupo Herdez, the Mexican food company led by Héctor Hernández-Pons Torres, announces its incorporation into the Pact for Food, a national initiative promoted by the Food Bank of Mexico (BAMX).
The Pact for Food – 2030 is a voluntary agreement that brings together organizations along the food chain – from producers to consumers – to make food and beverage production and consumption systems more sustainable and thus avoid food losses and waste (FLW).
The project aims to contribute to a 50% reduction in FLW in Mexico over the next 10 years, through advice on the processes of member companies and organizations, to make food management more efficient in the value chain.
The food company with more than 100 years in the country joins other allies of the Pact for Food such as Bimbo, Unilever, Nestlé, Kellogg’s, Danone, among others.
As part of its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, 2 Zero Hunger and 12 Responsible Production and Consumption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, Grupo Herdez contributes with the goal of maintaining less than 1% of food waste in its products .
“With this initiative we reiterate our commitment to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and SDG 12 Responsible Production and Consumption. We are convinced that alliances like this enhance our contribution to the global sustainability agenda.”
Héctor Hernández-Pons Torres, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Grupo Herdez.
With this alliance, Grupo Herdez also reinforces the long-standing relationship with BAMX, which since 2006 has functioned as an intermediary for the delivery of food for the Herdez Foundation’s monthly donation program, as well as other initiatives to support vulnerable populations or those affected by natural disasters.