Mexico City, October 10, 2022.- Grupo Herdez, the processed food company with the longest tradition in the country, joined the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPS) established by the United Nations.

These principles are a guide, intended to guide companies on gender equality and women’s empowerment in their workplace, industry and society in general. The WEPS are developed based on international human and labor rights standards.

By joining the Women’s Empowerment Principles community, each company’s leader commits to this agenda, to foster business practices that empower women. Part of these actions is offering living wages, gender-sensitive supply chain practices, as well as zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace.

“With our incorporation into the Women’s Empowerment Principles we reaffirm our commitment to women, with the aim of establishing the congruence that has always characterized us as a company and providing the best opportunities for those who collaborate with us,” said Héctor Hernández-Pons Torres, CEO of Grupo Herdez.


  • 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