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.

2022 Results

We invest 4.0% of the consolidated net income in social programs

Our total CO2e/T emissions were reduced by 4.9%

We recycle 84.3% of the waste that we generate in our operations

72.6% of our energy consumption was provided by clean sources

21.3% 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

15 years

Last update: February 2023

Last update: February 2023

Last update: February 2023

 
 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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GEI Score 73.18

Last update: May 2022.

Last update: December 2022.

Last update: September 2022.

Last update: January 2023.

Bonus linked to sustainability

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

2020

  • 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 R├şos Tarango and Ect├ígono, 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 Caf├ę┬« 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 Se├▒or 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