What is the impact of Grupo Herdez on the environment?
In Grupo Herdez we are committed on produce high quality food products by preventing environmental damage. In order to achieve this, the Company has develop a power generation project through wind energy, waste management program, water consumption reduction plan and environmental training to the suppliers and employees.
What is the Company doing to mitigate climate change?
The Company has an energy generation project through wind energy, refrigeration replacement program, and the conversion and installation of fuel economizers in boilers which has prevented the generation of approximately 1,699 tons of CO2.
Furthermore, the Company will install a co-generation plant to heat and light the facilities by using natural gas. None of the Grupo Herdez operations produce emissions that could damage the ozone layer.
What is Grupo Herdez doing to reduce waste?
Each Plant, Distribution Center and Office has a waste management program which seeks to provide appropriate treatment for each type of waste allowing to recycle as much waste as possible.
So far there has been no transportation, import or export of hazardous waste.
How is the Company reducing water consumption?
Through water saving, efficient use programs and the process optimization projects have allowed to secure significant reductions in wastewater generation. The Company also has wastewater treatment plants.
What is Grupo Herdez doing to encourage healthier eating?
Grupo Herdez is convinced that the education is a key factor to achieve long term changes, that’s why through Saber Nutrir and Herdez Foundation, we deliver nutrition education among different population groups.
How does the Company invest in the Community?
Through Saber Nutrir, in 2012 the Company invested $18,700,000.00 pesos that benefited over 500,000 children, parents and teachers.
What is the Saber Nutrir Program about?
Saber Nutrir seeks to improve the nutrition condition of the most needed through nutrition training, using the natural resources available in order to achieve adequate long term nourishment. Led by nutritionists and community trainers, Saber Nutrir carries education, food and projects on behalf of the beneficiary families and the environment.
The program operates in elementary schools in Mexico City, Jalisco, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí y Sinaloa. And in rural communities in Estado de Mexico and Chiapas.
How can I become a Saber Nutrir volunteer?
During the first quarter of the year your buys on the participant brands adds hours on nutrition education to the program. If you live in Mexico City you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to the corporate volunteer activities that the Company organizes.
How can my school become part of the Saber Nutrir program?
If you live in Mexico, you can send your school data through the contact section of the website selecting contact to Corporate Social Responsibility team or by e-mailing email@example.com.
What is Fundación Herdez dedicated to?
The mission of Fundación Herdez is the research and food development promotion with scientific, cultural, social, and philanthropic view.
The Foundation has the commitment to achieve the following goals:
-Food knowledge dissemination.
-Food support to marginalized groups on extreme poverty or in natural disasters situations.
-Research for highly nutritious food production, consistent with the national culinary tradition.
How can I arrange a visit with Fundación Herdez?
Fundación Herdez is in the historic downtown of México City in Seminario 18. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where can I look up the upcoming events of Fundación Herdez?
What is Grupo Herdez doing to encourage gender equity?
In Grupo Herdez we have the duty to offer equal opportunities to our employees, the Company offers flexible schedules for mothers and students and maternity and paternity leaves. Currently, 48% of the employees are women, 26% hold a management position and 2% hold an executive position.
Does Grupo Herdez have an Ethics Code? Where can I find it?
Yes, the Code of Ethics complies with the laws and regulations where the Company operates, applies to all the staff and to all the business relationships. You can find the Code in the Information Center section of the website.
What is the Company’s position on nutritional labeling?
All the food and beverages produced and sold by Grupo Herdez meet the legal requirements established by the countries in which they are sold, at this time we have no incidents of breach of regulatory or voluntary codes concerning product information and labeling.
Does Grupo Herdez have a Food Safety Policy? Where can I find it?
Yes, the Company has a Corporate Safety and Quality Corporate Policy that applies to all the previous stages before commercialization.
Which are the Supply Chain Standards of the Company?
The standars are defined through the Quality Assurance System, which includes health, quality and food safety topics. To ensure compliance with the quality parameters set, the Company runs annual audits to the packaging material, nonperishable raw materials and agricultural feedstock suppliers.
Does Grupo Herdez have a Policy on Genetically Modified Food?
No, however the Company adheres to the guidelines established by our business partner Barilla GeR Fratelli, S.p.A., and don’t used genetically modified ingredients in Barilla, Vesta and Yemina products.
How many Board Directors does Grupo Herdez have?
Grupo Herdez has 11 Directors.
What proportion of the Directors is Independent?
2/3 of the Directors are Independent.
Who are the Independent Directors?
Carlos Autrey Maza
Enrique Castillo Sánchez Mejorada
José Roberto Danel Díaz
Eduardo Ortiz Tirado Serrano
Luis Rebollar Corona
José Manuel Rincón Gallardo.
Who are the Propietary Directors?
Héctor Hernández-Pons Torres (Chairman)
Enrique Hernández-Pons Torres (Vice-Chairman)
Flora Hernández-Pons de Merino.
Where can I find the biographies and the seniority of the Board Members?
How many Committees does Grupo Herdez have?
Two: the Audit Committee and the Corporate Practices Committee.
Where can I find the members of the Commitees?
Where can I find the members, biographies and the seniority of the Management Team?