Committed to the care of the health and life of our people and the wellbeing of society2 April, 2020
For Grupo Nutresa, sustainability is the main corporate framework and the basis that governs the actions we take to ensure the continuity of our business and to manage risks both responsibly and proactively.
The events related with COVID-19 have derived in global volatility and uncertainty. As a response, we have made fast decisions in order to address the corresponding emerging risks associated with this situation. As a first step, since March 5th, we created a Management Committee in charge of evaluating the day-to-day evolution of these events across the region, and interacting with our local response teams in order to implement quick and effective measures.
We have also established the following priorities for our operations:
- We are managing the current events with a strong sense of humanity, prioritizing the common good and having a clear understanding of the fact that the most important aspect is taking care of people’s health and lives. This principle has driven us to establish additional protective measures for our employees and business partners, aligned with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the local authorities of each one of the countries where we operate.
- We are aware of the great responsibility we have in ensuring a safe and timely food supply for our communities. We are fulfilling this task with the efforts of skilled and consolidated teams that have our full support, recognition and gratitude, as they are leading and managing the entire value chain to make this possible.
- Our purpose as an Organization is to help build a better world where sustainable development is for everyone. And so, we are committed to job security for our teams, and to cooperate with public and private partners in order to contribute to a solution for the most vulnerable populations, offering our capabilities to serve the community.
The company has the financial strength necessary to ensure flexibility in this rapidly-changing environment, with a strong capital structure to support the operations and moderate debt levels with highly efficient rates. We will focus on administering the resources we have at our disposal, while prioritizing the Organization’s liquidity and business continuity at all levels.
As a final note, we would like to encourage everyone to focus your efforts in taking the best care of yourself, and of each other.