Grupo Nutresa, Six Years In A Row Rated As SAM Silver Class30 January, 2020
After being recognized in 2019 as the most sustainable food company in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, yesterday – and for the sixth consecutive year – Grupo Nutresa received the Silver Class distinction in the Sustainability Yearbook granted by SAM, firm specialized in sustainability.
The SAM Sustainability Yearbook is a publication that brings together 15% of the best-performing companies in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), in each of the 61 industries that are part of the different Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. In 2019, SAM was officially acquired by Standard & Poor’s Global Inc., which represents an important step in the evolution of this measurement and its positioning in the global investment community.
Grupo Nutresa continues to lead the performance in corporate practices associated with health and nutrition, human capital development, materiality, tax strategy, operational eco-efficiency, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, packaging, water-related risks, and environmental reporting, thus demonstrating our commitment to creating value for stakeholders and our interest to build a better world where development is for everyone.
Carlos Ignacio Gallego, Grupo Nutresa CEO, said: “Receiving the Silver Class distinction in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook for the sixth year in a row ratifies our commitment to sustainability in all its dimensions. It validates that we are the sum of many efforts, the constant, dedicated work of our employees, our interest in promoting sustainable development throughout our value chain, strengthening relationships of trust with our stakeholders, and appropriating the capacities that aim to build a prosperous, equitable and inclusive future”.
In 2011, Grupo Nutresa entered the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and it was the first food company in an emerging economy to be included in this Index. Since then it has achieved the Bronze Class awards in 2012 and 2014 and Silver Class consecutively from 2015 to date in the Sustainability Index.