In its 2021 edition, the DJSI confirms Nutresa as the most sustainable food company in the world

12 November, 2021
  • After being acknowledged as Industry Leader one year ago by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – DJSI, Grupo Nutresa ratifies its position as the most sustainable food company in the world*.
  • The Company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eleven consecutive years.
  • Grupo Nutresa exhibits a superior performance in twelve sustainable practices, thus reflecting its effort towards ensuring an operation focused on inspiring growth, development and innovation; preserving the planet; and cooperating with people, allies and society.

Medellin, November 12, 2021. Grupo Nutresa has been once again acknowledged as the most sustainable food company in the world, according to the the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices consist in a set of indicators that aggregate the companies with the best performances in the economic, social and environmental dimensions. The ranking is run by S&P Global Ratings, one of the most important credit rating agencies globally, along with Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings.

The Organization’s continued presence in this index for eleven consecutive years reflects the deep commitment, strong leadership and consistent hard work of its entire team in the search for the best social, environmental and economic practices and their effective implementation. Moreover, it is also an acknowledgment of Grupo Nutresa’s corporate capability to create value for society as a whole.

Carlos Ignacio Gallego, Grupo Nutresa CEO, stated: “For Grupo Nutresa, sustainability is the business strategy that enables us to thrive along with society. Over the past years, we have focused our efforts on value generation for all our stakeholders, as well as on the care for people’s life and health, the promotion of diverse and inclusive environments and the preservation of our planet. We have worked on these achievements based on the leadership of a highly capable and committed team”.

This year, Grupo Nutresa evidenced a superior performance in twelve material topics, thus showcasing the Organization’s efforts towards ensuring an operation focused on inspiring development, growth and innovation while preserving the planet and cooperating with people, allies and society.

In the social dimension, such topics were the following: Talent Attraction & Retention, and Social Reporting. In the environmental dimension, these aspects stood out: Packaging, Water Related Risks, Operational Eco-Efficiency, and Environmental Reporting. And, in the economic dimension, the outstanding aspects were: Health & Nutrition, Innovation Management, Tax Strategy, Materiality, Customer Relationship Management, and Policy Influence.

Click here to find out more details about Grupo Nutresa’s programs and strategies in each one of the aforementioned work fronts.

Finally, Carlos Ignacio Gallego added: “We are truly honored to have been included for eleven consecutive years in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, and to remain as the most sustainable food company in the planet. This is another example of what companies can achieve when they work with determination on being increasingly connected with society and building a better world where development benefits everyone”.

As of November 12, 2021, Grupo Nutresa ranked in the 100% percentile within the food industry in the context of S&P’s Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which means that Grupo Nutresa obtained the highest ESG (environmental, social and governance) score.

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