Medellin, February 1, 2022. In November of last year, Grupo Nutresa was recognized as the most sustainable food company in the world, according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2021. Today, this distinction allows it to be part of the Sustainability Yearbook of S&P Global, and to be recognized, for the second consecutive year, as a Gold Class category company from the same publication.
The Sustainability Yearbook of S&P Global is the result of more than 7.500 assessments made in the Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment – CSA.
Permanence in this evaluation after 11 consecutive years -achieving Bronze Class distinctions in 2012 and 2014, Silver Class from 2015 to 2020 and Gold Class in 2021- evidences the commitment, leadership and consistent work of the Grupo Nutresa’s human team in the implementation of the best sustainable practices while seeking productivity and competitiveness; and it is in turn a recognition of its ability to add value for society.
Carlos Ignacio Gallego, Grupo Nutresa CEO, stated in this regard: “For us, sustainability is a capacity associated with the possibility of existing in the future and is based on the identification and management of risks and opportunities in economic, social and environmental matters. This capacity of our talent is what allows us to be included in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook and reach the Gold Class category once again. We are honored and motivated by this distinction that demonstrates our commitment to creating value in the future for our shareholders, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders”.
Grupo Nutresa’s performance is superior in twelve material issues in the 2021 DJSI evaluation, which reflect its efforts to have an operation that inspires growth, development, and innovation; preserves the planet; and cooperates with people, partners and society. In the social dimension, these topics were: health and nutrition, talent attraction and loyalty, and social reporting. In the environmental dimension: packaging, risks related to water, operational eco-efficiency, and environmental reporting. And in the economic dimension, these included: innovation management, transparent tax management, materiality, customer relationship management, and participation in the construction of the public sphere.