Nutresa, the 2nd Most Sustainable Food Company in the DJSI World Index

13 September, 2018
  • According to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), Grupo Nutresa is one of the 56 leading companies in the field in the world.
  • Nearly 2.500 companies, belonging to 60 sectors of the economy, participated in this year’s evaluation.

For the eighth consecutive year, Grupo Nutresa has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) and thus it is ratified as the second most sustainable company in the food sector according to this index.

This rating serves as a reference for different investors in the world and promotes the sustainable growth of industries. Since 1999, the DJSI evaluates the sustainability performance of hundreds of global companies through relevant material criteria in the economic, environmental and social dimensions. Grupo Nutresa has been included in the DJSI World Index since 2011.

According to the 2018 results, from a comprehensive evaluation in all areas of the Organization, Grupo Nutresa obtained a total score of 80 out of a possible 100, remaining in second place in the DJSI World Index and ranking second in the Emerging Markets Index. It also received the highest score in six of the 25 criteria evaluated, including: Health and Nutrition; Tax Strategy; Climate Change Strategy; Environmental Reporting; Packaging; and Risks Related to Water.

With these new Index results, Grupo Nutresa continues to consolidate its leading worldwide position in the food sector, while continuing to develop capacities to achieve its goals set for the future, within a framework of sustainable development and innovation.

Carlos Ignacio Gallego Palacio, Grupo Nutresa CEO, said: “Qualifications such as this once again reflect the significant progress towards our strategic objectives, which propose the sustainable management of our businesses and enable us to progress and create long-term value. We celebrate once again being part of the select group of companies that make up the DJSI, but, above all, the value of standing out against the best practices in the world. This represents enormous challenges to keep us in the forefront and invites us to work to continue building A Future Together“.

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