Preserving the planet

Corporate Capabilities

Environment and circular solutions: The Organization operates along the entire supply chain, identifying and managing risks related to climate change and capitalizing on the opportunities that allow contributing to the preservation of the planet.
Responsible sourcing: The Organization develops competitive sourcing processes, ensuring the consistency and balance between economic development, the preservation of the planet and biodiversity, and the cooperation with the stakeholders.

Material topics

Emissions and climate change mitigation:

Emissions and climate change mitigation: Implementing actions focused on minimizing the emissions discharged into the atmosphere. This is done by prioritizing energy efficiency, using alternative types of energy, implementing clean technologies and efficiently using supplies in the production, distribution and logistics operations.

Adaptation to climate change: Managing the risks associated with global warming with the objective of limiting their impact, reducing the Organization’s vulnerabilities and increasing its resilience with regard to climate change.

 

Management approaches

  • Achieving resilient sourcing processes by mitigating risks in the value chain.
  • Achieving sustainable operations and logistics.
    Innovating in terms of carbon-efficient products, services and experiences.
  • Making responsible investments for the climate.
  • Contributing to the adaptation to climate change, risk management and culture transformation.

Biodiversity and ecosystemic services

Ensuring the sustainable origin of the commodities based on a model that allows keeping a balance between sustainability and productivity while maintaining the competitiveness of the sourcing processes.

 

Management approach

  • Establishing the framework of action and corporate commitment to biodiversity.
  • Formulating the work plans and the actions to avoid and minimize the impact on biodiversity.
  • Implementing initiatives to promote the sustainable use and the regeneration of biodiversity.
  • Developing partnerships focused on preserving biodiversity in the value chain.

Circularity

Reducing the production of waste and increasing its recovery and reutilization in both the direct operations and the value chain by extending the life cycle of the materials.

Management approach

  • Increasing the use of recyclable, reusable or compostable materials.
  • Strengthening the initiatives focused on the eco-design of wrappers and packaging.
  • Designing and implementing initiatives focused on closing the cycle of post-consumption plastic materials.
  • Reducing the waste produced in Grupo Nutresa’s operations.
  • Increasing the percentage of waste produced that is recovered and reused.
  • Implementing packaging reutilization models.

Food loss and waste

Implementing actions in both the direct operations and the value chain with the aim of reducing food loss and increasing product recovery and reutilization in order to minimize the impact on society, and reduce the pressure on natural resources, as well as on the waste disposal systems.

Management approach

  • Obtaining the information necessary for establishing the baseline for the goal in terms of the logistics processes.
  • Implementing actions focused on reducing food loss and waste in
  • Grupo Nutresa’s companies.
  • Working with the sourcing chain to decrease the losses in crops plantations and primary logistics.
  • Optimizing the logistics processes to ensure the timely collection of the edible products that are delivered to the food banks.
  • Identifying alternatives of use for the by-products from the production processes and increasing their reuse rate.

Water resource management

Minimizing the direct and indirect impact on the water resources throughout the value chain, and mitigating the risks related to shortage or deterioration situations regarding the quality of the resources.

Management approach

  • Optimizing water consumption.
  • Managing the water resources in the value chain.
  • Mitigating the risk of the shortage and deterioration of the quality of the water resources.
  • Reducing the impact on the water resources by means of the adequate management of water disposals.

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