For the fifth consecutive year, Grupo Nutresa achieved the Silver Class Distinction in the 2019 SAM Sustainability Yearbook, after being recognized as the second company in the food sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, in September 2018. This confirms the commitment the Company has to sustainably grow hand in hand with social progress while protecting the environment, thus confirming its purpose of building A Future Together.
Since 2011, Grupo Nutresa has stood out as the first food company in an emerging economy to be included in the Dow Jones World Index. The Organization achieved the Bronze Class distinction in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook in 2012 and 2014, and the Silver Class award uninterruptedly since 2015.
“For Grupo Nutresa, sustainability is a guide for corporate action, which inspires all our actions. For this reason, being included in this Yearbook once again allows us to measure and compare ourselves with the leading companies in this field in the world. The result obtained ratifies that the organization is working to remain through time and that we are an engine for the actors of our value chain and a benchmark for the sector,” affirmed Sol Beatriz Arango, Grupo Nutresa’s Vice President of Sustainable Development.
Some of Grupo Nutresa’s most outstanding strategies and recent actions in terms of sustainability are aimed at offering healthier foods to consumers every day, reducing the impact of its operations on the environment and consolidating a corporate action inspired by the promotion of and respect for Human Rights. These initiatives are now highly valued by investors, consumers and other stakeholders, who consider sustainability as one of the most important attributes in their decisions and preferences.
Grupo Nutresa’s permanence in the Sustainability Yearbook and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index demonstrates the ability of the Organization to manage its processes through the protection of the environment, the creation of economic value and a better relationship with its stakeholders.