Environmental Value

We understand sustainability as a strategic pillar to generate environmental value and contribute to improving the quality of life of families in Mexico and Central America.

In order to achieve this in 2020, we announced the following new commitments:

  • Source 100% of our energy from renewable sources by 2035.
  • Be a Net-zero emission company by 2040.
  • Help protect, manage and restore 50 million acres of land and 1 million square miles of oceans by 2040.
  • MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE

    Priority

    Mitigate climate change by reducing emissions in our operations and supply chain.

    Public goals

    • Reducing energy intensity by 25% per square meter built (GJ/m2) by 2020, compared to 2010
    • Sourcing 100% of our energy from renewable sources by 2035
    • Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in 18% by 2025, compared to 2015
    • Working with our suppliers to reduce or avoid GHG emissions equivalent to 1 gigaton in our global supply chains, by 2030

    Main environmental indicators

    • Energy intensity of 0.94 GJ/m2, in Mexico and Central America which accounts for 29.6% reduction of electricity intensity in Mexico compared to 2010
    • 63% of total electricity consumption coming from renewable energy
    • 2.8% reduction in GHG emissions compared to 2019
    • 13 million tCO2e avoided with the participation of 188 suppliers through Gigaton Project in Mexico

     

  • FOSTER A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

    Priority

    Contribute to create a circular economy that avoids generating waste, design cradle to cradle cycles, and reduce the use of natural resources.

    Public goals

    • Sending Zero Waste to landfill by 2025
    • Reduce food waste generation by 50% by 2025
    • By 2025, all packaging of Our Brand products will:
      1. Be 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable
      2. Avoid the use of unnecessary or difficult-to-recycle plastic
      3. Include 20% of postconsumer recycled material

    Main environmental indicators

    • 71.5% Zero Waste goal achieved
    • 4,051,385 m3 of landfill landfill use avoided
    • 39.6% reduction in food waste generation in Mexico vs 2015, preventing 58,032 tons of food from going to landfill in Mexico and Central America
    • 68.0% of our packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable in Mexico
    • The use of 161 tons of plastic in Mexico was avoided through #SinBolsaPorFavor (No bags, please) campaign, compared to 2019 
    • 7.6% of post-consumer material is incorporated in the packaging of Our Brands

     

  • NATURAL CAPITAL

    Priority

    Wherever possible, ensure the sustainable supply of raw materials and products we offer our customers and encourage more responsible consumption with lower GHG emissions

    Public goals

    • By 2020, Our Brand products will use palm oil, paper, pulp and cellulose from certified sustainable sources
    • By 2025, fresh and frozen fish and seafood will be sourced from certified sustainable sources or Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP)

    Main environmental indicators

    • 93% of the volume of palm oil and palm oil by-products used in Our Brands is RSPO and Rainforest Alliance certified and, 54% in Central America
    • 100% of total paper and pulp volume coming from certified sources such as FSC, PEFC and and SFI in Central America, and 99% in Mexico
    • 96% of our fish and seafood is certified as sustainable or comes from a Fishery Improvement Project in Mexico

     

Figures at the end of 2020