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Our Commitments

General Commitment to Sustainable Development

- Establish a sustainable process management, based on balance among the economic, social and environmental aspects.

- Foster the comprehensive development of the communities in which we act and contribute to the sustainable development of the regions where we operate.

- Support and respect the protection of human rights within our area of influence, ensuring not to be accomplices in cases of infringements of these rights.

- Facilitate and sponsor actions and projects to promote sustainability and human development.

- Apply the best practices of environmental preservation, minimizing and compensating the impact of our operations.

- Promote awareness and training programs, seeking to make each member of the Company and the whole value chain, as active agents, aware of building a corporate culture committed towards sustainability.

Value Chain

The implementation of Arcor’s Sustainability Strategy and Policy considers our impacts in a broad sense, throughout the entire value chain, mapping the processes and actors involved, with the aim of developing innovative practices to create shared value, identify and manage the main risks and maximize the economic, social and environmental opportunities in each of the links that comprise it: Supply, Processing, Distribution and Marketing, Consumers, End of Life

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    Supply.

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    Processing.

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    Distribution and Marketing.

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    Consumers.

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    End of Life.

  • 9,333 suppliers signed the LETTER OF ADHERENCE TO THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT.
  • 819 ACTIVITIES of quality and food safety developed in SUPPLIERS.
  • 100% of outsourced suppliers with SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS.
  • 186 NEW SUPPLIERS completed the SELF-EVALUATION OF COMMERCIAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY of the REconocer Program.
  • SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROGRAM for the supply of sugar, corn, wheat, fruits, vegetables, palm oil, cocoa, eggs and milk.

  • 46 sites with ISO 9001 on Quality Management, 44 with ISO 14001 on Environmental Management and 39 with OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CERTIFICATION, of which more than a half have the new ISO 45001 standard.
  • 39 sites with CERTIFIED FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS.
  • DECREASE, REUSE AND RECYCLING in WATER consumption.
  • RATIONAL USE OF ENERGY and adoption of CLEAN and low-carbon TECHNOLOGIES.

  • 105 SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS initiatives.
  • Integration of LOGISTICS EMISSIONS to the company's GHG INVENTORY.
  • 23 TRAININGS in the RED ACTIVA PROGRAM.
  • EVALUATION Matrix for TRANSPORTATION SUPPLIERS.
  • 1,800 DRIVERS trained in SAFE DRIVING PRACTICES.
  • 95% of DISTRIBUTORS have a SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE INDEX.
  • 50,000 POINTS OF SALE supported during the COVID-19 PANDEMIC through the TOKIN APP.

  • More than 148,000 contacts handled throughout the region through our Consumer Service Department (SAC, as per its initials in Spanish).
  • Listen to 23,534 people through MARKET RESEARCH STUDIES in Latin America.
  • 274 presentations of products with SUGAR MODIFICATIONS.
  • 278 SKUs with SODIUM REDUCTION.
  • 272 SKUs with SATURATED FATS REDUCTION.
  • 424 GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS.

  • 14% REDUCTION of WASTE GENERATED per ton produced compared to 2016.
  • 57% REDUCTION in the amount of WASTE SENT TO LANDFILL for each ton produced compared to 2016.
  • 92% of the WASTE generated by the industrial facilities is RECYCLED.
  • REDUCTION of the FLEXIBLE PACKAGING INDEX (plastic) that reduces the impact on the end of the life cycle of our packaging.
  • Initiatives to IMPROVE THE RECYCLABILITY OF PLASTICS.
  • Use of WASTE as ALTERNATIVE FUELS.
  • Use of ORGANIC WASTE in INDUSTRIAL COMPOSTING PROYECTS to replace the use of artificial fertilizers with natural ones.

Good Practices Cases

Sustainability

27-11-2018

Arcor, multiple-award winner for being a sustainable company

Sustainability

16-10-2018

Arcor is one of the main Food Banks Donor

Institutional

9-10-2018

Arcor leaves its mark on the history of the B20

Institutional

30-07-2018

Arcor in the B20 and the recommendations for the future of food

Institutional

17-05-2018

Arcor Group's 2017 Sustainability Report, Support for its…