Materiality analysis

GRI 102-46 GRI 102-47

Grupo Nutresa continuously strives to be a people-centered organization. That is why it fosters diverse capabilities that enable its employees to perform an optimal management of the matters related to its stakeholders.

With the purpose of identifying the sustainability trends that might have a major impact on the Organization’s ability to generate value in the short, medium and long term, Grupo Nutresa has been conducting its materiality analysis since 2011.

For this process, the Company considers the opinions and priorities of its most relevant stakeholders, as well as the global risks and the emerging issues from the food, restaurants and omni-channel company sectors. Additionally, the Organization performs benchmarking exercises with international peers from the industry, and considers assessment criteria established by different sustainability monitors and rankings.

The materiality matrix was updated in 2013 and 2015, and its scope was expanded in 2017 and 2018. During the last analysis, 23 relevant topics were identified, 18 of which were classified as high-impact or material topics. For said classification, the following aspects were assessed:

  • Impact on the Organization: based on the strategy, the strategic goals for 2020, the corporate risks and the business differentiators, among others.
  • Importance for the stakeholders: based on discussion sessions, surveys and interviews conducted with the stakeholders in eight countries: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, Mexico, Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic.

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Acting with integrity

1. Corporate governance

2. Risk and compliance

Fostering profitable growth and effective innovation

3. Profitable growth in the markets

4. Reliable brands with an excellent price-value ratio

5. Effective innovation

Promoting a healthy lifestyle

6. Nutrition and healthy lifestyle

7. Responsible marketing

8. Reliable food

9. Food security

Managing the value chain responsibly

10. Development of our people

11. Quality of life

12. Responsible sourcing

13. Responsible sales

Building a better society

14. Human Rights

15. Development of collaborative proposals for public policies

16. Quality of education

17. Externalities

Reducing the environmental impact of the operations and products

18. Water resource management

19. Energy

20. Climate change

21. Air quality

22. Waste management

23. Packaging and post-consumption

Milestones (materiality and engagement model)

Presentation of the first sustainability report, aligned with the criteria of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

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