Looking back, we realize how much we have achieved. 2020 brought with it challenges that left us with great lessons: we understood that innovation, commitment, passion and teamwork are fundamental in our path towards growth, always keeping our purpose of nurturing a better tomorrow.
We are aware that we are not alone and that we must work every day to make Alianza Team one of the most sustainable companies in the global food industry. Our purpose inspires us daily to generate new solutions, products and business models that are sustainable and have a positive impact on our environment. Each action plan we advance demonstrates the organization’s commitment to the four things that matter to us: our shareholders; our customers, suppliers and consumers; sustainability; and our people.
At Alianza Team®, we decided to face last year with optimism, resilience and courage. Therefore, we strengthened our business by seeking new ways and alternatives to stay close to our customers and consumers, finding new opportunities for growth that would allow us to leave a better world for future generations.
In this way, from different fronts we have made sustainability one of our corporate flags. Therefore, in 2020 we highlight raising awareness of our Policy Guidelines for 91% of palm suppliers, aligning our corporate principles and values throughout our value chain; the completion of the diagnosis of materials and packaging carried out in Mexico, which allowed us to identify opportunities to reduce, reuse or recycle our materials and, additionally, the launch of the first bottle with 100% post-consumer recycled material (PCR) – Gourmet® Frito Experto in Colombia.
Also, in our quest to positively impact the environment in which we operate, we expanded the scope of the Team Foods circular economy program, relaunched the Verde de Corazón environmental culture campaign in Colombia and Mexico, and thanks to innovative initiatives such as Manos que Alimentan and #MeSumo, among others, we were able to benefit approximately 10 million people this year.
In 2020 we obtained satisfying results in S&P’s annual corporate sustainability assessment, the basis for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In the food industry, we ranked 24th in the world and 4th in Latin America, 26 points above the global industry average, improving our previous score.
This would not have been possible without our Talent. For us, the work done by each of our employees has been invaluable, and thanks to their commitment, innovation, resilience, passion and agility, we were able to achieve a positive impact on our environment and the communities where we operate.
We are sure that in 2021 there will be hundreds of experiences that will make us better, more innovative and that will allow us to continue to grow, always operating under the highest quality standards and best business practices. Likewise, we will reach our goals having clear corporate principles with which, without a doubt, we will nurture a better tomorrow and leave a better world for future generations.