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San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, April, 21, 2017.- Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), henceforth “Vitro” or the “Company”, the leading glass producer in North America, informs that it was recognized as a Socially Responsible Company.
This 2017 is the tenth consecutive year that the Company receives the award, by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi).
To obtain the badge, Cemefi asked companies to present evidence supporting their projects and policies in five indicators; Management of social responsibility, quality of life in the company, business ethics, community engagement and preservation of the environment.
The award ceremony will take place from May 2 to 4 at the IX Latin American Meeting of Socially Responsible Companies, based in Mexico City.
Regarding this achievement, which reflects the Company's commitment with sustainability and social responsibility, Adrián Sada Cueva, CEO of Vitro said: "Our operation is based on a responsible management, working under the highest ethics standards, ensuring an optimal work environment, the welfare of communities and respect for the environment. "
The ESR seal and other achievements such as being part of the Super Companies listed by Expansión, reflect the strategy under the Vitro Sustainability Model.
"We thank our employees for this achievement, because with their effort, social responsibility in Vitro lives and transcends to other stakeholders, generating prosperity and value for the Company and society as a whole," added the CEO.
Alfonso Gómez Tamez, Director of Human Development and Continuous Improvement, also commented: "Fulfilling a decade as a Socially Responsible Company is the reflection of solid fundamentals on sustainability at Vitro. The badge is also a commitment to keep working on each of our Social Responsibility projects, advancing with positive actions that impact our entire value chain towards a solid future".
Among sustainability projects in the company that stand out are: a labor inclusion initiative, the annual volunteer of reforestation "Naturally Vitro" and the Environmental Footprint Management program.
Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA) is the leading glass manufacturer in Mexico and one of the world’s major companies in its industry, backed by more than 100 years of experience. Founded in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico, the Company has subsidiaries in the Americas, offering quality products and reliable services to meet the needs of two businesses: glass containers and flat glass. Companies of Vitro produce, process, distribute, and market a wide range of glass articles, which are part of the daily life of thousands of people. Vitro offers solutions for multiple markets, including cosmetic, pharmaceutical and toiletries, as well as architectural and automotive. The Company is also a supplier of chemical products and raw material, machinery, molds and equipment for industrial use. As a socially responsible organization, Vitro works on several initiatives aligned to its Sustainability Model, aiming to create a positive influence in the economic, social, and environmental aspects relevant to its stakeholders, in a responsible corporate management framework. For more information, visit: .