Shareholders and related

Héctor Hernández-Pons Torres
Chairman (M) 1991

Enrique Hernández-Pons Torres
Vice Chairman (M) 1991

Hernández-Pons Torres
(M) 1991

Independent members

Sánchez Juárez Cardoze
(M) 2019

Enrique Castillo Sánchez-Mejorada
(EF)(M) 1992

Eduardo Ortiz Tirado Serrano (M) 2003

José Roberto Danel Diaz (EF) (M) 2003

Luis Rebollar Corona (M) 2004

Michael Bernhard Jost (EF) (M) 2019

(M) Member

(EF) Financial Expert

The Board of Directors, the highest governance body, is composed of 9 members, and is led by Héctor Hernández-Pons Torres, Chief Executive Officer of the Group, who holds the position of Chairman. Jointly, they make decisions to guarantee and maximize the return to all investors that rely on us.

The Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis and has intermediate bodies commissioned with overseeing the management and execution of the objectives of the Group. As with the other indicators of the Company, the progress related to sustainability is presented in these sessions.

Responsible leaders:

  • Eduardo Ortiz Tirado Serrano – Responsible for labor practices
  • Luis Rebollar Corona – Responsible for environmental practices
  • José Roberto Danel Díaz – Responsible for Governance and Chairman of the Corporate Practices and Audit Committee

In 2021, the Sustainability Committee was created, composed of the Executive Team of the Company. The Chief Financial and Information Officer has the Finance and Sustainability Department under its subordination, with two positions fully dedicated to managing the sustainability strategy. Additionally, the Group has an Environmental Sustainability Department, which jointly with the technical departments are dedicated to achieving the objectives of the sustainability strategy of the Group.


Grupo Herdez has as its purpose to be passion, culture, and a global benchmark of innovation in sustainable development. In alignment with international trends and benchmarks on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters, we redefined the sustainability goals for the Group:

  1. Achieve a management with ESG criteria.

  2. Identify and mitigate the potential social and environmental impacts of the operations.

  3. Promote sustainability innovation projects in our brands.





The subjects that this sustainability strategy seeks to answer are the concerns and expectations of our main stakeholders: shareholders, customers, collaborators, consumers, and suppliers. In addition to contributing to 6 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations.

The critical and strategic subjects on which the Group works are:

Material Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of Agenda 2030 for the Group:


9th place

The 100 companies
with the highest ESG
responsibility of Merco

7th place

The 100 most responsible companies in internal and social environment of Merco

10th place

The 100 most responsible
companies on ethical and
governance matters of Merco

At the end of 2021, the sustainability strategy of the Group adapted the work lines and actions to comply with the objectives and goals established and to be defined in 2022.

The Finance and Sustainability Department manages 4 in-house working groups where more than 5 collaborators participate to comply and follow-up on the aforementioned subjects:

  1. Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Balanced diet
  3. Environmental performance
  4. Circularity

This year, 11% of collaborators had some type of training on sustainability matters. The actions taken were:

  • 25% of collaborators that participated in the Sustainability work groups obtained a certification from the International Association For Sustainable Economy (IASE), 700 hours of training were invested.
  • 346 persons participated in the following workshop: Introduction to Sustainability.
  • 322 persons participated in the following workshops: Introduction to sustainable development and Circular Economy.
  • 41 persons trained in the science-based targets project.
  • 429 persons attended “Café Sustentable” sessions: informative talks on the different programs and actions carried out by the ESG departments and brands.


collaborators trained in ESG**


hours of training
in ASG** subjects


certified in IASE*


of the workforce
trained in ethics and legality


of complaints
were resolved

* International Association For Sustainable Economy
** Environmental, Social and Governance


Since 2012, Grupo Hérdez is adhered to the UN Global Compact. We have committed to prioritize and work to comply with its 10 principles, which includes complying with a focus on ethics and legality for collaborators and strategic partners, in addition to working against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Lastly, we respect the right to collective union bargaining.

Our Code of Ethics is the set of basic principles and conduct guidelines applicable to all of us that form part of the Group, including our supply chain, therefore, it is our responsibility to comply with it and reinforce its compliance.

Our ethical concern advice mechanism is the Trust Line, where one may request advice on ethical and legal conduct, integrity of the organization, and report concerns relating to unethical or illegal conducts.

Line: 800 CONFIANZA (800 266342692) Email: confianza@herdez.com

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