We value the person and promote a culture of diversity and inclusion

Personal and professional development

Training

Transformation is one of our sustainability objectives, therefore we invest heavily in education.

In 2016, we achieved 1,282,448 hours of training, which on average equal 10.09 hours per-associate. In addition, we work on various fronts to generate change on how to manage it.

GB University

We encourage our associates to grow and obtain technical and leadership skills. The GB University has Academies and Schools to classify and safeguard the knowledge of the general subjects at the University.

SAFETY AND WELLNESS

Safety and Wellness

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy working environment and maintaining a culture of safety and well-being among our staff, their families and the communities where we work.

Among other outstanding safety initiatives, in 2016, we established management and risk analysis standards, established protection standards for machinery, equipment and vehicles, reinforced safety training through new technologies and redefined the Safety Model for the commercial areas of Grupo Bimbo.

Diversity and Inclusion

In 2014, we started the trip to inclusion, whereby we consciously seek equal opportunity for participation and development of all individuals. 

The general objective of the program, in line with our Vision 2020, is to “generate a culture of inclusion where people from different origin, styles and experiences have the opportunity to develop and contribute to the transformation of the industry.”

A fundamental aspect of the strategy is leader and associate awareness of the theme. Working together with Korn Ferry, we have designed an adequate and efficient theoretical and practical instruction methodology for Diversity and Inclusion trainers. Since the start of the program, we have trained more than 13,840 associates worldwide.

Through “Vivo Sano” 

We encourage associates to the adoption of healthy lifestyles. In 2016, the program reached more than 19,000  associates. 

We highlight the following implemented wellness initiatives:  campaigns for prevention of serious and seasonal diseases, dissemination of specialized conferences and talks, certification of balanced company diners, construction of spaces destined to physical and sports activities inside our facilities..

SUPPORT TO COMMUNITIES

Volunteering

With volunteering activities we contribute with a comprehensive education for our associates. Through it, we improve teamwork while supporting the causes of others and allowing people to know each other outside our everyday work routine, creating a unifying bond through an important cause.

In 2016, more than 88,000 of our associates, their families and friends, became volunteers to get involved in more than 205 activities in 14 countries around the world.

Ethics and Integrity

Human Rights

In 2014 we joined the United Nations Global Compact, which includes in its principles the respect of human rights, labor standards, environment and anticorruption.

Integrity

We implemented actions focused on training around integrity and we improved our control systems as well as compliance and auditing processes.

As a result of these actions, we became the first Mexican Company to be included in the list of World's Most Ethical Companies 2017 by The Ethipshere Institute, that recognizes those companies that stand out for promoting corporate standards and ethic practices globally.