Mexico City, July 13, 2021. El Puerto de Liverpool, a leading Mexican company in department stores and e-commerce, announced significant progress toward its environmental, social and governance commitment, aligned with ESG criteria, introducing its “Puerto de Liverpool Footprint” strategy during this year’s Investor’s Day.
The strategy aims at strengthening Liverpool’s contributions in three fields of action: its environmental footprint, social footprint and governance footprint.
Although the strategy was introduced only recently, Liverpool has already done considerable work in these areas, and in recent years has achieved the following:
Environmental footprint: We contribute decisively to the battle against climate change through efficiency measures that reduce our water and energy use, and today much of our energy consumption comes from renewable sources.
In the same vein, Liverpool’s food and beverage area has made substantial progress by acquiring 100% of the liquid egg it uses in the bakery process from suppliers that are certified in good animal welfare practices for egg-laying hens.
In the last two years alone, more than 10,000 kilos of liquid egg have been acquired from certified suppliers, used in making more than 300,000 sweet rolls and pastries for Liverpool’s restaurants and food areas.
Social footprint: We have an increasing percentage of women working at the company, and today they make up 60% of our workforce. We also support education through Liverpool Virtual University, which has study plans from primary school to master’s degree levels, all with validation from the Ministry of Education. More than 5,000 members of the Liverpool team have graduated, and today we are going one step further, opening the study programs to the general public.
Within our governance footprint, we want to put our ethics and values to work on a daily basis for everyone who works at El Puerto de Liverpool, and we recently created a compliance office and published, among other documents, a code of conduct. These actions earned us a ranking of 26th among the top 500 Companies Against Corruption 2020, according to the nonprofit group Mexicans against Corruption and Impunity, and published in Expansión magazine.
These achievements are the result of the teamwork between department stores and employees, suppliers, members of the supply chain, the public and customers, with whom Liverpool intends to continue working for the benefit of all.