Mexico.- It is 2023, Gruma, the world’s leading Mexican company in the production of nixtamalized corn flour, tortillas and wraps, is celebrating 74 years since its founding; At the time in which it has stood out for its constant innovation in each of its plants in favor of taking care of the environment.
In this sense, ahead of the next World Environment Day, June 5, it is worth noting that the company has made the most of all its operations, especially in the use of renewable energy and reducing pollutants.
According to the company’s most recent sustainability report, renewable energy consumption grew from 0.005593 GJx106 in 2019 to 0.005841 in 2021, reflecting Gruma’s commitment to sustainability and responsible practices as well as supporting the planet and its natural resources Is.
The foregoing implied an increase of 4.4% in the last two years in the consumption of renewable energy, i.e. solar, wind and geothermal energy.
Similarly, the Mexican Gruma achieved a water consumption reduction of 239 mm liters during 2021, some of its plants to change the corn cooking equipment to change the process batch, in favor of global sustainability and climate change prevention. Continuous in .
According to its 2021 Sustainability Report, Gruma maintains continuous investment in the development and implementation of technology in its production plants that allows for a more efficient use of the critical liquid, thus complying with the highest quality standards in its extraction and discharge processes Yes, minimizes the possible. Impact on the environment in its operation.
Gruma continues to investigate corn cooking processes with less water to reduce its use, and tertiary water treatment has been analyzed to increase the reuse rate of treated water at the company’s plants.
Through the implementation of these and other measures, such as the installation of high-efficiency cooking units, a reduction in water consumption of 239 mm liters per year was achieved, which is equivalent to supplying a population of 4,600 residents. Considering the consumption of 140 liters per person per day.
Gruma, on the other hand, is self-sufficient in the design, manufacture of wastewater treatment equipment and processes, and has developed a wastewater treatment system for cooking corn (Nejayot).
It should be noted that Gruma corn cooking technology reduces water usage by 70 percent from 5.07 cubic meters per ton of corn to 1.5 cubic meters per ton of corn compared to the traditional method.
The foregoing has led the company to become the world leader in the production of corn flour tortillas and wraps, which in this case deserves various recognitions, placing Gruma as a company before investors, customers, competitors and society in general. lies in that which is beyond its producer. activities, committed to a responsible, ethical, eco-friendly and committed to community management.