Sustainability is an integral part of Orbia’s commitment to advance life around the world. Quite simply, we aim to give rather than take. On our path to become a purpose-driven, future-fit organization, we’re working with governments, the private sector, and local not-for-profit organizations around the world to help bring about a more livable future. Because together, we can push the boundaries for a better tomorrow.

In 2018, Orbia joined the UN Global Compact, which encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices.

Sustainability Report 2018

Last year our company not only continued to grow profitably but evolved in ways that truly foster sustainable development. In 2018, we welcomed Daniel Martínez-Valle as our new CEO and closed the largest acquisition in our history—that of the Israeli company Netafim, whose drip irrigation system is helping farmers to grow more with less and tackle the challenge of food scarcity. Find out more about our commitment to sustainability in our 2018 Sustainability Report. It was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and includes our communication on progress to the UN Global Compact and how we are addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


2018: Sustainability EN
2017: Sustainability EN  -  Sustentabilidad ES
2016: Sustainability EN  -  Sustentabilidad ES
2015: Sustainability EN  -  Sustentabilidad ES

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Member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

In 2019, Orbia has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in the materials category for the MILA Pacific Alliance Index.


2019 Latin Trade Index Americas Sustainability Award

Latin Trade has honored Orbia as one of the most sustainable companies in Latin America, granting us the 2019 Sustainability Award for our innovative work in the area of irrigation.


2019 Social Responsibility Award

We are honored to announce that, for the twelfth year in a row, Orbia has received the award for social responsibility, delivered by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI).


2019 World Changing Ideas Award

Orbia is proud to announce that the plastic pollution-reducing project PlasticRoad received an honorable mention in the Spaces, Places and Cities category of the 2019 World Changing Ideas awards.



Contribute to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050

We signed the Business Ambition 1.5 °C pledge and joined the UN and global leaders to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

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Respect Climate

We completed our first TCFD-aligned climate risk assessment of our operations and are integrating it as part of the strategic planning of our business groups.

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Water Care

We committed to water stewardship by joining the UN CEO Water Mandate and promoting the responsible use of water in the places we operate.

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