Our Approach & Commitments

Materiality-Based Sustainability Strategy

Our strategy was developed from an evidence-based assessment of our top material topics aligned with our purpose, intended impact and challenge-based approach to value creation.

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Climate Strategy

Water Strategy

Circular Economy

Pollution & Effluents Management


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Health & Safety

Community Empowerment

Employee Development, Engagement & Retention

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Human Rights

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Economic Performance

Risk Management
& Business Continuity

Good Governance
& Business Ethics

& Data Privacy

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Quality & Safety
of Products

Solutions for a
Sustainable Future

Innovation to Support
Sustainable Growth

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Value Chain

Responsible Value
Chain Management

Sustainable Sourcing





Sustainability Framework

Our strategy rests on three pillars, supported by specific action programs:

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Sustainable Solutions

Developing products and services with improved environmental performance and supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our solutions contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges:

  • Increasing food availability using less water, land and energy.
  • Contributing the transition to a low-carbon economy.
  • Providing access to water and sanitation infrastructure.
  • Connecting and empowering communities through better data access.


Impactful Ventures

Accelerating new technologies and business models for a net-positive world.

  • Supporting the development of new businesses and technologies through M&A, joint ventures and our VC fund: Orbia Ventures.
  • Driving the transition beyond a net zero world while strengthening our business value through strategic acquisitions.
  • Advancing innovative technologies that promote circularity, climate tech, agriculture and food tech, smart cities and energy storage.

Low-Impact & Resilient Operations

Seeking opportunities to minimize or eliminate negative impact, while implementing projects to become climate-resilient.

Optimizing Efficiency

Transitioning to Renewables

Water Stewardship

Reducing Waste

Embracing Circularity

Community Impact

Sustainability Governance

To ensure effective implementation of sustainability initiatives as well as collaboration across business groups, Orbia’s Board of Directors oversees and
provides guidance on Orbia’s ESG strategy, as previously reviewed by the Governance Committee.

Orbia manages its sustainability efforts through a matrix structure, with leadership and functional specialties held at global and corporate levels. Orbia’s vice president of Sustainability is a member of this leadership team, along with business group presidents, CFO and other key functional leaders. Each business group drives sustainability throughout its business, working closely with the corporate Sustainability team to implement corporate programs alongside business-specific opportunities.

Regular communications are shared with all employees via town hall-style meetings, and sustainability goals and targets are made part of all employees'  objectives and embedded into executive and senior management compensation.


Sustainability Council

This council is in charge of constructing, implementing and taking ownership of Orbia’s sustainability strategy, informed by internal and external best practices, and leveraging opportunities for cross-business cooperation where performance improvement can be accelerated. The council is composed of sustainability leads from all our business groups as well as operations experts and thematic sub-groups.


Orbia’s Sustainability Goals

We have defined a set of ambitious sustainability goals for 2025, 2030, and 2050 in diverse impact areas covering climate change, air emissions, environmental and waste management, and safety. Also, Orbia has issued Sustainability-Linked Bonds, linked to our SOx emissions reduction target.


Climate Action

We have defined our Climate Action framework based on our understanding of our physical and transitional climate change risks and opportunities, in alignment with TCFD recommendations. Our Climate Action pillars drive practical actions embedded in our innovation, manufacturing, distribution and life-cycle approach.


Water Stewardship

We are committed to Water Stewardship by joining the UN CEO Water Mandate and the Open Call to Accelerate Water Action, promoting the responsible use of water in the places we operate. Orbia is also a longtime supporter of Water Funds, which promote water security in Latin America through watershed-level action.