San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, Mexico, April 25, 2012 - Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. ("Vitro" or "the Company") (BMV: VITROA) wishes to inform that four of its affiliates: Vidrio y Cristal, Vitro Automotriz, Industria del Álcali as well as Vitro Envases (Vidriera Los Reyes), were duly acknowledged by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTWI) among its Best Places to Work listing for 2012.
Vidrio y Cristal was acknowledged in 17th place, out of 69 businesses in the 50 to 500 Employees Category. The other three, which qualified in the 501-5,000 employee category, placed on the 57th, 69th and 80th slots respectively, out of 100 business entries.
When addressing this acknowledgement, Hugo A. Lara García, Vitro CEO stated: “It is a great honor that Vitro is once again present in this ranking of Mexico’s best businesses to work in, especially in today’s challenging environment. This speaks volumes of the consistency within the Company, one that considers its employees and collaborators as its most valuable asset. Being part of this select group of employers is a consequence of hard work and a joint effort to create a healthy and trustworthy work environment.”
He emphasized that beyond whatever products and services the Company produces; the most valuable component a corporation holds is its people.
“It’s because of this that I wish to personally recognize all company employees, staff and collaborators for their sense of loyalty and commitment. For over 100 years, Vitro has always been concerned with being one of the best options for employment, building a work environment that favors the development of its collaborator’s professional potential” he concluded.
Javier Uriegas De León, Human Development and Quality Vice President, said: “In Vitro, we are committed to even greater efforts to nurture and reward human- capital, thus fostering its true development; and as a consequence nurturing the growth of the Company’s value itself. This way, we are continuously reinforcing both professional and emotional ties between the Company and our employees and collaborators.”
He added that the support of employees and staff of participating businesses, as well as their Human Resources departments and plant unions, had been an invaluable contribution that resulted in the acknowledgement of being among the best businesses to work in.
“It’s due to them, their effort, dedication and exemplary solidarity that we may today again address this accomplishment, which is made for a second consecutive year.”
The GPTWI evaluation is made based-on the results of a survey undertaken amongst the Company’s employees and staff, as well as an analysis of the practices and policies linked to their human capital administration. Broadly speaking, they evaluate: credibility, respect, impartiality, as well as pride and workplace solidarity.
This classification is made annually in over 40 countries around the world, including Mexico. The process of analysis, evaluation and certification is considered to be amongst the most important and thorough in the world. This ranking’s objective is to facilitate the gestation of knowledge and the sharing of experiences amongst all those corporations that recognize that the way to obtain the best results in business is to improve the quality of their workplace itself.
Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the leading glass manufacturer in Mexico and one of the world’s major glass companies, backed by more than 100 years of experience in the industry. Founded in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico, the company currently has subsidiaries in America and Europe, which offer quality products and reliable services to meet the needs of two different types of business: glass containers and flat glass. Companies of Vitro produce, process, distribute and market a wide range of glass articles which are part of the daily life of thousands of people. Vitro offers solutions for multiple markets including food, drinks, wines, liquors, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, as well as for the architectural and automotive sectors. The company is also a supplier of raw materials, machinery and equipment for industrial use. As a socially responsible company, Vitro implements various initiatives to contribute in improving the quality of life of its employees, providing support to the communities where it is present, preserving the environment and favoring an ethical and transparent management. For more information, please consult the website: http://www.vitro.com
For further information, please contact:
Roberto Riva Palacio
Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
+ (52) 81-8863-1661
Liz Cohen / Michael Gonda
(212) 445-8044 / 8275
Jesús N. Medina
Vitro S.A.B. de C.V.
+ (52) 81-8863-1730
Kay Breakstone /
(646) 452-2332 / 2334