Vitro Vidrio y Cristal Mexicali is acknowledged among the best companies to work in Northwest Mexico

Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), leading glass manufacturer in Mexico, reports that in the framework of events of Innovative Tijuana 2012, Vitro´s Vidrio y Cristal Plant located in the city of Mexicali, was acknowledged in the ranking of the Great Places to Work® 2012 with less than 1000 employees in the Northwestern Region.During the ceremony held at the IMAX Dome of the Tijuana Cultural Center, the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTWI) presented the recognition that places Vitro´s Vidrio y Cristal Mexicali Plant in the 9th place of the great places to work for in the Northwestern part of the country, which includes companies based in the states of Sinaloa, Durango, Chihuahua, Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur.Upon receiving this award, Javier Gutiérrez López, Vitro´s Vidrio y Cristal Plant Manager stated: “For all of us who work in this plant, it is very important that an external entity and a specialist in the field, recognizes us among the best companies to work for, confirming the results we have achieved in our internal assessments of Quality of Life at Work, which motivates us to strengthen our commitment to move forward on human nature, work environment, safety, and teamwork issues”.He added: “This achievement is a reflection of the excellent work environment in our facilities, which was confirmed through the surveys the Great Place to Work Institute applied amongst our staff.

Therefore, it is important to thank and congratulate all of our employees, who are primarily responsible that we have a favorable environment to achieve the challenges we face every day.”

Meanwhile, Francisco Rodríguez González, Human Resources General Manager of Vitro´s Flat Glass business unit said: “I am convinced that this award is a very important incentive to continue working to constantly improve the quality of life of the staff, since there is no doubt that a good working environment reflects in higher productivity and employee’s commitment”.

In representation of Vitro´s Mexicali staff, the following received this important recognition: Biridiana Cabrales, Raw Materials Supervisor; Fernando Simental, Maintenance Technician (Supervisor and Maximum Safety Employee for September, respectively); Alejandro Ruiz, from Human Resources Management and Porfirio Martínez, by the Union.

The Great Place to Work Institute produces annual lists of the best places to work in more than 40 countries around the world –including the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, among others. The GPTWI evaluation is made based on the results of a survey undertaken amongst the Company´s employees, as well as an analysis of the practices and policies linked to their human capital administration. They evaluate credibility, respect, impartiality, as well as pride and workplace solidarity.

600450 Vitro Vidrio y Cristal Mexicali is acknowledged among the best companies to work in Northwest Mexico
Date: 5 November 2012

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