Industria Limpia Certification
in our three plants

We respect and thoroughly protect our planet and its resources. All of our operations are aligned with our Comprehensive Environmental Plan, in order to fulfill our commitment to sustainability.

The plan involves a set of key performance indicators to reduce our consumption of water and energy and our generation of waste and hazardous emissions. We have Clean industry Certification from the Mexican Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) at our three plants.

Waste management and compost

Since 2005, Cuervo holds an agreement with AMIFAC and Semarnat for the recollection of the agrochemical containers’ program. Besides, Cuervo has a collection center in Tequila for agrochemical containers.

We have two composting centers at Rancho San Juan (in the Altos region of Jalisco) where 22,465 metric tons of compost were produced between January and December 2016, and 18,926 metric tons between January and July 2017. The Rancho Todos Santos composting center (in the Tequila region) produced 1,500 metric tons of compost between July and December 2016, and 204,236 metric tons between January and June 2017.

Our bottling and composting facilities, as well as waste management processes, comply with all the industry’s regulations regarding health, management and quality:

  • General law on ecological balance and environmental protection
  • General law on prevention and comprehensive management of waste
  • Regulation of the general law on prevention and comprehensive management of waste
  • State law on ecological balance and environmental protection
  • State law on comprehensive waste management

For composting centers:

  • NOM-161-SEMARNAT-2011
  • NAE-SEMADES-007/2008

For containers:

  • NOM-052-SEMARNAT-2005
  • NOM-053-SEMARNAT-1993
  • NOM-055-SEMARNAT-2003

After we use agrochemicals in our fields, all these containers go through a thorough cleansing process called “triple cleanse”; subsequently, they are shipped to our collection center where they are sorted according to each container’s material. Once they are classified and compacted, the “Campo Limpio” program –a strategic partner to achieve sustainability in the processes– recycles them.


Cuervo strives for underground water collection and recovery; therefore, it plants a great amount of trees and progressive flora. Some of the actions we take to ensure this are:

in Tequila

coordinated by the
operations unit and
Reforestemos México, A.C.

Reforestation in
Tequila municipality

young adults work camp in 2005

of operations

to EXTRA, A.C. in
Guadalajara in order to
reforest the spring forest

Reforestation agreement

Agricultural Unit in 2005

Reforestation of
Tequila and La Laja

communities with the
participation of employees,
their families and community
members in 2011

of land

in the Tequila
region in 2005