General Motors has just been recognized as the automotive company with the best corporate reputation in Mexico, the second largest automotive market in Latin America after Brazil. The automaker led the “Companies and Leaders with the Best Corporate Reputation in Mexico in 2021” ranking within the automotive sector in the Latin country.
In fact, GM Mexico has lead the list for the sixth consecutive year, which highlights the automotive companies with the best corporate reputation both in their relationship with employees, business associates, suppliers and the authorities within the country. The ranking was recently published by Merco, the Business Monitor of Corporate Reputation according to its acronym in Spanish.
“We are very honored to receive this recognition for the sixth time. These results are proof of the great work that the entire team does,” said Director of Communication and Public Relations of GM Mexico, Teresa Cid, in a statement. “General Motors will remain committed to always doing the right thing and taking care of our employees, distributors, suppliers, customers, communities, and all audiences with whom we come in contact,” she added.
This is Merco Empresas y Líderes México’s ninth edition recognizing the companies and executives with the best business reputation in the largest country in Hispanic America. The instance evaluated companies from 25 sectors such as food, telecommunications, financial and automotive to establish the “2021 General Ranking of Companies” where GM Mexico ranked 23rd, climbing 19 spots compared to the 42nd position it obtained in 2020.
In addition, the President and CEO of GM Mexico, Francisco Garza, was ranked 35th in the Merco 2021 General Ranking of Leaders that measures business reputation within the Mexican territory. The list is made up of a total of 100 executives from various industries in the country and the top leader of GM’s local subsidiary was present for the second consecutive year, after being appointed to the position in September 2019.
Merco is the corporate monitor benchmark in Latin America – it includes Brazil, Spain and Portugal – which has been evaluating the reputation of companies and their leaders for two decades. It is a reputational evaluation instrument and the first audited monitor in the world founded in 2000, which performs its rankings using a multisectoral methodology composed of 6 evaluations, 16 information sources and more than 4,800 surveys.
GM Mexico currently operates four manufacturing plants, an aftermarket support facility and an engineering center, which tailors the company’s products to the needs of Mexican users and develops components for the global supply chain. In addition to being the main producer and exporter of vehicles in Mexico, GM is also the largest employer in the Mexican automotive industry with some 21,000 direct jobs.