Citizen Participation Group (GPC)

Prior to this exercise, GPC was furnished with the benchmark report made by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) for Petróleos Mexicanos, as well as the comparison of the results prepared by the state-owned company such information was used to hold a meeting in which it was presented to the SAM methodological group. Based on this information, the GPC

identified the subjects of interest to draw up questions in accordance with the following priorities:


High priority

Commitment with stakeholders, codes of conduct/corruption and bribes, social impact in communities, requirements for suppliers, operational eco-efficiency and climatic change strategy.


Average priority

Transparency, environmental management systems, corporate citizenship and philanthropy.


Most important recommendations by GPC

  • The exercise cannot be limited to just producing grades, Pemex must have a group that implements the GPC recommendations and helps internalize the effort
  • It is necessary to provide a strategic vision of social responsibility within Pemex, although this is an important issue for any company’s strategy, for Petróleos Mexicanos, as a public company, it is even more important to understand the dimension
  • Solid and objective mechanisms are required to monitor and evaluate compliance with corporate social responsibility
  • It is advisable to avoid a defensive or reactive attitude in the responses
  • It is advisable to systematize and standardize the diagnoses of the social environment for all of Pemex Subsidiary Entities
  • It is advisable to establish specific communications strategies for the following stakeholders: communities and production groups, contractors, suppliers and franchisees and indigenous groups
  • Information certified by third parties should be obtained during the process and not only at the end of it
  • Meetings should be held with the Pemex group with which the dialogue workshop was carried out in order to provide feedback for the process and determine what can be improved and how (resources, best practices, etc.)


“We are a civil society group, independent, with experience and knowledge on subjects like social responsibility and sustainability, made up of people from the academic field, social organizations, international governmental and corporate organizations, who collaborate as honorary participants so that Petróleos Mexicanos may improve its actions when exercising social and environmental responsibility”



Gustavo Alanís Ortega

Director of Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental A.C. (CEMDA).


Antonio Azuela de la Cueva

Member of the Governing Board of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) and the Centro Interdisciplinario de Biodiversidad y Ambiente (CeIBA)


Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia

Chief Environmental Economist of the World Bank (WB)


Verania Chao Rebolledo

Collaborates as an Officer of Energy and Environmental Programmes of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


Eduardo Bohórquez

Director of Transparencia Mexicana (TM), México Chapter of Transparency International, the global anticorruption coalition.


Valeria Enríquez

Consultant of the Office in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in México, liaison with Mexican civil society.


Exequiel Ezcurra Real de Azúa

Director of the University of California Institute for México and the United States (UC Mexus).


Boris Graizbord Ed

Coordinator of the Program of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development and the Environment, LEAD-México, El Colegio de México (COLMEX).


Ana Luisa Guzmán y López Figueroa

Executive Secretary of the Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), as from March 2010, Technical Secretary for the Biodiversity Fund.


Alejandro Lorea Hernández

Executive Director of the Comisión de Estudios del Sector Privado para el Desarrollo Sustentable (CESPEDES).


Leticia Merino Pérez

Tenured “B” Researcher, definitive in the Institute of Social Investigations of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM).


Pablo Mulás del Pozo

Executive Director of the World Energy Council, Mexico Chapter (WEC.MEX).


Enrique Provencio Durazo

Member of the National Consultation Council of the Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), and of the Consejo Consultivo del Observatorio de Política Social.


Rodolfo Sagahón Velasco

Coordinator of the United Nations Global Compact in Mexico (UNGC).


Response evaluation

QUESTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Commitment with stakeholders
1. What systems does Pemex have to identify the impact of its activities on diverse stakeholders?                  
1A. Who are the stakeholders?                  
1B. How does Pemex take into account the participation of the stakeholders in the design and implementation of its programs to manage the impact of its activities?                  
1C. How is the effectiveness of the accords reach assessed?                  
2. Is there a defined strategy for communications and to present the results in the Pemex report that takes into
account the varied concerns and characteristics of the stakeholders?
Social impact on communities
3. Does Pemex establish a previous relationship with indigenous communities or just ex-post?                  
4. In its relations with indigenous communities and stakeholders, have the environmental human rights that are so often violated or are impacted as a result of the company’s activities been taken into account?                  
Corporate citizens / philanthropy
5. Does Pemex have a specific area to follow up on social responsibility measures through third parties?                  
6. What mechanisms does Pemex use to monitor and assess corporate social responsibility measures carried out
through third parties?
Requirements for suppliers
7. How does Petróleos Mexicanos plan to develop its suppliers and increase their national content, without
neglecting the basic goal of maximizing their economic value?
8. Does the company require (or demand) environmental regulations and performance criteria to its suppliers?                  
Operational eco -efficiency
9. Does Pemex have a specific strategy to improve the eco-efficiency of its operations?                  
9A. How is compliance with the corresponding objectives ensured?                  
9B. What instruments does the company use to motivate and train employees to promote compliance with the eco-efficiency goals and objectives?                  
9C. What information is available on the matter?, e.g. What is the historic trend and future projection of the energy intensity of the operations regarding the goal planned?                  
10. Furnish the energy intensity data on the six refineries and the natural gas flaring data on platforms for the years 2005 to 2010, inclusive, in order to see the trend.                  
Environmental management system
11. What does Pemex do firstly to avoid and then remedy the impact on the communities where it operates?                  
12. Is there a quality assurance program for processes related to the company’s environmental goals?                  
13. What indexes did Pemex use in the 2010 fiscal year to measure and accredit compliance levels with
environmental regulations before national and local authorities?
14. Is there a project to encourage the use of these indexes and to comply with and improve on them in order to respond to Mexico’s international commitments and also those arising from COP16?                  
15. Specifically regarding fines and closures by Procuraduría Federal de Protección Ambiental, what are the statistics for the last five years?                  
16. What actions-measures is the company taking to comply with Standard 086 in due time and form?                  
Code of Ethics / Corruption and bribery
17. What policies does Pemex follow to prevent and fight corruption?                  
17A. Are there internal and external evaluations that make it possible to verify the application of policies to prevent and fight corruption?                  
17B. What measures, derived from such evaluations, have been implemented and make it possible to guarantee the effectiveness of the preventive and corrective measures?