We believe that education is a pillar of our society and that is why in an effort to guarantee better access and a better quality of education we have assigned a total of twelve teachers in our area of influence throughout the year, ensuring the availability of teachers in schools and a consistent and suitable education.
Because of our desire to give back to the communities that surround us and provide the workforce to our company and whom put in hard work and dedication on a day-to-day basis, we decided to carry out medical sessions free of charge every year to ensure that our communities can get the care and help they need. In addition, we have health clinics and trained personnel to attend to any emergency that may arise in our facilities, which always remain accessible to our collaborators and also to the residents of the communities nearby who need basic health services.
Together with the health departments of the municipalities, we raise awareness with health campaigns directed at our workers related to topics such as HIV, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and family planning.
We contribute to the nearby communities through a program dedicated to supporting recreational activities and sports for all ages. We also encourage religious and cultural events and activities in which communities can freely express their cultural identity.
In coordination with the Food and Nutrition Security Policy of Guatemala we support communities through the urbanization of streets, increasing the means of access to food and other basic services. Within our possibilities, we also seek to create new job opportunities, prioritizing hiring from our neighboring communities, and creating new income opportunities that allow populations with low food security and high poverty levels to have the economic resources necessary to acquire basic food. Hand in hand with the Ministry for Social Development we have also designed the "My First Job Program" where we commit ourselves to training people in the different activities related to palm cultivation with the aim that they can grow personally and professionally, and with the hopes that we can integrate them in the future to our team or lead the way for them to be part of another company in the agricultural sector.