AgroAmérica held free HIV medical event days in its palm oil plantations in the southwestern part of the country. Over 180 employees voluntarily submitted themselves to an HIV test and received disease prevention training. Agroamerica has an HIV / AIDS policy, where there is no discrimination and the rights of the people affected are respected, [...]
AgroAmerica participated in the VIII National Corporate Social Responsibility Forum: The Future of Business Ethics in Guatemala, organized by the Corporate Social Responsibility Action Center (CentraRSE) in Guatemala. This forum is the only annual national meeting where companies, government institutions, civil society, academia and international organizations share experiences and discuss Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR as [...]
To provide safe drinking water to more than 11,000 school children, and thus avoid gastrointestinal infections, AgroAmerica donated 400 ecological filters (ecofiltros) to rural schools in Escuintla, San Marcos, Retalhuleu and Quetzaltenango, where the majority of children of AgroAmerica’s employees attend school. The company Ecofiltro trained school officials, teachers, members of the COCODEs (Community Development [...]
WASH and Agroamerica have joined forces to tackle one of the factors considered to be a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in Guatemala: lack of drinkable water. According to Guatemala’s latest national statistics, 25% of families have no access to potable water. In this context, WASH -with its wide experience in water and [...]
Aldea Los Encuentros. Nine midwives from Agroamérica’s neighboring communities were trained by doctors from the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado, United States. Six of them are already certified by the Ministry of Health, while the remaining three are in the certification process. According to Hilda Alvarado, social worker of Agroamérica’s Human Development [...]
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AGROAMERICA PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “TOWARDS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ALONG SUPPLY CHAINS”, IN PRAGUE.
Guatemala, November 2012. Bernardo Roehrs, director of Agroamerica’s Corporate Affairs, participated in the conference “Towards Corporate Social Responsibility along the supply chain: How and why should companies behave responsibly” which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, last month. This conference was held on International Day of the Eradication of Poverty and the participants included civil [...]