GUATEMALA CITY– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Dit is een van onze principes bij Agroaceite, zoals opgemerkt door José Javier Aguirre, Corporate Director van het tropische oliebedrijf.
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“Sinds Agroaceite werd opgericht, is de visie op sociale verantwoordelijkheid duidelijk. Onze belangrijkste troef zijn onze medewerkers en onze beste bondgenoten zijn de gemeenschappen. Naarmate Agroaceite slaagt, moeten gemeenschappen zich in dezelfde mate ontwikkelen”, aldus Aguirre.
Dit is de reden waarom Agroaceite zich ertoe verbindt, niet alleen om fatsoenlijke banen te bieden aan zijn medewerkers, die meestal inwoners zijn van de naburige gemeenschappen, maar ook om samen te werken met de Community Development Councils (COCODE, door het Spaanse acroniem), scholen, gemeenschapsleiders en lokale belanghebbenden in de collectieve zoektocht naar ontwikkelingsoplossingen voor het welzijn van de gemeenschappen.
“If Agroaceite Grows, Our Communities Grow, Too”
GUATEMALA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This is one of our principles at Agroaceite, as pointed out by José Javier Aguirre, Corporate Director of the tropical oil company.
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Agroaceite’s Human Development Center facilities. “Some time ago I had the opportunity to visit Agroaceite ́s medical center, which is managed in collaboration with the University of Colorado. I was pleasantly impressed by the high quality service offered to the surrounding community. This is a good example of the kind of impact that RSPO certification aims to achieve: to improve people’s quality of life within the company ́s area of influence.” FRANCISCO NARANJO, RSPO Representative for Latin America. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Since Agroaceite was founded, the vision of social responsibility has been clear. Our main asset is our employees, and our best allies are the communities. As Agroaceite succeeds, communities must develop to the same extent,” Aguirre said.
This is why Agroaceite is committed, not only to provide decent jobs to its collaborators, who are mostly inhabitants of the neighboring communities, but also to collaborate with the Community Development Councils (COCODE, by its Spanish acronym), schools, community leaders and local stakeholders in the collective search for development solutions for the communities’ well-being.
Agroaceite has set up a Human Development Center for the communities, with medical clinics and programs for mothers and children. The center is managed and staffed by physicians from the University of Colorado, USA, as well as Guatemalan physicians. This project was honored by RSPO in 2019.
The General Secretary of RSPO granted Gustavo Bolaños, COO of Agroaceite, the RSPO Excellence Award 2019 in the category of Community Impact for the implementation of the “Human Development Center” project. Regarding Bolaños’ project, he said, “This reflects the company’s integral vision of providing access to high quality education and health care.” The RSPO Impact Report 2019 mentions the recognition of Agroaceite (Page 38).
About the Human Development Center, Francisco Naranjo, RSPO Representative for Latin America, said, “I was pleasantly impressed by the high quality service offered to the surrounding community. This is a good example of the kind of impact that RSPO certification aims to achieve: to improve people’s quality of life within the company’s area of influence.”
Agroaceite’s most recent social project involves the community of Tres Cruces, in the area of Manchón Guamuchal. They were provided with supplies and cement transportation by boat to remodel the health center. The floor was cast with cement, concrete benches were installed so people would not have to wait standing up, restrooms were rebuilt and paint was donated to allow the health center to provide its services in a more suitable and comfortable environment.
In addition, food was donated to benefit 111 families at Las Tres Cruces, contributing to the relief of the crisis they had due to COVID-19. Learn more about other Agroaceite’s community projects.