Our Social Programs
We work every day to meet sustainable business standards. This means that we must accomplish competitiveness and profitability while ensuring responsible management of the environment and caring for our workers and their communities. Corporate social responsibility cuts across the Sol79 operations.
We have created a CSR program consistent with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "On September 25, 2015, world leaders adopted a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
For these goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.
Thus, we created a corporate social responsibility program to help achieve the SDGs, with a focus on global labor standards, education and training, health and food security, human development, credit unions, community development, and the protection of natural resources.
At Sol79, human resources are of utmost importance.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility Program
Our CSR program consists of several specific programs focused on our employees and their families, community development and the environment.
At Sol79, human resources are of utmost importance, which is why we have developed a "living wage" program to offer our workers favorable working conditions and benefits that go beyond the requirements of local laws.
We invest in our people to give them a better quality of life and empower them to participate in the development of their communities.
We believe in local development, because a company cannot be sustainable in the medium and long terms unless the communities where it operates develop. This is the driving force behind our community development initiatives.
We also believe in working in partnerships to take advantage of all strengths and resources.
We have partnered with the University of Colorado and work hand in hand with central and local governments and civil society organizations, while we support micro and small businesses.
Our Environmental Commitment
At Sol79 we are aware that we need to care for our natural resources and we strive to implement environmental conservation initiatives, among them:
Carbon Capture & Renewable Clean Energy.
- Captures 33,000 MT/year of CO2.
- Produces 7.5MW/hr of clean energy and 170 MW in three different countries.
Water Efficiency & Recycling Efforts.
- Reduced water usage by 26% in its banana operations
- Reduced plastic usage by 66%.
Nature preservation & Biodiversity.
- Reforested 450 hectares of land and 1,000 hectares of land is registered as private forest reserves.