To contribute to improving the education of children and youth in the communities with which Grupo Nutresa interacts, by developing educational, leadership and management capabilities to face poverty and promote their sustainability, transformation and quality of life.
|Strengthen school management.||
Altogether, 480 schools were benefited by promoting learning communities where methodologies and management tools were shared to transform the institutional culture and permit better school performance. [G4-EC8]
|Promote the technological skills of teachers and directors.||
A total of 443 teachers and 50 directors in 19 educational institutions in eight departments in Colombia. [G4-SO1]
150 educational experiences in technology were conducted.
|Boost partnerships in education.|
|Strengthen corporate volunteering.|
|Promote school access and permanence.||
6,000 school kits were given to children in high social risk rural schools. [G4-EC8]
|Develop skills in the value chain of the Grupo Nutresa companies.||
Altogether, 34 organizations of small producers were strengthened in organizational, financial and technical skills.
The inclusive business strategy was boosted with communities at the base of the pyramid, such as Entrepreneurial Mothers, shopkeepers and sales–to–go workers.
Achieving sustainable conditions in the environment where the Grupo Nutresa companies conduct their operations is crucial to ensure continuity over time; therefore, the development of capacities allows creating social capital that empowers and facilitates overcoming risks such as poverty and inequality.
Investment in education is an opportunity to contribute to economic strengthening by permitting the advancement of society and the consolidation of a strong educational system that enables research, innovation and the development of competitive human capital.
Given the risks inherent to the conditions of insecurity in the regions where Grupo Nutresa operates, we conduct outreach initiatives with communities, promoting credibility, trust and acceptance. This facilitates the business operations and the transfer of knowledge, and ensures social value to the communities. G4-EC8
Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Grupo Nutresa’s management seeks to address social challenges and promote the development of capabilities to build a sustainable society; therefore, we have defined the following goals to be achieved by 2020:
|Projects to Build Capabilities||Goal 1,000|
Through educational management, plans will continue that seek to strengthen professional skills at the level of education, management and leadership, so that teachers and directors can improve students’ learning process and strengthen the school management system. G4-SO1
The strategy to support the most vulnerable communities in the areas of Grupo Nutresa’s commercial operation will be strengthened in the short and medium term, in search of safer conditions for the distribution and logistics of the portfolio of products. We will continue fostering partnerships with public entities and multilateral agencies to contribute to a inclusive andequitable quality education.
A success story to highlight is the partnership agreement with the Colombian Ministry of Education and its “All to Learn” (Todos a Aprender) Program, whereby Fundación Nutresa accompanies a path of educational quality in 100 schools with low academic performance in five departments. These efforts seek to improve the quality of education to generate opportunities for progress and competitiveness that contribute to closing equity gaps. G4-EC8 G4-SO1
To contribute to education, through its Foundation, Grupo Nutresa focuses management on improving educational quality and access through its own programs that transform human and social capital in low–income populations. Among these programs are Nutresa Quiere a los Niños, Líderes Siglo XXI and Oriéntate, el Mundo a un Clic.
This initiative seeks to bring the Organization to vulnerable communities with high insecurity rates. During 2015, the following results were achieved:
Nutresa quiere a los niños has benefitted 39 communities in seven departments in Colombia by promoting healthy lifestyles in 15,873 children and parents. It has also decreased situations of robbery and extortion in the distribution of the Organization’s products, which went from 301 cases in 2013 to 295 cases in 2015.
Fundación Nutresa develops an improvement map with schools, promoting learning communities that share management methodologies and tools, which – once implemented – contribute to transforming the institutional culture and better school performance.
The project encourages strengthening organizational leadership and management skills through which the school effectively manages improvement on State tests, dropouts, coverage and satisfaction of the educational community.
This initiative calls for corporate volunteering, through which professionals from different areas of the Organization are involved as trainers, evaluators and companions of the educational institutions.
During 2015, Fundación Nutresa accompanied 480 educational institutions in improving their school management processes.
This program develops teacher skills in the use and management of technological tools.
The process begins with collecting and analyzing information related to the level of technological appropriation by teachers in educational institutions, the technological equipment available and the levels of use thereof.
Also, training is conducted through a comprehensive model that includes teacher awareness and permanent accompaniment, according to the realities and needs of each.
In 2015, 443 teachers and 50 directors in 19 educational institutions in eight departments of Colombia were trained. Of the teacher participants, 85.8% obtained a performance equal to or greater than 70%.
Another management focus to develop capabilities is found in inclusive businesses, which are inserted in the Grupo Nutresa value chain and generate social and financial capital through sustainable economic initiatives. See details in the Chapters Sustainable Sourcing and Responsible Sales.
The Grupo Nutresa volunteer network consists of 10,979 employees who contribute time and money and promote spaces to develop and strengthen capabilities in both the volunteers and the target communities. Thus, around 150,852 persons have benefitted, through an investment of 27,333 hours, represented in the Company’s human capital, who make their knowledge and skills available to communities.
This is a space to train and accompany communities that seek to provide tools to volunteers and community leaders to enable them to generate value in their territories. The last year, 1,405 hours of training were invested for more than 39 community leaders. During 2015, “Aula Itinerante,” a new methodology that allows direct, timely response to the training needs of the Ice Cream Business marketers and which directly benefitted more than 430 independent vendors, was implemented.
This is the platform to recognize volunteers for their joint management. In 2015 more than 1,306 volunteers in 12 countries of the strategic region participated. This activity promotes the recognition and motivation of volunteers to continue participating in sustainable actions that have great impact on communities and that benefit the country’s development.