Developing capabilities and education

DEVELOPING CAPABILITIES AND EDUCATION

G4-DMA

Purpose

Handing out of school kits at Buenaventura. Valle, Colombia.

Handing out of school kits at Buenaventura. Valle, Colombia.

 

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.

Strategy and Progress 2015

Strategy Progress 2015
Strengthen school management. ico_f_verde

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. ico_f_verdeOscuro

A total of 443 teachers and 50 directors in 19 educational institutions in eight departments in Colombia. [G4-SO1]

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150 educational experiences in technology were conducted.

Boost partnerships in education. ico_f_verdeA

100 low performing schools, located in areas of poverty in five departments in Colombia, were trained in quality with the Colombian Ministry of Education. [G4-EC8] [G4-SO1]

Strengthen corporate volunteering. ico_f_amarillo

A total of 10,979 Grupo Nutresa employees accompanied and advised 18,696 social initiatives to develop skills in low–income communities. [G4-EC8] [G4-SO1]

Promote school access and permanence. ico_f_naranja

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. ico_f_rojo

Altogether, 34 organizations of small producers were strengthened in organizational, financial and technical skills.

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The inclusive business strategy was boosted with communities at the base of the pyramid, such as Entrepreneurial Mothers, shopkeepers and sales–to–go workers.

The indicator G4-EC8 is linked to the goals. SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 8 SDG 10 SDG 17

Risks and Opportunities

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

Future Perspectives

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
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Nutrition
  • Adoption of healthy lifestyles.
  • Implementation of best manufacturing practices in food banks and community soup kitchens.
120
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Education
  • Improvement of the quality index in educational institutions.
  • Assimilation and application of technological tools in the teaching/learning process.
763
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Income Generation
  • Promotion of inclusive businesses.
  • Improvement of the organizational capacity of the initiatives supported in the value chain.
87
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Volunteering
  • Promotion of employee volunteer actions that leverage social management in communities.
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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.

Remarkable Achievements

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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

Progress 2015

Beneficiaries of the Pre-K English Program in Medellín, Colombia.

Beneficiaries of the Pre-K English Program in Medellín, Colombia.

 

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.

NUTRESA QUIERE A LOS NIÑOS

This initiative seeks to bring the Organization to vulnerable communities with high insecurity rates. During 2015, the following results were achieved:

  • Increased recognition and trust in Grupo Nutresa and its brands, facilitating logistics operations.
  • Development of social actions to promote healthy lifestyles in the communities benefitted.
  • Delivery of school kits to children in rural schools located in inaccessible areas to encourage school attendance.
  • Integration of employees with communities through corporate volunteering.
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Years
1994-2012
112,286
2,476
435
2,404
2013
5,986
147
33
251
2014
5,693
102
36
240
2015
6,000
137
14
228
Total
129,965
2,862
518
3,122
Years
1994-2012
2013
2014
2015
Total
Children Attended
112,286
5,986
5,693
6,000
129,965
Schools
2,476
147
102
137
2,862
Municipalities
435
33
36
14
518
Investment
2,404
251
240
228
3,122

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.

PROYECTO EDUCATIVO LÍDERES SIGLO XXI G4-EC8 G4-SO1

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.

Nearly 1,300 schools have been linked to the program program and more than 4,000 directors and teachers have benefitted since 1994.

ORIÉNTATE EL MUNDO A UN CLIC G4-EC8 G4-SO1

Teachers from the Educational Institution La Niña María from the municipality of Caloto, Colombia. Beneficiaries of the Orientate, the world at a click program.

Teachers from the Educational Institution La Niña María from the municipality of Caloto, Colombia. Beneficiaries of the Orientate, the world at a click program.

 

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%.

DEVELOPMENT OF CAPABILITIES IN THE VALUE CHAIN

Salomé training program at Helados Bon, Dominican Republic.

Salomé training program at Helados Bon, Dominican Republic.

 

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.

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING, A STRATEGY TO DEVELOP CAPABILITIES

Volunteers celebrating International Volunteer Day at the Educational Institution Pedro Luis Villa. Medellín, Colombia.

Volunteers celebrating International Volunteer Day at the Educational Institution Pedro Luis Villa. Medellín, Colombia.

 

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.

PROGRAMA AULA

Educational Institution Celmira Bueno de Orejuela in Cali, Colombia, with several Grupo Nutresa education programs implemented.

Educational Institution Celmira Bueno de Orejuela in Cali, Colombia, with several Grupo Nutresa education programs implemented.

 

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.

THE POWER OF 1,000

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.

Chile

Chile.

Colombia.

Colombia.

Costa Rica.

Costa Rica.

El Salvador.

El Salvador.

United States.

United States.

Guatemala.

Guatemala.

Mexico.

Mexico.

Nicaragua.

Nicaragua.

Panama.

Panama.

Peru.

Peru.

Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic.