We seek to grow alongside the communities that surround our operations, generating genuine relationships and promoting development.
In 2021 we achieved:
Community development projects
Community development projects
Contributing to the development of successful communities.
Water and sanitation projects
We support programs related to health, safety, water, and sanitation. In Nicaragua, with the project “Water for All”, we have benefitted more than 8,744 people in 17 communities and they now possess their own drinking water supply.
All of our operations have health clinics that offer primary care, ophthalmology, and dentistry services for our workers and their families. We have a health team of 150 people, including 1 epidemiologist, 2 occupational physicians, 2 public health specialists, 13 general practitioners, 2 nutritionists, 59 nurses, 1 paramedic and 56 health brigades.
In 2021, more than 51,000 medical consultations were carried out, and access to vaccines against Covid-19 was provided to employees and community members who wanted them.
Pantaleon Educational Centers.
Child Development Centers “Arcoíris del Futuro”.
Education programs for adults.
Technical skill trainings, entrepreneurship programs and allocation of seed capital.
In 2021, more than 4,000 people from surrounding communities received technical trainings to develop skills that allow them to earn additional income and potentially establish their own business. These courses include basic electronics for motorcycles, baking, beautician courses, among others. In Mexico, we also allocated seed capital to install bakeries and a water purification plant.
projects developed in the priority axis: water and sanitation, health, and education.
We promote education
We promote inclusive and equitable quality education for the children of our collaborators, as well as children and youth of the surrounding communities. We have three schools, one in Guatemala and two in Nicaragua, benefitting over 1,800 students. The schools provide a constructivist education called “Visionary Schools, Citizenship Builders” where children and young people are active participants in their training. This methodology supports the students’ self-esteem, making them agents of change within the school, their family, community and country. This program has been recognized nationally and internationally, with the “Corporate Citizen” award received in 2007 by the Organization of American States (OAS).
Reforestation campaign in Pantaleon´s school in Nicaragua.
Securing the future
Early childhood development centers
Support for education starts early. Early childhood development centers called, “Rainbow of the Future” provide comprehensive education, early stimulation, food security, and access and psychopedagogical care. It stimulates the development of motor skills and promotes health through school feeding programs and growth monitoring for children aged one to five years old.
Adult Education Programs
Pantaleon provides primary and basic education to its employees. In Guatemala, programs of literacy and academic leveling are provided during the harvest to the migrant workers. In Mexico, mill operators have the opportunity to receive these courses within classrooms equipped in the mill. These programs allow employees to continue their studies in order to access better opportunities both inside and outside the organization.
Collaborators receiving classes inside the facilities at Pánuco sugar mill, Mexico.
Connecting with our neighbors
At Pantaleon we listen to our neighbors and participate in round tables to find solutions to common problems.
We have a mechanism of communication and suggestions in which the communities can consult regarding our processes or report any incidence that we may have caused them.
The Social Development team of each sugar mill responds to all incidents in less than seventy-two hours.
Written mail: Addressed to the Department of Social Development.
In-person: For complaints made in-person, we follow up using a file record.
Visits to our operations
In 2022 this program was reestarted. So far over 200 people from over 50 different communities have visited our operations
Annual visits to the sugar mills
Developing neighboring communities
Since 1992, Pantaleon Foundation has contributed to the responsible development and quality of life of people through education, health and environmental projects. Created by members of the founding family, the Foundation supports communities of influence in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Mexico.