Through our social responsibility we seek to identify and work with stakeholders, building and maintaining relationships of trust and respect with each of them. Improve the Group’s competitiveness through management practices based on innovation, equal opportunities, productivity, profitability and sustainability. We challenge ourselves to develop CSR programs that generate opportunities for communities and support a culture of reconciliation, respect and trust towards the company. To participate and contribute effectively in improving the quality of life of our employees, community, suppliers, customers, contractors and authorities. To build strong ties with the communities where the Group operates and, in this way, generate trust and a sense of belonging.
Within the framework of its social responsibility strategy and its vision, Levapan has launched a program that seeks to contribute to the construction of peace in Colombia, supporting the victims of the armed conflict, contributing to the generation of opportunities, the improvement of income and the culture of an equitable, inclusive and reconciled country. This program trains armed conflict actors, including military personnel in prison and soldiers wounded in combat, in alliance with ANDI, the ARN and the Ministry of Defense, in basic bakery skills. It has 1,300 trained personnel.
We contribute to the reduction of wasted food, and nutrition for the most vulnerable population, through ABACO (Asociación de Bancos de Alimentos de Colombia), in which, according to the results of the annual sustainable waste management report from January to December, we managed to stand out for our participation with 32,572 kilos of food donated to 6 cities in Colombia. The objective of this initiative is to reduce losses and waste through food recycling and subsequent donation, allowing us to reduce waste generation, storage and destruction costs, thereby reducing CO2 emissions and promoting community development. The main motto of our ally in social responsibility is “No product is expired and nothing is destroyed” and that is how we at Grupo Levapan have contributed to this project, benefiting more than 2,525 people in 2019.