Program Procaps for a Healthy Citizen
We are committed with decisions and leadership in a Corporate Social Responsible Program that addresses all Social Responsibility indicators identified by the Global Pact and the Standard SA 8000. Social Responsibility aims at building a strong value system within the organization, leading to develop actions to improve the quality of life for employees of the company and all stakeholders in the long term.
In this sense, we have launched the Program Procaps for a Healthy Citizen with the clear purpose of improving health indicators among its employees and then extend it to the general public.
With this program we assume publicly our commitment to corporate social responsibility, in accordance with our policy, and supporting one of the basic strategies of the OMS in building healthy citizens such as health promotion, defined as socializing habits and practices that prevent disease, build healthy environments and health vision in a collective way, not in an individual form.
With the goal of promoting the spirit of solidarity among Procaps contributors to the community and those in need, since 2007 we voluntarily settled a group of people sensitive to the cause, which we call, NETWORKS. Some support activities with input from monies deducted from payroll and others provide free time for the development of activities in the community.
The objective of this program is based on modifying the eating patterns of employees through appropriate nutrition education to the requirements of the OMS to contribute to a healthy life and reduce the risk of chronic non-transmittable diseases associated with an unhealthy diet.
With this initiative we also want to change sedentary habits by implementing sports and recreational activities that contribute to improving the physical and mental health, and change habits related to mental health issues related to relaxation, stress management, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, use of alcohol and snuff, responsible sexuality and leisure management through building a life plan that integrates the individual life, family, work and citizenship.
Encourage the proper handling of promotion services and health prevention, as well as the proper use of health services within our employees and in communities surrounding the Company.
On the other hand, we encourage the establishment of healthy and supportive environments that promote the physical, emotional, social and spiritual health of the working population in both their work and family environment. We instruct employees in handling variables that influence their healthy environment: water use, energy, solid waste recycling, removal of visual and sound pollution.
Given our Social Responsibility and Mission of the Company, where we promise to guide our efforts to improve health, creating healthy citizens and the development and welfare of the community, since 2010 we implemented this community program where we support the collectivity through participation in psychosocial intervention initiatives, cultural, educational and sports, helping to solve social issues such as violence prevention, Rebuilding Your Self concept, decreased long-term unemployment, contributing to economic success and improving the quality of life of the community.
This program, which has two work fronts, runs annually school and community intervention where we contemplate:
Resilience workshops during the school year, which handled the conflict resolution, building positive affective links and peer relationship.
Days of tutorials and case studies: monitor and provide instructions to teachers in managing young people with inappropriate behavior.
Formation of the dance and artistic group and the Seedbed of Good Treatment (sport group), which uses the free time of children of School of San Salvador Headquarters B in healthy leisure activities.
Seed of families for the Good Treatment, outreach strategy with the families of the community to know Procaps production facilities and help them in creating their life plan aligned to good treatment and life in family.
Green covenant for a healthy living, our environmental strategy is guided to the community, where they instill through talks on environmental care and waste classification. In this initiative we actively involve community action boards of San Salvador and Siape neighborhood, students from the school in grades 9th to 11th and sector recyclers.
Entrepreneurship and Creation of Productive Work Units (Men-Women-Young community) through occupational training and psychosocial support, our aim is to find an economic activity that allows them not only livelihoods, but rebuild their life and thus improve the quality of life for their family.
This is an annual nation wide campaign, where PROCAPS S.A.S. supports our military forces. It is a way of contributing to the much-desired peace in our country. In December we invite our partners, employees, families, physicians and customers to write messages of encouragement to our soldiers in the country and bring them gifts purchased on behalf of persons who engage in the laudable cause.
In 2012 we celebrate 10 years of strengthening communication links between the Colombian and sentries in different regions of our country.