The Policy for Supporting Surrounding Communities provides a system for the priority support granted to projects and institutions working to fight malnutrition and hunger, poverty cycles and social exclusion.
The Policy for Supporting
Surrounding Communities was established in 2011 and aims to respond
to some of the challenges faced by the societies in which the Group
pursues its activities, namely the fight against malnutrition and
hunger, as well as eradicating the cycles of poverty and social
exclusion in two main groups: the underprivileged elderly, children
and young people.
The support, whether at a central
or local level, is provided through the donation of food, shopping
vouchers that can be discounted on the purchase of food, personal
and home care products, or through direct support (monetary) and
indirect support (promoting charitable campaigns and serving as a
Involvement in institutions that
perform educational work targeting children and young people at
risk, to prevent early school drop-out and social exclusion and
promote entrepreneurship, is also considered.
Through the sharing of good
monitoring practices and a structured model to assess the impacts
on the surrounding communities in the short and medium term, the
Group aims to be an agent of social change. Every year we monitor
the support granted using the criteria outlined by the London Benchmarking
With regard to the institutions
that receive support from the Group's holding, the information on
the mission and the activity goals, as well as on the number of
beneficiaries is updated annually.
This information is complemented by
data provided by the institutions and assessment visits, enabling
the conditions of the infrastructures and services offered to the
beneficiaries to be evaluated.