Social Commitment

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][rev_slider alias=”compromiso-sociedad-en”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css=”.vc_custom_1508167852556{margin-top: 60px !important;margin-bottom: 60px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]At La Unión we believe that for a company to succeed in the long term, it is not enough to simply comply with rules and laws; we must go one step further and put things in place that will be of value to society.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text]That is why, some years ago, we established our Corporate Social Responsibility Plan, aimed at doing our bit for the society of which we are part.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text]This CSR plan is made up of 3 courses of action:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text]

  • Social Economic and Cultural Projects
  • Promoting healthy eating and sports
  • Respect for the environment

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Social Economic and Cultural Projects

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#e2231a” thickness=”3″ up=”30″ down=”60″ el_class=”separator-width-50 separator-center”][vc_column_text]We are aware of the impact that our company has on society, and in addition to generating wealth and employment, we feel responsible for promoting the wellbeing of the people around us. We place a specific emphasis on helping disadvantaged groups such as people with disabilities and people at risk of both social exclusion and exclusion from the workplace.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text]Some of the initiatives currently in place:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”center” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css=”.vc_custom_1508166824097{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”17595″ img_size=”1920×500″ alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” el_class=”stk-full-width”][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_accordion active_tab=”false” style=”boxed_toggle” el_class=”accordion-header-alternate-color”][vc_accordion_tab title=”Joining the United Nations Global Compact”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]In 2016 we adhered to the United Nations “Global Compact”, an initiative that proposes that companies around the world orient their strategies so as to be in line with the universal principles and values ​​of humanity.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Participation in Incorpora: La Caixa Foundation and NOESSO Foundation”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The Incorpora agreement aims to promote, through policies and concrete actions, a greater incorporation into the working world of groups with more difficulties in finding work, such as people with disabilities, the long-term unemployed or female victims of gender violence. La Unión endeavours to give these people the opportunity to attend work placements at our facilities and become part of our company.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Participation in the Red Cross Employment Plan”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]We collaborate with the Red Cross through their labour training programme that enables the empowerment of young people to work in the agricultural sector. These young people will join the staff at La Unión, carrying out work experience that enables them to gain an insight into the professional world.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Caritas Agreement”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Through a social agreement signed between La Unión and Cáritas, a charity organisation, a dozen people at risk of socio-labour exclusion will join La Unión’s workforce in order to acquire the skills necessary to enter the labor market.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Collaboration with the University of Almería Internship Programme”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]La Unión is committed to the University of Almería and the training of its students through various collaboration initiatives. At present we are part of the Icarus internship program, in which we give practical training students attending the University of Almeria.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Agricultural Agenda: MURGI Association”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

In 2015 the test run of the Agricultural Solidarity Agenda, of which La Unión is a sponsor, was presented in El Ejido. It is a project that connects two worlds: disability and agriculture. The Agricultural Agenda was designed as a notebook at the foot of the field, in which farmers can record the important data and references of their daily tasks.
Collaboration with the School and Family Foundation
We collaborate with the School and Family Foundation, sponsoring the different acts and events that the foundation performs in order to raise funds. The foundation provides a way for the many to effectively help numerous young people receive an adequate education in school, one which their family income would not otherwise permit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Family Week in El Ejido”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Since 2015, we have collaborated with El Ejido’s City Council in its Family Week, supporting various different events and educational workshops in our programme “Cultivating a healthy future”.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”El Ejido Theater Festival”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Yet another year, La Unión is a sponsor of the El Ejido Theater Festival (Almería), one of the main annual cultural shows in the province of Almería.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Food donations to the elderly”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]We take part in the community work carried out by Las Hermanitas de los Ancianos Desamparados, an organisation helping disadvantaged elderly people.
La Unión, as well as several agro-food companies in the province of Almería, provide food donations for their cause.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”La Unión Junior”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Promoting healthy eating and sports

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#e2231a” thickness=”3″ up=”30″ down=”30″ el_class=”separator-width-50″][vc_column_text]At La Unión, our concern for the health and lifestyle choices of the society around us has led us to create a specific plan to raise awareness among children and parents about the importance of a healthy life, based on the consumption of fruit and vegetables alongside taking part in sports.
To this end, we hold different workshops, training sessions and activities related to education, sport, health and food.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”17892″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_column_text]At La Unión we emphasize the importance of promoting healthy eating habits, including fresh fruit, through the organisation of fun and motivating activities.
We have a plan of activities taking place during the course of the school year, which includes dynamic programmes in schools, sponsorship of sports activities, healthy breakfasts and also material for schoolchildren available on our website.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]”Cultivating a Healthy Future” is the motto chosen for our “Junior Unión” school programme, which is dedicated to improving the health of schoolchildren by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, including awareness at a grassroots level of the need to incorporate fruit and vegetables into a child’s diet and the need to participate in sports. More than 3,000 students have participated since the programme was launched in 2016.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”17515″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Sponsorship of Ejido FC’s youth teams”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Since 2012 we have sponsored three youth teams belonging to the El Ejido CD football club, which compete in the Andalusian second division and honours league.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Sponsorship of El Ejido Basketball Club’s youth teams”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]El Ejido’s youth basketball teams shine in their uniforms, sponsored by LA UNIÓN in order to encourage child motivation, promote healthy lifestyles create a link with farming in a sport such as basketball.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Sponsorship of athlete Lundo Mendes”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]We support the Guinean athlete Lundo Mendes in his sports career. In the last year he has covered more than 2,000 kilometers in trials, marathons and half marathons across all of Spain.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Race Against Cancer Almerimar”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Since 2014 we have been official sponsors of the Race against Cancer in Almerimar, contributing to the fight against cancer by showing our support for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) in its magnificent social work.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Francisco Montoya Race”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Since it first took place in 2011, La Unión sponsors this popular race held every year in El Ejido.