Training plays a key role in the development of the company’s activities. Otherwise, workers are exposed to safety risks also companies are exposed to possible contingencies such as economic losses in production, either due to lower yields, erroneous activities, high incidents, and accidents, among others.
For this reason, the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (CPEUM), in its article 123, section A, fraction XIII, establishes that companies, whatever their activity, will be obliged to provide their workers with training.
Likewise, the Federal Labor Law, in its Article 2, second paragraph, establishes that one of the elements that constitutes decent work is that the workers receive continuous training for the increase of productivity with shared benefits, this obligation is provided for in Chapter III BIS On Productivity, Education and Training of Workers, Article 153-A, second paragraph, indicates that to comply with this obligation, the employers may agree with the workers that the training be provided to them within the same company or outside of it, through their staff, specially contracted external instructors or adherence to general systems established for this purpose.
Training must be provided to the employees during the hours of their workday, the goal is that the staff acquire and update their knowledge to improve their labor skills, increasing their performance and being more prepared for the daily work, which will give them more personal confidence by developing other aptitudes and attitudes.
Our environment is constantly changing; therefore, it is essential to have the benefit of continuous learning that opens an opportunity to stay current in the world of work and propose new projects that help in the innovation of their activities or work processes.
The main objective of training is that the worker development is performed resulting in those characteristics: quality, productivity, retention, and above all in a good working environment, productivity increases and therefore increases the quality of life of the worker. In addition, the Federal Labor Law establishes that training has the duality of being a right, but also an obligation.
In Veggies From Mexico, we are committed to the fulfillment of our legislation, and in addition to evaluating it, we also verify the compliance of the requirements in the matter of training that are mandatory for the certifications that manage each one of the companies that are part of our community. These companies are in charge of food safety and social responsibility programs that they must fulfill to be able to export their products.
For this reason, in Veggies From Mexico, we have a yearly training program designed and focused for the staff of our member companies with topics related to their activities, for example, quality management, food safety issues such as good agricultural practices, good handling practices, good hygiene practices, use of agrochemicals, biosafety, cross-contamination, among others; in addition to topics related to social responsibility such as labor rights, environmental legislation, and even on issues of personal development. In addition, our companies have specific training programs for the performance of their activities depending on the area they work in.