Last Tuesday, November 1st the CEO of Veggies from Mexico/Eleven Rivers Growers Mr. Georgius Ricardo Gotsis Fontes as well as the technical specialist in social responsibility and food safety Engineer Elvia Martinez, had a meeting with the President of the State Council of Human Rights of Sinaloa, Mr. José Carlos Álvarez Ortega and with the Executive Secretary of this organism Ms. Juliana Araujo Coronel.
The purpose of the meeting was to learn about the hallmark: Company Committed to Human Rights. This distinction seeks to recognize the efforts of Sinaloa’s companies to implement, disseminate, promote, remedy, and undertake policies, processes and good practices to develop a culture of human rights through seven fundamental axes, placing the person and their dignity at the center of all their activities.
These central themes include creating a culture of respect for human rights, generating harmonious labor practices, organizational strengthening, inclusion programs, creating a non-discrimination program, commitments to the social environment and environmental protection programs.
This award is for companies that are in Sinaloa and that are following the aforementioned axes and actions.
We believe that all members of the Veggies from the México community have practices that would enable them to obtain this recognition. It is worth mentioning that Agrícola Chaparral, one of our members, has already obtained this award this season. We were told that for the current 2023 edition there are several companies in the farming sector of Sinaloa applying to obtain it.
Thus, this season, we will seek to promote this program among our growers. This is to continue legitimizing their practices in human rights issues and seeking to promote to international markets the practices of Sinaloa’s growers in terms of social responsibility.
Georgius Gotsis – Veggies From Mexico CEO