AGEXPORT’s 2020 strategy on sustainability will focus on the environment, women empowerment and child malnutrition

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AGEXPORT’s Business Sustainability Department plans to execute in 2020 different initiatives to increase the participation of women in business decision-making processes and promoting equal opportunities for men and women. Along with this, it will also help companies to keep track of their carbon footprints, water consumption, usage of pesticides, among other topics.

We seek to be the voice of exporting companies and strengthen their reputation on sustainability, which in turn will also increase the trust of their international clients. We will help the companies to implement best environmental, economic and social practices through raising awareness of these issues and organizing training sessions, specific projects and key alliances with other institutions. As well, AGEXPORT also committed to support other institutions on reducing child malnutrition in Guatemala; said Mrs. Yolanda Mayora, manager of AGEXPORT’s Business Sustainability Department.

AGEXPORT joined hands with other private sector organizations led by CACIF, to visualize and measure the impact of private companies on the achievement of the United Nations’ 2020 Sustainable Development Goals. These impacts will be detailed on a special publication that will be launched on the first quarter of 2020.

Mrs. Mayora also assured that AGEXPORT joined forces with CENTRARSE to develop sustainable trade practices by strengthening inner capabilities of private companies to improve the quality of life of their own workers, prioritizing child malnutrition as the key objective to fight with this project.

Andrea Vides

Guatemalteca, periodista desde hace 11 años. Apasionada por la comunicación. @avides_vgt