Mexico, May 2018., May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) awarded Lacthosa the recognition “Commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility 2018", due to its public and voluntary undertaking of a socially responsible management in Honduras.


To apply for the award, Lacthosa submitted evidence of their commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of quality of life at the company, ethics and business governance, links with the community and protection and preservation of the environment; these evidences were evaluated by a committee of experts at  Cemefi, among other Mexican organizations and institutions.


The award ceremony was held within the framework of the XI Latin American Meeting of Socially Responsible Companies "Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals" in Mexico City, where leading companies from the Latin American region received awards, among them, Lacthosa was the only company in the dairy sector in Honduras to receive this honor.


"As a proud Honduran company we are happy to know that our corporate social responsibility actions are generating a positive impact in our country, for years we have invested effort, volunteer community hours and economic resources that contribute to society projects and benefit thousands of Hondurans. Our founder Schucry Kafie has always promoted this type of initiatives as a way of giving back to society “said Marianne Kafie, representative of Lacthosa.


Lacthosa promotes the development of Honduras by taking the objectives of sustainable development as a pillar of its corporate social responsibility strategy. Lacthosa's annual investment in social programs amounts to more than a million dollars per year, benefiting more than 140,000 people and 115 communities in Honduras.


Lacthosa bases its strategy on three fundamental pillars that are: health and nutrition that help reduce poverty and hunger, the development of the value chain in the countryside and the protection and conservation of the environment.


It should be noted that Cemefi is a private, non-profit institution, with 30 years of operating in the social field to promote and articulate the committed and socially responsible participation of organizations and companies that seek to achieve a more equitable, supportive and prosperous society.



About Lacthosa

It is the leading company in Central America in the production and distribution of dairy products, juices and soft drinks. It generates more than 3,000 direct and 60,000 indirect jobs, thus benefiting a large sector of the Honduran population.



Marianne and Marlene Kafie received the award on behalf of Lacthosa Latin American companies awarded with the CEMEFI award

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