Ingenio San Antonio is widely known for marking many social milestones for Nicaragua – from establishing the first free hospital and schools, and providing medical services and education to protect and advance the health, welfare and future of its workers and their families, as well as surrounding communities.
Few companies in Latin America provide such modern hospital care and other social services for workers. The company invests more than US$1 million annually to make hospital services and Social Security contributions available for workers. The annual total investment in education and training for employees and their children also amounts to more than US$1 million.
The company has a close relationship with the surrounding communities, supporting community development and wellbeing in different areas such as health, education, infrastructure, food, recreation and sports, through the construction of schools, bridges, parks, electrification and sanitation projects, repairing streets and roads, among other contributions. In 2014 alone, the company invested US$2.3 million in various projects to benefit the community.
These community-focused commitments and efforts are extended to environmental issues.
The company annually invest more than US$9 million in Social and Environmental Responsibility.