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Monsanto Peru Receives 2013 Good Labor Practices Award

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Left to right: Victor Ibanez, Finance Manager; Isaias Segovia, Peru Production Manager; Fatima Albitres, HR Supervisor; Labor Minister, Nancy Laos Caceres; Jimmy Claros, Grower Manager; Jorge Rafaile, Tomato & GSPP Manager; and Oswaldo Gamboa, Procurement Supervisor

Left to right: Victor Ibanez, Finance Manager; Isaias Segovia, Peru Production Manager; Fatima Albitres, HR Supervisor; Labor Minister, Nancy Laos Caceres; Jimmy Claros, Grower Manager; Jorge Rafaile, Tomato & GSPP Manager; and Oswaldo Gamboa, Procurement Supervisor

Based on its policies in defense, respect and promotion of workers rights, Monsanto Peru has been recognized by the nation’s Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion with the “2013 Good Labor Practices” Award. The award was granted in the “promotion of equal opportunities for men and women; non-discrimination by creed, disability, economic status, race, gender and equality of vulnerable groups” category.

Fátima Albitres Sotil, Monsanto Peru Human Resources supervisor, said that the recognition is the result of Monsanto’s policies for the protection of rights at the workplace, which are framed in the institution’s policy of respect for human rights.

“Our company meets all the legal requirements in socio-labor matters and the international standards for safety measures at work,” said Albitres Sotil. “This is because we care about well-being of our partners and their families.”

Albitres Sotil highlighted that the company promotes gender equality by giving the opportunity to carry out various field works. One example: this year, more than 50 percent of field work was done by female staff.

Proposals submitted by the relevant companies to take part in the competition were evaluated by a jury composed of the Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion, the Deputy Ministers of Labor and Employment, a representative of the business sector, and a representative of the workers.

As part of this recognition, the Ministry of Labor will send an official communication to the areas of trade in the embassies of countries that Peru has business relationships with, such as the United States and Canada. This procedure is aimed at communicating at international level that the company is meeting international standards while complying with the fundamental rights of its workers.

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