November 21, 2017
Sustainability

San Miguel was distinguished with the Award for ‘Best Environmental Management’ after developing the Productive Protected Landscape along with ProYungas Foundation, in the natural ecosystem where the company carries out its main operation.

 

LA NACION, one the main newspapers in Argentina, and Banco Galicia, delivered the Agricultural Excellence Award to 15 growers, companies and institutions that seek to innovate, incorporate technology, improve the quality of production, care for the environment and relate positively with their social environment.

San Miguel was distinguished as the Best Environmental Management category after developing the Protected Productive Program with the ProYungas Foundation to promote and value the preservation of native forests and the balance of the Yungas ecosystem, natural habitat where the company's main operation takes place.

"We are proud of this award. It is a recognition of San Miguel’s work and commitment to environmental conservation," says Lucas Méndez Trongé, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director. "This distinction for Best Environmental Management is also another example of how strategic sustainability is in the company's business model, as it is a part of its organizational and management culture", concludes Méndez Trongé.

Every day, San Miguel renews its commitment to each of the dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, social, economic. This recognition encourages us to continue working in order to grow together in a more sustainable world.

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PROYUNGAS - Summary of the award-winning case for Best Environmental Management

Together with the ProYungas Foundation, San Miguel implemented the Protected Productive Landscape Program to promote and value the preservation of native forests and the balance of the Yungas ecosystem, a natural habitat where the company's main production operation takes place. This is a way of managing the territory that seeks to integrate production, the conservation of biodiversity and the ecosystem, and thus ensure the future sustainability of the activity. In this way, a series of actions are carried out, such as the categorization of the areas to manage its production and preservation, periodic monitoring of the fauna and flora, the creation of a Private Nature Reserve and the PRODUCTOYUNGAS certification, as a corollary of the commitment of the company with native forests.

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Lucas Méndez Trongé, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director along with Maximiliano D'Alessandro, Commercial Director, received the award.