The recognition of Resilient Company to the Guatemalan Sugar Industry The Guatemalan Sugar Industry is recognized for its commitment to disaster reduction - The Coordination Center for the Prevention of Disasters in Central America and the Dominican Republic -Cepredenac- presented the recognition of Resilient Company to the Guatemalan Sugar Industry. The award recognizes the valuable contribution of the Guatemalan Sugar Industry in incorporating integral risk management to promote sustainable economic development and the construction of a more resilient …
The Social Programs of the Sugar Foundation were certified and accredited The Social Programs of the Sugar Foundation were certified and accredited - The Social Programs, implemented by the Sugar Foundation of the Guatemalan Sugar Industry were certified and accredited for a period of five years by the Guatemalan Ministry of Education. The programs are aligned with the SDG´s of the United Nations. These programs have been translated in more than 532,000 women empowered and trained in food …
Fundazucar's Municipal management training Guatemalan Sugar Foundation began Municipal Management training including mitigation against COVID-19 - The Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar- and the School of Government inaugurated on December the Municipal Management training aimed at 50 municipal public officials, to strengthen their competencies and technical and administrative skills to face effectively, efficiently, and successfully the challenges of public and political management for the continuous improvement of the economic indicators of the South …
Alliance for Water The Guatemalan Sugar Industry joins the Alliance for Water - The Guatemalan Sugar Industry is committed to the care and conservation of the environment. That is why, through the Guatemalan Sugar Producers Association -Asazgua-, joined the Alliance for Water in Guatemala. Water is an essential resource for human life, as well as for agricultural and industrial processes. The Guatemalan Sugar Industry has joined the Alliance …
Engineer Edwin Delgado receives the Order of Sugar of Merit Engineer Edwin Delgado receives the Order of Sugar of Merit - The Guatemalan Sugar Producers Association –Asazgua- delivered on November Wednesday 18th the “Order of Sugar of Merit” to Engineer Edwin Delgado, a professional, who in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, made the proposal and later used his ingenuity and knowledge to design and build the first intensive care mechanical respirator created in Central …
Zafra 2020/21 begins, a season of sweetness and development - Zafra 2020/21 begins, a season of sweetness and development The Zafra has started with a “Return to work Protocol with Occupational Health and Safety measures against COVID-19”. The Guatemalan Sugar Industry began the 2020/21 harvest under strict measures for the prevention of Covid-19 with the commitment to guarantee the supply of sugar, alcohol, and energy …
Crotalaria flower Green fertilizer for environmental sustainability - The Guatemalan Sugar Industry maintains its commitment to environmental sustainability, so through the Guatemalan Sugarcane Research and Training Center -Cengicaña-, have implemented the green fertilizer program. Green fertilizer is part of the healthy soil program that some sugar mills have. This ecological measure consists of planting legumes that provide nitrogen to the soil reducing the use …
131 young people from 10 technical careers graduated 131 youngsters graduate with Guatemalan Sugar Industry’s scholarships - As part of the “Study Opportunities” scholarship program, promoted by the Guatemalan Sugar Producers Association –Asazgua-, 131 young people from 10 technical careers graduated on Thursday, October 15th. Since the beginning of the program to date, Asazgua has awarded more than 1800 scholarships for the benefit of the youth of the South of Guatemala. These …
Renewable energy from sugarcane bagasse The Guatemalan Sugar Industry increased by 8.6% the generation of renewable energy - During the 2019/20 zafra, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry generated 1,991 gigawatts (GWh) of renewable energy; 8.6% more than what was generated during the previous season 2018-19, when 1,834 GWh were generated. The Guatemalan Sugar Industry uses the bagasse or biomass from crushed sugar cane, one of the residues from sugar production, for the production of …
The Harvest Season known as “Zafra” The harvest Season in Guatemala means development - The Harvest Season known as “Zafra” generates more than 56 thousand direct jobs and more than 280 thousand indirect jobs in Guatemala and is a booster for the economy. There are many trade opportunities that arise during the Zafra season. Businesses increase their sales, which promotes the growth of the local economy and the generation …