The Guatemalan Sugar Industry creates first mechanical respirator to help patients affected by COVID-19 - On July 30th, in a virtual press conference, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry presented the prototype of the first mechanical respirator designed and manufactured in Central America, which has the capacity to assume up to 100% of respiration or provide partial assistance to a patient with lung deficiency. Faced with the health emergency caused by the …
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry donates land for a new Hospital -   Aware of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has on Guatemala; one more time, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry stand in solidarity and unite in support of Guatemalans. Knowing the need for a new hospital on the South of the country, they handed over the Government’s disposal a land of 10,000 square meters located in …
Guatemalan Sugar industry donates 110,231 pounds of sugar to families in need -   The Guatemalan Sugar Industry donated 110,231 pounds of sugar in solidarity with families affected by the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The sugar was handed through the Guatemalan Sugar Association -Asazgua- to the authorities, and was part of the food boxes that the Government is delivered to Guatemalans as part of …
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry stand in solidarity with health workers -   The Guatemalan Sugar Industry is aware of the need to provide aid to health workers who are on the front line in the fight against COVID-19, that is why the sugar mills that produce alcohol donated thousands of gallons of this supply to the Guatemalan’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance. In addition, …
Sugar mills donate US$1 million to equip hospital to face the Covid-19 pandemic in the south of Guatemala -   In the face of the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Guatemalan sugar mills show solidarity and donated 1 million USD to equip the temporary hospital to be installed on the South  of Guatemala. These resources will be used to acquire medical equipment that will enable the temporary Hospital to be installed …
The sweetest season begins in Guatemala -   The sugar mills in Guatemala began the Zafra season 2019/20 which means that sugarcane is harvested for the production of sugar, energy and alcohol for seven months, during which time 1.8 million people benefit with the jobs generated by the Guatemalan Sugar Industry Zafra promotes economic recovery in the South of Guatemala, due to …
The Guatemalan Sugar Sector joins the UN efforts to promote global water and energy sustainable practices - Guatemala, through the Guatemalan Sugar Producers Association – Asazgua, was one of the founding members of the United Nations Global Network: Sustainable Water and Energy Practices”, along with other public organizations and academia, which seeks to be a platform to share knowledge and share experience on possible solutions around water and energy, leaded by the …
Over 930 thousand trees will be planted in 2019 - Through the Forest Restoration and Recovery Program, propelled by the Guatemalan Sugar Mills and the Institute for Research on Climate Change (ICC). In the framework of the National Tree Day, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry launched its Reforestation Plan, which sets the goal of planting 931,055 in 12 Departments of the country for this year. Sowing …
What the Guatemalan Sugar Mills do to save water? - Eleven sugar mills produce sugar in Guatemala, and all of them have implemented measures to reduce the use of water according to their capacity; enabling them to be more efficient and environmentally sustainable. As part of its commitment to make a rational use of water, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry works along with communities, authorities and …
Guatemala starts Harvest Season 2018-2019 - Thousands of workers began their jobs at the Guatemalan sugar mills. Guatemala November 6, 2018. Today, the sugar mills Magdalena and Madre Tierra began operation, marking the beginning of the 2018-2019 sugarcane harvest season in Guatemala; known locally as “Zafra” the sugar production that will last six months. For the people living at the South …