Health and education, development and growth tools
Because of its strong social commitment, our Group exceeds its obligations in terms of health. Indeed, besides the obligatory provision of occupational medicine, and the organizations set up to maximally prevent health and safety risks, Socfin organizes and provides quality health care, both preventive as curative, for its employees and also their families. This medical care is available on all plantations, in our hospitals, medical centers and first-aid posts, which are fully equipped and accessible 24/24 and 7/7.
Prevention is a major pillar of medical care. Sensitization campaigns are organized in the plantation villages and as much as possible in the surrounding communities, to raise awareness with the populations of common diseases prevention and hygiene. Moreover, certain sites offer family planning services in collaboration with NGO’s.
All medical facilities work closely together with the national health ministries on government-controlled treatments. These generally comprise, but are not limited to, HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.
Trained to handle emergency situations, to detect and warn in case of an infectious disease outbreak, our teams on the ground play a key role in preventing the spread, in this way protecting all employees and local populations.
Moreover, the Socfin Group supports education and training in the countries where it operates.
Our Group’s commitment aims at improving the availability and quality of the school systems in place, by offering financial and logistical support, in so far as possible, for renovations, constructions of new buildings and even school equipment.
The schools on the Group plantations are open, depending on the capacities, to children of employees, temporary and contract workers, but also to children from neighboring communities.
Each year, the best pupils are rewarded with a scholarship allowing them to pursue their education beyond our school structures.
Thereby, we make it possible for over 60 000 youngsters, who so wish, to attend school.