Throughout the year, SLC Agrícola, through the SLC Institute, will make donations to organizations that serve people in socially vulnerable situations in municipalities of the states where its farms, as well as its headquarters in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, are located. In all, associations, organizations and families from over 30 municipalities in seven Brazilian states will receive boxes of food staples. The SLC Institute made available 180 tons of food for this corporate social responsibility action.
The funds will be divided on three fronts: delivery of food staple boxes by the Social and Environmental Support Groups (GAS) at each SLC Agrícola Farm (R$640,000), direct donations of funds to social organizations (R$103,000) and food collection drives with the help of over 3,000 employees from the company, in partnership with the Food Bank of Rio Grande do Sul (approximately R$250,000). In all, a total of R$1 million in donations will be made.
The donations should be finalized by end-August. The first donations, made last month, benefited three organizations: two in Rio Grande do Sul (Marli Medeiros Cultural Center, located in the Bom Jesus district of Porto Alegre, and the Hip Hop Culture Association, located in Esteio), and one in Bahia (Bahia State Farmers and Irrigators Association – Aiba).
SLC Agrícola, through Instituto SLC, is engaged in the fight against hunger. After donating 180 tons of food in the eight states where it operates, it now wants to join forces with the community of Rio Grande do Sul to together help Banco de Alimentos do Rio Grande do Sul get food to families in socially vulnerable situations.
The Brazilian Cotton Producers Association (Abrapa) has renewed its partnership with the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex) to increase the share of cotton in world trade through the “Cotton Brazil” project. The association plans to make Brazil the world’s largest cotton exporter by 2030.
SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, has been recognized for its corn cultivation efforts, winning the “A Granja of the Year” award, one of Brazil’s preeminent awards in the agribusiness sector, in the Corn Producer category. During the 2020/2021 crop, the company sold 663,000 tons of corn.
SLC Agrícola, one of the world’s largest producers of grains and fibers, received for the second straight year one of the most important recognitions in People Management: the Incredible Places to Work Awards sponsored by the business school Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) in partnership with UOL. The award recognizes Brazilian companies with the highest employee satisfaction rates, and SLC Agrícola was included in the ranking formed by 120 large companies.