About 67 companies, including state-owned and private companies, have been certified by the Ministry of Labor. / FV
The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MTPS) awarded 67 El Salvadoran companies with the Decent Work National Award for promoting good labor practices.
Portfolio held a ceremony Wednesday night. This is an event created by the government of El Salvador two years before him to recognize companies that guarantee the welfare of their employees and adequate conditions for carrying out their activities.
Among the winners are financial institutions such as Bancoagrícola, Banco Central de Reserva (BCR), Caja de Crédito de Cojutepeque and La Hipotecaria. Industrial associations such as Servicios de Manufactura SA de CV, La Constancia LTDA de CV and Industrias Facela.
Other awards went to Confitería Americana, Integral Management of Solid Waste (MIDES), YSKL Corporation, Unilever of Central America, Sherwin Williams, Lempa River Hydroelectric Executive Commission (CEL), and National Records Center (CNR).
Awarded by Industrias La Constancia. Carol Colorado, Legal Director of Corporate Affairs, received the award. / FV
Compliance with Contracts.
According to the agency, the evaluation criteria are based on International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions.
For Labor Minister Roland Castro, the award is an example for companies operating in local production organizations to participate in adhering to the appropriate conditions of their employees in occupational health and safety.
Officials also encouraged businessmen to invest in El Salvador. Because now “they have real security,” he asserted.
“Now is the time to invest. They have legal certainty, they have government backing and they have the best workforce in the world,” he added at the awards ceremony.
Both Minister Rolando Castro and Vice President of the Republic Felix Ulloa attended the event. / FV
As with the 2021 edition, this year’s winners were again companies from various key sectors of the economy. Castro affirmed that the recognition would be “international and authoritative” as a list of approved companies would be sent to his ILO.
“These companies are examples, ambassadors to the international community of how to work harmoniously in our country,” added Vice President Felix Ulloa, who accompanied Castro.
This list of companies recognized by the Ministry of Labor in 2022 has been sent to the ILO for an “international and prestigious” award, Catoro said.