17,000 Latin American youngsters are to benefit from a new Youth Employability Agreement
Medellín. May 31, 2017 Today, Grupo SURA, through its SURA Foundation, and in conjunction with 36 other companies operating in Latin America, signed a Youth Employability Agreement sponsored by the Pacific Alliance, offering opportunities to youngsters throughout the region in the form of different joint initiatives designed to provide them with significant work experience and prepare them for the job market. "We are firmly committed to furthering development and growth in Latin America, which is why we have embraced important initiatives such as the Youth Employability Agreement, which shall benefit approximately 17 thousand young people from the entire continent helping them to launch their careers with the help of the signatory organizations. Consequently, we are playing our part in addressing one of today´s largest economic and social problems, that is to say youth unemployment, "stated Tatyana Orozco, Grupo SURA's Chief Corporate Affairs officer. This agreement covers young people from Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile, and involves different business, governmental and social organizations who have joined forces to mitigate one of the most significant scourges of the 21st century, namely the soaring unemployment rate amongst young people, which according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), has now reached 13% on a global level. About Grupo SURA Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana, the parent company of the Sura Business Group is a Latin American company listed on the Colombian Stock Exchange and registered with the ADR- Level 1 program in the United States. We are also the only company from the Latin American Diversified Financial Service Sector to be admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, which lists companies who have become global benchmarks thanks to the best practices they have adopted from the economic, environmental and social standpoints. GRUPO SURA has two fields of investment: its core strategic interests in the financial service, insurance, pension, savings and investment sectors; and its industrial interests in the processed food, cement, energy and infrastructure sectors.