SURA benefits some 20 thousand Latin American children, with its first regional volunteer initiative
About 20,000 children in Latin America are benefiting from a regional volunteer initiative to be carried out by SURA's volunteer corps in 10 different countries. The Organization´s employees and their family members shall be focusing on making improvements to 34 schools in 26 cities in all 10 countries where SURA is present. This initiative forms part of the SURA Corporate Volunteer Program which enjoys the support of United Way Latin America. Medellín, May 19, 2017. On May 20, nearly 3,000 SURA employees in Latin America and their families shall join forces to improve the infrastructure of 34 schools in 10 countries within the region, this benefiting nearly 20,000 children. In this way, SURA shall stage its very first regional volunteer initiative to be carried out simultaneously by the employees of Grupo Sura, its subsidiaries Suramericana, SURA Asset Management and ARUS together with their own business units, as well as Proteccion. The purpose of this initiative is to improve the educational infrastructure of 34 schools in 26 cities in Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. "We are convinced of the importance of devoting ourselves to strategies designed to further individual and organizational skills, this for the purpose of enhancing people´s quality of life and well-being as well as the competitiveness of the countries where we are present. That is why we encourage initiatives, such as our own corporate volunteer program, in which our employees and their families are able to see firsthand different social realities and dynamics and to take part in changing these for the better", stated Tatyana Orozco, Grupo SURA's Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. In order to carry out this activity as well as deploy other educational strategies within the region, Grupo SURA recently signed an agreement with United Way, the world´s No. 1 solidarity network based in the United States that works closely with its Latin American partners. Some of the activities carried out by our corporate volunteer corps included repainting classrooms and common areas, enhancing recreation and sports areas and planting vegetable gardens on school premises. 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.