We work side by side with the communities in which we operate, because we seek to be good neighbors and contribute to the growth of all.
We do this by generating programs that link us directly, that leave installed capacity and that generate significant links between the organization, the neighbors and all relevant actors in the community.
Our main programs are:
This initiative started in 2001 and aims at welcoming the neighboring community, to provide access to knowledge of the facilities, processes and general activities.
With more than 2,000 visitors a year, it is the oldest program in Profertil and is a clear example of a policy of open doors to the community and closeness to the neighbors.
This program consists of a workshop with teachers of the second cycle, to bring to the classrooms the experience of making a vegetable garden. At the same time, they motivate their students to make their own gardens at home. In this way, the experience of creating food is multiplied throughout the city! Learn more about the Vegetable Garden Program and find interesting material here.
The program aims at strengthening intermediate organizations, through the training of their community leaders, so that they can be key actors in the development of social projects. It consists of seminars that provide skills and knowledge, both to social organizations and to the Company, generating a horizontal relationship between the company and society, aimed at overcoming the philanthropic model. The three seminars, which make up the training plan, are: Volunteering and Shared Project, Annual Strategic Action Plan and Financial Planning.
Since 2015, the Project Board has been functioning as a continuation of the Creciendo en Comunidad (Growing in Community) social leadership training program. At the end of the program, the institutions that are located in Ingeniero White are invited to participate in the Project Board to develop social investment initiatives in the port area.
The Board seeks to promote the management of social projects that directly contribute to improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of Ingeniero White and to embellish the town.
Scholarship program: Educar para transformar (Educate to Transform) The Scholarship Program “EDUCATE TO TRANSFORM” is promoted by Profertil S.A. to accompany young talents to complete their studies at the Technical High School N° 1 “Crucero A.R.A General Belgrano” of Ingeniero White and the Industrial Operations Technical Degree of the Universidad Nacional del Sur (a strategic career for the agro-industrial, energy and technological development of the country).
Specific objectives include encouraging academic excellence and curriculum compliance, recognizing academic development, strengthening the transition between high school and professional careers, and between career and work paths.
It should be noted that the “Educate to Transform” Program is aligned with United Nations Assembly Resolution 70/1 of 25 September 2016, which approved the document “Transform our world: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Profertil S.A. adheres to the objectives of the UN Global Compact; thus embodying its commitment to the present program which is aligned with the objectives of Quality Education and Gender Equality. The first seeks to “ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The second goal seeks to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.
At the moment we have presented the program for the Technical High School N° 1 “Crucero A.R.A General Belgrano” of Ingeniero White. The information and materials can be downloaded by clicking on the following options:
General Rules Registration Form Frequently Asked Questions
Soon we will publish the material corresponding to the Industrial Operations Technical Degree of the Universidad Nacional del Sur.
The objective of the program is to facilitate access to the artistic experience for children and adults from the community surrounding Ingeniero White’s plant. It consists of a free art workshop at the headquarters of Cáritas de Ingeniero White and at the Sociedad de Fomento del barrio Boulevard Juan B. Justo. The activity includes the teaching of several artistic techniques and all the materials are given to the students.
In addition, since 2005 we have been supporting various artistic initiatives through our Cultural Cycle and promoting sports by accompanying the main race in Bahia Blanca and the region, the Circuito de Reyes