Concar is aware of the importance of the role of the private sector in community development, as well as in the country’s development. For this reason, it has been implementing sustainable actions in capacity building and the strengthening of inter-institutional relations, with the intention of fostering mutual support among organizations and sectors.
Therefore, since 2011, we have been conducting the Road Safety and Environmental Education Program in our different projects. The objective of this program is to reduce the number of accidents involving children living in the communities near our areas of influence, as well as to promote caring for the environment.
The program is conducted in coordination with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, through the National Road Safety Council. With support from the aforementioned institutions, instructors have been trained on road safety. In turn, they are responsible for training teachers from the 17 primary schools involved, providing them with technical knowledge and the materials they need to hold educational class sessions with their students. These class sessions are complemented with educational projects in which not only teachers and students participate, but also the children’s parents.
In some of its projects, depending on the social conditions found, Concar conducts Community Relations programs for the purpose of fostering an atmosphere of trust, harmony and respect with the people and communities along the stretches of road where it operates. The core of these relations is honest, transparent information for our stakeholders.
Lastly, in relation with the community and in line with corporate actions, Concar has been participating in sustainable humanitarian aid projects, such as the Cold Weather Drive. With the voluntary contribution of Graña y Montero employees, the company has implemented “Improved Cook Stoves”for the purpose of collaborating with families living high in the Peruvian Andes to improve their living conditions. In this drive, the cook stoves are not the most important aspect of the intervention, but rather the company’s relationship with the communities and capacity-building so that they can make, use and maintain the stoves. As a result of this intervention and in association with Sencico Ica, to date, nearly 160 families in four communities in the Ayacucho and Apurímac regions have benefited, and 60 men and women have received training.
Our commitment to the community is reflected in an operation that respects interculturality and the environment, and contributes to capacity-building among families in order to improve their quality of life in a sustainable manner.