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Industrias La Constancia is rewarded by the Ministry of Labor for its safe and harmonious workplace management policies

22 May 2012

Due to its safe and harmonious workplace management policies, Industrias La Constancia - ILC - was selected this week as a Flagship Company by the Salvadoran Ministry of Labor, and became the perfect launching pad for the General Law on the Prevention of Workplace risk being put underway in El Salvador.

"Our presence here today at Industrias La Constancia, one of the few bicentennial companies in our country, is due to the recognition that the Government of El Salvador, through its Ministry of Labor, wishes to bestow on a corporation which sets the example of what harmonious workplace relations should be, as well as an outstanding commitment to compliance with the laws of the Republic, specifically our Labor Code and existing ILO Conventions. Thank you for graciously allowing us to use your facilities so that all of El Salvador can be made aware of the efforts we're making to implement this law," noted the Minister of Labor Humberto Centeno Najarro during his visit to ILC's beer plant.

This recognition was made by the Ministry of Labor after much deliberation, and resulted in the selection of Industrias la Constancia as a Flagship company for its practices in Industrial Safety, Ocupational Health and a Harmonious Work Environment.

"I'm extremely pleased to be here at Industrias La Constancia today, hoping it will be the first of many other companies which I'll get to visit, and what I see here is a safe work environment, a harmonious work environment, but overall, a work environment which reduces to a minimum the probability of a work incident," added the Minister.

Also wanting to contribute to the festive environment, Aldo Vallejo, Vice-president of Corporate Affairs highlighted that ILC lives and thrives under a culture of Industrial Safety and Health which was developed under the guidelines of the company's Sustainable Development Policies and its 10 priorities, as well as the constant efforts to provide quality employment both through direct and indirect channels.

"Our business model goes way beyond simple social responsibility; through our Policies we see a vehicle to contribute to economic, social and environmental development, and all our actions are guided by 10 priorities, which we also promote are used by each and every one of our employees, suppliers and customers in their day-to-day lives. One of the first and foremost topics here at ILC is respect for human rights," emphasised Aldo Vallejo, Vice-president of Corporate Affairs of ILC.

The event also counted the presence of the Industrial Safety Committee, as well as the "work brigades," which are made up of over 100 volunteers in charge of monitoring, inspecting and training, and are considered the ones primarily responsible and in charge of the workforce's general compliance with ILC's Industrial Safety Program in all its work areas.

During his visit, the Ministry of Labor toured the Brewery and was directly introduced to the procedures being implemented, as well as how the ILC family employees live and breathe a culture of industrial safety and health in the exemplary fashion which characterises the Corporation. 

This significant visit only came to further stress the commitment ILC has towards ensuring both health and safety in the workplace in order to guarantee the well-being and security of its workers.

Industrias La Constancia generates over 63,000 direct and indirect jobs in El Salvador, which represents 2.5% of the country's working population, hence making its commitment to provide quality employment even more relevant to the pursuit of implementing a management style seeking to be an agent of development and change for its client suppliers, communities and workers.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR:  Industrias La Constancia (ILC) is a subsidiary of SABMiller in El Salvador, and counts three bottling plants, a brewery and two soft drink plants.

ILC was established in 1906 in the western Department of Santa Ana, and in 1928 moved to its current location in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador.

For more information, you're welcome to contact Mr. Mauricio Chavarría, Director of Corporate Relations at, or at our website and

This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on [21/05/2012].

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