www.drummondltd.com 5 In 2014, Drummond invested 155 billion pesos (USD 77 million) in all internal and external Social Responsibility programs. 12.5 billion pesos (USD 6.25 million) are allocated annually to education programs. population for our various social responsibility programs exceeds 300,000 people. The budget for our Social Responsibility program in 2014 was 155 billion pesos (USD 77 million). At Drummond we know that every project impacts our employees, the communities and the territories. Therefore, in each location where we operate, issues such as the environment, community development, and job creation and, especially, education, are key issues. We never aim, as stated by Alfredo Araújo, Drummond’s Community Relations Manager, to take on the State’s role with respect to community development, but rather to “ensure fulfillment of what we call the good neighbor program. We are in a territory with major shortcomings, especially in education, and the company, with its resources and its programs, helps address them. Our philosophy since the program was created has been to be a good neighbor and ensure that the individuals in the communities improve their lives due to our presence in the region.” In addition to being included in the various municipal development plans, the company’s social responsibility projects are coordinated with the official establishment, which ensures its participation through the duration of the investment (especially in the design and technical direction of the projects), and works best with the commitment of the beneficiary community. THE FIELDS IN WHICH WE WORK EDUCATION “Education is the basis for transformation and development, and that is why we have targeted it with so much force and diligence, to make it a sector that has the growth that the region needs,” says Alfredo Araújo. The examples are clear. We are aware of the vital importance of education. Investing in education is very productive and strategic for Drummond. This is why we allocate approximately 12.5 billion pesos (USD 6.25 million) annually to education programs through our social responsibility work. In the last five years, the various education programs led by Drummond have benefitted more than 100,000 people. Alfredo Araújo illustrates the company’s work in this area with a clear example: “When we arrived 20 years ago, La Loma had only one educational institution, a school that had less than 300 students. Last year, that school had 4,800 students. Today A proper environment facilitates the internalization of the educational process.
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