Divemex garners responsibility award

05/16/2011 10:14:33 AM
Kirsten Hudson

Courtesy Oppenheimer Group

Jaime Tamayo, operations director for Divemex, accepts the Socially Responsible Enterprise Award on behalf of the greenhouse company.

Divemex, a Guadalajara, Mexico-based greenhouse cucumber and pepper grower, has received the Mexican Center for Philanthropy’s socially responsible enterprise award for the fourth year in a row.

The grower is one of 67 companies to receive the award for four consecutive years, according to a news release. The center selects the honorees based on business ethics, employees’ quality of life in the company, care of the environment and contributions to the community.

The award follows the grower’s recent announcement that it is now the only farm of its size to achieve Fair Trade certification in Mexico.

Divemex also offers its workers free dental care, on-site weekly medical services, healthcare educational programs, on-site childcare facilities and paid vacation benefits.

Divemex has implemented environmentally-responsible company practices including recycling programs and a water conservation program.

The grower’s colored bell peppers, mini peppers and cucumbers are available in North America from Vancouver-based The Oppenheimer Group.



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