As coffee growers and producers we value the contribution of each individual to the growth, processing and production of each cup of coffee. The Social Responsibility politics on Medina Farms are based on the following:
Our working team has 30 people on steady payroll and 200 other people that work only on harvest season. Part of our budget goes to prepare and provide education and training activities to our working staff. Amongst them is the adequate use of the personal protection equipment, good hygiene and healthcare practices for the family and also environmental care. It is our purpose to ensure a better life quality for our workers.
Additionally we have several education scholarships, we offer support to buy all the necessary school supplies and also help with the school enrollment payment for employees and their children. We also collaborate with life and healthcare insurances for those who want this benefits.
Our facilities have been designed for our staff, to ensure their best daily efforts. We provide wide working spaces, access to different tools and protection equipment for when the working staff needs it.
Finca Medina has several healthcare and educational programs. The physical conditions of each member of the staff are checked to ensure the wellbeing of each individual. In case of any disease or medical condition, each member also receives the information, education and primary treatment for his affection.
Since oral hygiene is very important for the nutritional status, the healthcare program also includes an annual visit to the dental clinic in which is provided a dental clinic and tooth reparations. Each year both clinics attend 150-200 workers and family members.
The facilities and workspaces have been designed considering the needs of our working staff and their daily performance.
- Buildings and facilities signalized and properly identified.
- Pulleys and lines securely protected.
- Ample working space.
- Adequate protection equipment for each task.
- Tools that facilitate every job
The company has incorporated a construction plan for new households for the employees that live within the farm. The houses are built with adequate materials, providing comfort, security and other benefits for the families.
The houses have spacious rooms, kitchen equipped with an Onil stove, dinning area, showers, septic tank, garden and sports facilities.
Waste Products management
Every waste product that comes from the processing of coffee, pulp, solids and water is recovered and sent to a specific area. Here the decomposition process starts until all waste becomes compost. The wastes and sub products are used as organic fertilizer and are distributed amongst the coffee trees.
Medina Farms maintain a constant participation with the community thru different sport, educational, social and charitable activities.
We provide plant grafts under different programs, from donations from the clients to our own seeding programs for the small growers of the area.