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 cooperative as an autonomous
 association of people united voluntarily   HOW HONDUPALMA PROVIDES
 A promotes the satisfaction of their
 common economic, social and cultural needs   COLLECTIVE BENEFIT
 and aspirations through a jointly owned and
 democratically managed enterprise.
 Communities become the field of action to identify   TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES
 needs and establish investment priorities that guarantee
 improvements of collective benefit in the quality of life of
 people and the environment.
           AND THE ENVIRONMENT by Nelson Araya
 Hondupalma, through the elaboration of the social map and
 in coordination with the representatives of the surrounding
 communities, plans social and environmental projects by
 zones, directed to prioritise needs of common benefit,
 annually investing amounts that oscillate around US$
 1,200,000.00, thus contributing with communities and
 supporting local and national governments in their fight to
 reduce poverty.
 Palmas Aceiteras de Honduras, Hondupalma/ECARA is
 a cooperative enterprise founded in 1982, dedicated to
 the production, industrialisation and commercialisation of
 products derived from palm.
 Its main processes are extraction, refining, fractionation,
 butter packaging, oil and manufacture of cleaning products.
 It is made up of 28 farmer associations and 2 agricultural
 cooperatives that bring together a total of 690 members. Its
 brands in the market are Clavel, Del Portal and JanSur.

 Hondupalma is certified in:
 ✓  ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
 ✓   Rainforest Alliance: Sustainable Agriculture Network
 ✓  ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
 ✓   ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety                                                                 Clean Energy Project
 Management System
 ✓  FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System
 ✓   ISCC EU e ISCC PLUS International sustainability and
 carbon certification
 ✓  Safe Company with Safe Work
 ✓  RSPO Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
 SAP DTH Project  A symbolic price of USD 0.40 is charged for the medical
 Other Client Requirements:  With the purpose of providing an integral technological   consult.
 ✓    Ethical Standards (SMETA Pillars) Client Requirements:
 solution, operative excellence and processes, based on best
 PEPSICO and Walmart  practices and international standards, achieving a better   This benefit is received by approximately 8,000 families.
 ✓  Traceability Protocol: Required by PEPSICO  control of the administration of the organisation’s resources;   2. Educational Services
 the SAP-DTH project is being finalized, which includes the   Ernesto Ponce Vocational Technical Institute serves the
 following modules: Finances (FI), Costs (CO), Materials (MM),   educational needs of family members of associates,
 HONDUPALMA’s actions to reduce climate change:
 Production (PP), Quality Control (QM), Sales (SD), Maintenance   employees and inhabitants of nearby communities, in the
 1.    Wastewater treatment plant and biogas capture for the
 (PM), Payroll (HCM), Business Intelligence (BI).  following careers:
 generation of clean energy.
 Social Projection  ✓  Industrial Mechanics
 2.    Use of biomass instead of fossil fuels in boilers (with
 1. Medical Services:  ✓  Automotive Mechanics
 sleeve filters to reduce particulate matter), reducing
 Hondupalma has its own IHSS-SME clinic in which   ✓  Industrial Welding
 GHG (Greenhouse Gasses) emissions associated with
 production.  medical services are provided to partners, employees and   ✓  Common Basic Cycle
 communities in the Guaymas and surrounding areas, detailed   ✓  Computer Technician
 3.    Energy Efficiency Programme focused on reducing
 below:    ✓   Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Humanities     3. Road Infrastructure
 energy consumption and increasing the generation of
           ✓    Technical Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting   As part of the social projection Hondupalma contributes with
 clean energy.   ✓  General practitioner and nurse service
              and Finance                                      the maintenance of streets and bridges and the construction
  ✓  Laboratory service
 4.    Plan for the reduction of agrochemicals that emit GHGs   ✓    Professional Technician in Computer Science Bachelor’s   of containment barriers for floods.
  ✓  Dentistry service
 into the environment.  Degree
  ✓  General Pharmacy                                          This benefit is received by 32 surrounding communities that
 5.  Integral Solid Waste Management Plan.  ✓    Technical Professional Bachelor’s Degree in
  ✓  Ambulance service                                         include approximately 8,000 families.
           This benefit is received by 700 students annually.
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