Almost a year after the global pandemic started, we are now seeing the consequences of it around many industries in the world. However, is not all black. We can also see those companies and industries that really hold up to this by transforming and improving what they give. One of those is the one reported in Rafael Ciarcia Walo’s article about Maros Industries and what they are giving to their workers.
In these trying times, we can also watch those companies that actually helped the people in countries around the globe. One of those is Maros Industries, from Venezuela. Rafael Ciarcia Walo reported recently that this industry has actually continue its work and improving their social programs to help the people in the country that has seen way more than just the global pandemic.
Maros Industries is now promoting initiatives and projects for the benefit of its collaborators and the communities surrounding its headquarters, in the state of Lara, in Venezuela. According to the human resources coordinator of this company, Nairo Díaz, they didn’t stop its social benefits during the quarantine.
He also highlighted that Maros maintained its rhythm in routine operations, but also continued to support its workers through various actions such as the monthly delivery of food kits and bimonthly bonuses, which directly benefited 520 employees, and more than 1,500 people from their respective families, a very impressive amount of people.
This is an incredibly important action since a lot of people has been affected by the global pandemic and end up loosing their jobs, with impossibility to get new ones. This shows the commitment that Maros has with the country and with their workers and their families.
Referring to specific activities such as the celebration of Children’s Day and the vacation plan for the children of the collaborators “Even when the circumstance of the pandemic and the social isolation caused the suspension of these events, we donated products and sent party favors to the children, in addition to the uniform that we give away when they attend the vacation plan”, indicated the HR coordinator.
He also stressed that, during this year Natulac has maintained its workforce, so they have not made staff reductions; in addition to adding actions that have facilitated the transfer of its personnel, the flexibility of hours and the operation of the company.
We can see these actions as an intention to be better, to help the community, to maintain their workforce and to give back to the country that helped them grow after so many years. We can see here a continuous effort to give back and that is highly applauded in the country, since the conditions in this country are worst now than before the pandemic.
Helping vulnerable communities
Covid 19 has not been an impediment to continue with the commitment to those most in need, the company’s social seal. Thus, during this time, the company’s actions benefited care homes and religious communities, to which Industrias Maros C.A. made donations of products, including the José Félix Ribas sector, in Lara. This type of initiative benefited about 800 people in need.
Regarding upcoming activities, Díaz indicated that it is Natulac’s tradition to carry out a special action in December to celebrate the Welcome to Christmas, an activity that was suspended for obvious reasons. “Instead, a social sharing will be organized through the delivery of donations of basic necessities and hygiene products to the Casa Hogar de Los Abuelos, near the company’s headquarters, in addition to gifts to the children of the surrounding communities”, Diaz concluded.
This is a very important action to highlight. The social values of this company are shown in these hard times and the way they’ve tried to help the most needed community in the state they are operating in. Even though they weren’t allowed to celebrate the regular traditions as many years back, they still found a way to give back and to improve everybody’s holidays.
Díaz emphasized the application of the security protocols that the organization has, thus guaranteeing safe environments for its collaborators, in order to avoid possible infections. That’s what allows them to continue operating as normal.
They also have an epidemiological control, through a team of occupational doctors, to which any worker with symptoms can go. This team of healthcare professionals is available to provide timely information about the disease and how to care for yourself, showing one more time a great care for their personnel, which is something missing in a lot of industries these days and companies are only what they are because of their people.
COVID-19 has definitely changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact with our surroundings. The so called “new normal” needs to be embraced, in order to be able to go back to regular day-to-day operations in all industries. It is noticeable how Maros Industries adapted to this situation and this adaptability shows an incredible resilience from the company.
Resilience is one of the most needed traits these days. It has been hard to survive the lockdown, the quarantine, the impact to imports and exports. In conclusion, COVID changed our lives forever and it doesn’t appear to end any time soon.
That’s why these type of actions from companies truly makes a difference between the workers and the people in the most affected countries. As you may know already, Venezuela lives a rough time in terms of economy. Inflation doesn’t allow the population to actually plan and be prepared for global problems, like COVID. However, this situation has been around for so many years, that the population appears to be “living with it”.
The contribution that big industries like Maros make is what actually makes everything to keep going. That’s why we are happy to learn about these types of news. Rafael Ciarcia Walo does a great work by getting these types of news to the world.