(Valencia, Spain. 10th November 2021).- The premium fruit and vegetable brand SanLucar has earned the »Business and Sustainability Award« for its commitment and social responsibility.
This prize, promoted in Spain by Banco Sabadell and Levante-EMV newspaper, aims to recognise the good practices of the companies in the Spanish region of Valencia, based on ESG criteria (Environmental, Social and Governance).
In the category of »Social Responsibility« and out of more than 30 proposals submitted, the award went to SanLucar for the solidarity kitchen project »El Puchero« and »El Puchero Portuario« in the city of Valencia.
The initiative is managed by SanLucar and the association Coordinadora Solidaria de los Estibadores del Puerto de Valencia. »We are honoured to have received this award. Especially because it recognises the efforts of the solidarity kitchens »El Puchero« and »El Puchero Portuario«, where 500 people in vulnerable situations are cared for every day«, explains Stephan Rötzer, founder and owner of SanLucar.
»We want to share this Prize with our partners in the project, with the human team working in the two solidarity kitchens: From cooks, social workers and volunteers involved in the initiative. And of course, with all the companies and entities without whose donations and selfless collaboration we would not be able to provide service to the users. To all of them, my sincere thanks«, he adds.
El Puchero: Much more than a plate of food
In 2013, at the initiative of the founder of SanLucar, the first solidarity kitchen »El Puchero« was opened in the Valencian Orriols neighbourhood. Just 5 years later, the association Coordinadora Solidaria de los Estibadores del Puerto de Valencia joined the initiative, opening the doors of »El Puchero Portuario« in the district of El Marítimo in Valencia.