Two years of being a socially responsible enterprise

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In 2015 and 2016, SocialForest was recognised as a socially responsible enterprise by the Barcelona city council. The programme “Programa LÀBORA” credited SocialForest’s work of training and employing people at risk of social exclusion and for its firm commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

 

On 6th June 2016, the city of Barcelona awarded more than 120 organisations (among them SocialForest) with its seal of quality “LÀBORA”. These organisations are collaborative entities and socially responsible companies participating in the programme LÀBORA to contribute to the equality of opportunities for Barcelona´s citizens.

 

The LÀBORA programme’s objective is to create job opportunities for people at risk of social exclusion. It is led by the Municipal Institute of Social Services of the Barcelona city council in collaboration with social entities, represented by ECAS (Catalan Entities of Social Action), FEICAT (Catalan Social Insertion Enterprises) and the Red Cross, as well as entrepreneurs from Barcelona. It is a city project to foster innovation and social inclusion.

 

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One of SocialForest’s objetives is empowering youngsters in precarious situations by training them and giving them the opportunity to work within the forestry sector. The training programme we offer follows the idea of a dual vocational training similar to what already exists in Germany. This means that the apprentice is employed by the company while being trained.

 

We from SocialForest believe that thanks to the therapeutic value of nature, the forest is an exceptional tool for training and developing the youngster’s professional and personal skills.

That is why our vocational training not only includes basic knowledge of the forestry sector, such as learning how to use the chain saw, the brush cutter and other forestry tools, but also the acquisition of further skills and values such as punctuality, professionalism, discipline and respect.

 

SocialForest gives young people in vulnerable situations an opportunity to learn and work in the forestry sector.

SocialForest gives young people in vulnerable situations an opportunity to learn and work in the forestry sector.

Hereby we would like to motivate other companies to discover more information about the LÀBORA programme and to take part in this positive and enriching initiative!

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