Our social responsibility begins with our products, as a response to their food safety and quality and from them it extends to other areas. Among these, we emphasise the respect for the environment that frames our activity and our strong professional and ethical commitment to our employees, collaborators and customers.
Since its beginnings, La Granja has been especially aware of and sensitive to the need to employ people with functional diversity, collaborating with organisations engaged in helping people with disabilities or special needs.
La Granja has collaborated with the Fundació L’Espiga of Vilafranca del Penedès since its creation in 1991. The purpose of this organisation in our local environment is to foster assistance and education, as well as generic and specific training and, in general, any activity that favours the social inclusion of people with disabilities. (www.fundaciolespiga.com)
La Granja cooperates regularly with the Fundació Pro-Penedès, which seeks the social and economic promotion of the region. Its projects include work integration actions with people who have any type of physical, mental or sensory decrease and are at risk of social exclusion.
Another of La Granja’s channels of collaboration is with the cooperative group of organisations and social enterprises Entrem-hi, specifically in the programme Junts Trenquem el Cercle! With the support of the La Caixa Social Projects and administered by means of an economic fund with contributions from a network of companies that support and are committed to training, it promotes the implementation of work practices and the employment of people at risk of exclusion.
La Granja is among the companies involved. In addition, whenever possible La Granja collaborates with projects and initiatives for the employment of people with difficulties in this regard, or at risk of social exclusion, for example, collaborating in programmes run by the Regional Council of l'Alt Penedès and the municipalities of the region. No less important, La Granja collaborates on a daily basis by delivering produce to charities in its surroundings area, such as those run by the Food Bank or Cáritas, among others, as well as all types of charity sports events.
- Prize for Business Growth in Innovation 2018, awarded during the IV Nit del Gourmet, organised by the Clúster Gourmet de Catalunya.
- Company of the Year Special Grand Prize 2017, presented by the Federació Empresarial del Gran Penedès. Prize for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative 2016 presented by the Unió Empresarial del Penedès.
- Incorpora 2015 Prize in the medium-sized company category, awarded by the La Caixa Social Projects for the integration of vulnerable groups.
- Good Corporate Responsibility Practices 2014: inclusion of La Granja among the 20 small and medium-sized companies by the body Respon.cat that promotes CSR among Catalan companies.