Corporate Social Responsibility Program
Farmashop — the largest pharmacy chain in Uruguay — initiated an ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) program following Linzor’s entry into the company. The CSR program is composed of the following areas:
Quality of Work Environment
- Policies designed to provide employees with a friendly, respectful work environment in which harassment and discrimination are strictly forbidden and condemned.
- Farmashop has mechanisms in place for affected employees to report abuse anonymously. The company is committed to investigating all incidents and taking appropriate action based on the results.
- Farmashop regularly contributes to non-profit organizations selected by the employees through a company-wide voting process.
- Recent beneficiaries include: UNICEF Uruguay, Peluffo Guigens Foundation (dedicated to helping children with cancer), Teleton (televised charity drive benefitting children and teens with disabilities), and a diverse group of smaller community, sport, and charity associations.
- Farmashop donates all its paper and cardboard waste to Repapel, a foundation dedicated to educating children on sustainable development. Recycled paper goods are produced from the donated material, which help Repapel finance its activities.
- The company’s home delivery service is powered by electric bicycles, which help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Employee Benefits and Programs
- Benefits include employee discounts, holiday gifts and events, tuition reimbursement for pharmacy courses, and discounts at affiliated retailers and service providers.
- All employees receive training, both in-person and online, on a variety of topics, including pharmacy, cosmetics, fragrance and personal care; as well as on the company’s values, customer service and human development.
- Farmashop is committed to creating work opportunities for people in demographic segments that may not necessarily meet the traditional selection criteria, but nonetheless carry exceptional potential.
- As part of this commitment, the company has launched recruiting programs targeting: (i) women seeking to reenter the work force after a period of absence, and (ii) young people seeking their first job.