First European food company to get this mark of distinction, promoted by the European Parliament
ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN has been declared a European Sport and Healthy Company 2018, an award promoted by the European Parliament which publicly recognises the company’s commitment to promote health and sport among its more than 4,000 workers.
It is the first food company in Europe to receive this mark of distinction, promoted by ACES Europe and the International Organisation of Human Capital Directives.
ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN presented its candidacy and defended a demanding project before the Evaluation Commission, headed by the president of ACES Europa, Gian Francesco Lupatelli.
The committee carried out an audit of the company’s head offices in Alhama de Murcia, and valued, in particular, the 5,000 m2 of sporting space which is for the exclusive use of its staff with a wide range of activites including gymnasium , padel and tennis courts, a covered pavilion designed for indoor football and other sports such as table tennis. The company has invested 170,000 euros in these facilities over the last two years.
The company’s commitment to sport is not only reflected at an internal level, but also it is the main focus of its CSR policy, with sponsorships including the Spanish Paralympic Team, the cycling tour of Spain “La Vuelta”, the Women’s Race or the Indoor football team ElPozo Murcia.
Furthermore, the title recognises ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN’s commitment to promote health in its working environment, through initiatives such as the School of Joint Health, the siesta room, the vaccination and blood donation campaigns, healthy menus or the doctors services which are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For this service there are two modern surgeries and a complete team, which includes two doctors, six nurses, three auxiliary assistants and a clinical psychologist, all of them form part of its workforce.
Gala in the European Parliament
The prize will be awarded in a gala which will take place on 6th December at the European Parliament’s headquarters. ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN will join there the companies who have received this distinction including Grupo Cofares, which was awarded it last year.
During the ceremony the city of Marseille will award the title of European Capital of Sport to Sofía 2018. In addition, all the cities, towns and communities awarded will receive their banner for 2018. Budapest 2019 and Malaga 2020 will briefly explain their project for the coming years and the European Capital of Sport for 2021 will be announced, with Lisbon and La Haya as candidates.