The FVI feels the concerns that arise in the communities and institutions located in its closest environment, as well as the concerns of its own workers. With each one he shares the commitment to work to improve their living conditions and assumes him as a socially responsible company.
As an expression of this commitment, in November 2003, the FVI Foundation was created. This institution shares the goal of the company of supporting innovative proposals and impact, which contribute to provide greater quality of life, with a sense of fairness and equity.
The relationship of the FVI with its workers and the communities
With its workers, the FVI wants to foster the best relationships and strives to meet their requirements through various initiatives, seeking to satisfy needs that go beyond contractual and legal obligations.
We consolidate a philosophy of inclusion with our human capital. To achieve this, we develop policies aimed at supporting each worker in their personal and work growth with the faithful belief that, without the decided contribution of human capital present in the organization, our success is not possible.
We also share the concern of the need to be closer to the communities and institutions located in our immediate surroundings, stimulating and accompanying social content initiatives.
How do we do it
Through a close relationship with the worker and his family that is specified in a plan of scheduled visits, which incorporate, in addition to the team of the Foundation, corporate managers and the management of shopping centers. We also strive to build this closeness with our surrounding communities, especially in those where our workers live, we work together in creating a relationship through them while taking into account initiatives that come from other institutions and meet the established parameters.
What we achieve through that closeness
A greater understanding of the reality of our workers
Strengthen the bonds of closeness and solidarity between management and workers
The effective support of the cases raised
Establish links with community organizations
We can feel in the corporation how solidarity and companionship manage to take firm steps to create a good work environment in the framework of an organizational culture, in which there is genuine concern for the needs of the other, beyond their work responsibilities.
It offers support to the worker to meet needs, such as the improvement of his home, health requirements (expenses for illnesses or accidents not covered by the HCM policy) or in any emergency situation that may arise. This support is manifested in small loans that are granted without any type of interest and in conditions that facilitate their return. The program also has the modality of donations to which it is accessed by complying with the norms established for that purpose. With this initiative we also promote the need to create conditions for solidarity and equity within the work environment in the different business units of the FVI.
Program that allows to finance university studies of the children of the FVI workers and related companies as well as for our workers, if the case should arise. With this initiative we are convinced that we are contributing to the growth of the country, investing in the training of human resources to promote it in the maximum development of its competences and offer them the opportunity to have the best possibilities both for their professional and personal development.
In the attention to the communities, the Foundation has chosen to support the community initiative of the workers, as they are the bearers of the concerns of their immediate surroundings and of the proposals that allow channeling those concerns, facilitating also the contact with the interested parties.
The training spaces program responds to the concern to offer FVI workers and their related companies an additional option to keep up-to-date on current issues. We started the experience in 2009 by developing lecture series and some courses, both in the shopping centers and in the office towers, which have allowed us to achieve real dialogue opportunities with all the staff.
Among the objectives of the Foundation is to promote and accompany solidarity action among workers; We believe that encouraging volunteerism is essential and we accept it as a program with the conviction that those who make a moral and ethical commitment, which leads them to feel the problems and needs of others as their own, promote a better society with their actions. Undoubtedly the basis of this program is based on the sum of wills, which combine two main motivations: the first based on the action of giving (time, resources and work, etc.) and the second based on the action of receiving (satisfaction, learning, experience, human relationships, etc.).
Working in partnership is a proposal to assume various challenges in our daily practice; also a way to respond to multiple requests. We define this program as a way of working, joining efforts with other companies and institutions to make reality projects that are often dreamed of. This is how a large group of children traveled to Margarita during the years 2010, 2011 and 2012; the great majority were children of the FVI workers and their related companies. Also participating in this experience were students who had distinguished themselves by their qualifications and others selected by their schools in response to criteria of excellence in their performance as students. In this way we offered children an alternative to know and love Venezuela, enjoying a day of recreation in Margarita as a reward for the work done during the school year.