Our Company - Society

Profitable Social Engagement

Grupo Siro has a firm commitment to society that has been one if the basic criteria guiding its activity since its foundation. Business sustainability must rely on sound relations with the social environment in which it operates.

Grupo Siro currently has four Special Employment Centers, three in Venta de Baños, Palencia, and one in Paterna, Valencia. In Jaén it also has a production line which fulfils Special Employment Center criteria. The people working at these Special Employment Centers account for more than 12% of the total Grupo Siro workforce, and 80% of them have some form of disability.

During 2012 the IPRES index of persons at risk of social exclusion stood at 13%. The model has been extended to other population segments, along with efforts to integrate other groups at risk of social exclusion: victims of gender violence, former convicts, ethnic Romani, etc. These jobs are adapted to the physical and personal circumstances of each employee, allowing all of them to perform their work with absolute normality.

Basis governing the Grupo Siro's Profitable Social Engagement

The basis of Grupo Siro’s policy of Profitable Social Engagement is that it has to be profitable in itself to guarantee sustainability over time. Grupo Siro carries out these actions because they are the best way of integrating people at risk of social exclusion and making them responsible for their work, as would be the case with any other employee.

Grupo Siro factory in Medina del Campo

Grupo Siro factory in Medina del Campo

Collaboration Programs

United Nations Global Compact

As part of our sustainable business model, we are committed to complying with the 10 principles of the Global Compact aimed at defending issues in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

This commitment came into effect on September 18 2012 following acceptance by the United Nations Organization.

The Global Compact is an international initiative launched in 2000 and now has more than 10,500 corporate participants and other stakeholders from all over the world committed to a shared corporate ethics model guiding their operations.

The principles are:

  • Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights within their sphere of influence.
  • Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
  • Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  • Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.
  • Businesses should support the effective abolition of child labor.
  • Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  • Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  • Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
United Nations Global Compact

The ‘Waste not want not’ project

We have joined the ‘La alimentación no tiene desperdicio, aprovéchala’ [Waste not want not] project aimed at reducing the tons of food thrown away throughout the food chain and optimizing the use of surplus.

By joining this project, we are committed to encouraging more widespread compliance with the ten best practice principles by all the stakeholders we have dealings with and to establishing measurement mechanisms that ensure performance by the initiative and the identification of opportunities for improvement in the value chain.

10 basic best practice principles:

  • Strengthen collaboration and improve the exchange of information between producers, manufacturers, distributors and public administration services.
  • Optimize efficiency mechanisms and practices within the company.
  • Commit to a climate of collaboration among the various stakeholders in the value chain that can facilitate efficient and global management.
  • Research and innovate in techniques, pack sizes and models, and packaging.
  • Work on improving communication with the consumer.
  • Establish and/or register mechanisms to measure the amount of consumable product destroyed throughout the chain.
  • Establish and/or register mechanisms to measure the amount of consumable product destroyed throughout the chain.
  • Establish suitable mechanisms to enable redistribution of surplus.
  • Share information with the project supervision committees in order to identify the progress made.
  • Work and collaborate honestly, transparently and effectively.
alimentacion no tiene desperdicio

Amigo Paralímpico

Grupo Siro has been the first company to sponsor a Paralympic sportsperson as part of the “Paralympic Friend” program, thanks to the collaboration agreement signed between the Chairman of Grupo Siro, Juan Manuel González Serna, the Chairman of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Miguel Carballeda, and the former Director General for Social Inclusion of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Manuel Porras.

Under the Paralympic Friend program, a company sponsors a sportsperson from the local province or autonomous region with the aim of creating strong links between the two and with the immediate social environment.

Under this agreement, in 2007 Grupo Siro became a “Paralympic Friend" of the cyclist with physical disabilities Roberto Alcaide, one of the leading Paralympic sportspeople in Spain, and winner of a number of medals at the Paralympic Games and World Championships. In 2009 it extended its sponsorship contract with the Spanish Paralympic Committee for the sponsorship of another Paralympic cyclist, Cesar Neira.

The “Paralympic Friend” program aims to involve companies in promoting Paralympic sportspeople through socially responsible action.

For more information on the Paralympic Friend program, visit the website: www.paralimpicos.es/amigo

Amigo Paralimpico
Roberto Alcaide - Amigo Paralímpico

Roberto Alcaide

César Neira - Amigo Paralímpico

César Neira

Sustainable Management

Empresa Familiarmente Responsable

Fundación Más Familia Family-Responsible Company.

Forética por una gestión ética y socialmente responsable

Forética for socially and ethically responsible management: The services and activities of Forética are characterized by being focused on the partners and the development of knowledge-based initiatives. Forética works in a unique way for its partners, for whom it provides a complete range of services based on consolidated methodologies that afford maturity and the capacity to adapt to the business environment.

European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)

 The EFQM Excellence Model: A private not-for-profit association that since its creation has based its activity on the EFQM guidelines. These provide a model for self-assessment of group management, which enables us to improve and compare ourselves with other organizations. We are going to continue to work with this in pursuit of excellence. The four key strategic elements on which the Club Excelencia philosophy in management is based are:

  • Responsible transformation of organizations with an emphasis on the concept of social values
  • Excellence in management
  • Innovation, understood as “all change that generates value"
  • Enterprising human capital

Fundación EXECYL to identify and spread best business practices.

Disability Support

COCEMFE - Confederación Coordinadora Estatal de Minusválidos Físicos de España.

COCEMFE Confederación Coordinadora Estatal de Minusválidos Físicos de España.

Adhesion to the collaboration agreement between the ONCE Foundation, the Higher Sports Council (CSD) and the Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE) for implementing the ADOP EMPLEO-PRAD 2012-2014 program. The initiative aims to assist in the professional development and integration of sportspeople who take part in the Paralympic Games in London into the labor market once they have ended their sporting careers.

Foro Inserta Responsable de la Fundación ONCE

This is made up of major Spanish companies who aim to promote and clear the way for full social and labor integration of people with disabilities.

Federación Castellano Leonesa de Empresas de Inserción (FECLEI)

National agreement for the integration of people at risk of social exclusion that combine forces to achieve better social and labor integration for this group. This makes the Federation of Job Placement Companies of Castile-Leon (FECLEI) a source of recruitment and pre- selection for all our work centers. It also provides the training needed by candidates to carry out the tasks in the jobs they perform.

ASPAYM - Asociación de parapléjicos y grandes discapacitados de Castilla y León

Association of paraplegics and people with major disabilities of Castile-Leon.

Convenio de Colaboración con Fundación Seeliger y Conde

Collaboration agreement with Fundación Seeliger y Conde to promote the integration into the labor market of people with functional diversity and to have the benefits of the services of a key consultancy in the business world.


Commitment to Society

 Membership of the Dike Plan, a program of employment integration for victims of gender violence.

Programa Óptima

promotes the commitment of business to improve society with responsible actions aligned with company strategy and creating value for all.
SERES groups 100 companies that persue more and better Corporate Social Responsibility performing strategic business actions and therefore sustainable over time, contribute to the social integration of disadvantaged people. We believe in the importance of the actions of the companies to improve the social reality and thus involving all companies, regardless of their location and size.

Programa Óptima

´ptima Program for equal opportunities between men and women.

Programa Incorpora de la Obra Social

Incorpora program run by the Obra Social “La Caixa” (La Caixa Foundation) to promote greater integration of people at risk of social inclusion into the labor market and to promote social responsibility.

Fundación Secretariado Gitano

ACCEDER program. The aim is to integrate unemployed Gypsies in our work centers, particularly young people and women.

Federación Española de Bancos de Alimentos (FESBAL)



Confederation of charity and social organizations run by the Catholic Church in Spain.

Cruz Roja

A voluntary and public-interest humanitarian organization that operates under the protection of the Spanish state.

Asociación Española contra el Cáncer

Manos Unidas

A Catholic development NGO made up of volunteers that since 1960 has been fighting poverty, hunger, malnutrition, disease, lack of education, underdevelopment and all its underlying causes.



ESIC Business & Marketing School and University Center, to form professionals capable of analyzing, making decisions and responding in a responsible fashion.

APD - Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección

Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (Association for Progress in Management), with the aim of promoting training.

Campus Educativo de Castilla y León

A collaboration agreement that provides an ongoing contribution to excellence in training and education by designing and executing a number of training plans that help the personal, academic and professional development of all the Group’s workers in all its centers and job positions.

Fundación Lafer

Agreement with Fundación LAFER to participate in the third Master’s in Agricultural and Food Business Management (MGEA).

Universidad de Burgos

Collaboration agreement with the University of Burgos with the aim of developing joint training and research activities. The agreement also promotes the integration of university graduates with some form of disability into the labor market.

Escuela de Negocios EDEM

Fundación EDEM is a model for the training of executives and young talent. It is run by a trust made up of 25 prestigious companies in the region of Valencia. The aim of the agreement is to promote leadership and the spirit of entrepreneurship: to transmit, learn and share knowledge and experience of success in the business world by training people who can help us improve in our day-to-day activity and planning of the Group's future business.

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