CAPSA FOOD has once again been certified as a Top Employer in Spain, recognising its work and guaranteeing that it is one of the best companies to work for. This certification, which is held by 103 companies nationwide, reinforces the company’s commitment as an Exemplary Employer.
Since 2016, CAPSA FOOD has been improving its score to obtain outstanding levels in some of the aspects evaluated in an audit process in which the strategy for people, the work environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being and diversity and inclusion, among other aspects.
“Although 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, CAPSA FOOD continues working to achieve the highest level of professional and personal development among its teams, adapting the company’s policies to new requirements. CAPSA is very proud to have achieved the Top Employer recognition for another year. Pursuing its purpose every day and making CAPSA a stronger leader and a more sustainable company is the challenge that it must constantly strive for in order to develop and attract the best talent,” stated Andrés Vega, Director of Human Resources.
One of the areas in which CAPSA FOOD is distinguished is young talent selection and development through its scholarship and work experience programmes, through which 51% of scholarships have been transformed into employment contracts over the last three years. It also encourages professional development through internal promotion and job changes, with 4 out of 10 vacancies filled internally.
Another highlight is the company’s investment into technical and skills training programmes, with an average of 25,000 hours of training over the last three years. (23,000 hours in 2020).
CAPSA FOOD has adapted different work/life balance and equality measures to the different groups and to production requirements. In 2020, adapting to current circumstances, the implementation of flexible remote work in office positions was consolidated.
It has also been a Family Responsible Company since 2009, with the representation of women continuing to increase (26% of the workforce), especially in factory positions (21% occupied by women) and management.
The company fosters employees’ health, safety and well-being in a comprehensive manner, involving their families and society, reducing its accident rate by 32%.
The General COVID Action Plan has also been implemented, with a COVID protocol (more than 100 measures) that is certified by Aenor.
Social action is part of CAPSA’s culture, with different actions organised with employees that are related to health, sport and safety at work. An example is the “Lacto Solidario Project,” through which more than €17,000 has been raised thanks to the reduced number of accidents within work centres. Different donation campaigns are also carried out together with employees to help the most disadvantaged.
In 2020, CAPSA’s Human Resources policies contributed to it obtaining B Corp certification (the first Spanish dairy company to achieve it), which is awarded to companies that generate a positive social impact on society and on the planet.
“The 2020 results are the fruit of everyone’s work. Commitment, professionalism, leadership and cooperation, are the values that move CAPSA towards achieving its purpose: To assure the future for farming partners and offer natural products and solutions that improve people’s health and quality of life in a sustainable environment,” said Vega.
CAPSA FOOD (Central Lechera Asturiana, Larsa, ATO, 39ytu, Vega de Oro, Asana and Innova Food Ingredients) is the leading company in the Spanish dairy market with six production centres throughout Spain providing direct employment for more than 1,300 people and with international presence in more than 40 countries.
In 2020, the company became part of the B CORP movement and was recognised as having the best reputation in Spain in 2017 according to the REPTRAK study by the Reputation Institute. CAPSA FOOD is also the first Spanish food company to have the 500+ European Seal of Excellence awarded by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and the Excellence in Management Club (CEG), which implies that it is a well-managed company and a “model to follow” in Spain, a company that innovates in the market with new formats and new products with functional benefits and creates an excellent work environment for professionals’ development.
In its commitment to comprehensive sustainability, CAPSA FOOD works to “Assure the future for farming partners, offer natural products and solutions that improve people’s health and quality of life in a SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT,” supporting the primary sector and the rural world, promoting health through nutrition and healthy life habits, protecting the natural environment and being the exemplary employer that it has been since its foundation.