Colombina works alongside allies in a shared business strategy that fosters sustainability management throughout our value chain.
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Colombina Supplier Programs
Our Big Brother program has been one of our most significant endeavors
in fostering competitiveness and building a business network. The Big
Brother program bolsters our suppliers by imparting Best Practices
aimed at enhancing their production, administrative, and commercial
processes, while equipping them with the tools to become exporting
Currently, we have 63 supplier companies in Colombia and Guatemala. We have recently implemented a new structuring for the program to expand its coverage from national to international suppliers. This was done by establishing coordination within our Supply Chain Department and designated leaders at every plant who are in place to facilitate the program's implementation.
Big-Brother Sponsored Suppliers
Since the inception of our program to date, Colombina has sponsored 63
supplier companies for wider-impact business networking, which has
contributed to regional development. Colombina’s hope is that
each one of its sponsored suppliers will go on to replicate this same
model within their own value chains.
Our current list of Big Brother suppliers:
Supplier Certification Program
Through our Supplier Certification Program, Colombina aims to bolster
teamwork, establish lasting relationships, and align suppliers with
integrated management systems, ensuring their continuous improvement
translates into product and service quality.
Colombina certifies suppliers who have demonstrated top performance on indicators measured throughout the program’s 3 phases. In addition, it certifies those able to meet the highest standards of quality and safety to ensure food security within the supply chain itself.
The program is backed and certified by the shared SGS Colombia seal, which upholds transparency in partner assessment.
Currently, we have 59 certified suppliers who provide us with transportation, raw materials, and packaging in Colombia and Guatemala.
Social and Environmental Assessment
Colombina opts to work with suppliers with solid social,
environmental, and corporate governance management. These companies
continuously measure their value chain with the sole objective of
strengthening their various areas of impact such as governance,
community, workers, environment, and customers. To strengthen our
suppliers, we work on a program called "Measure what
Matters+Colombina" using a measurement tool called Impact
Colombina has evaluated 295 suppliers in social and environmental practices.
We have accompanied and trained 119 companies who were in need of strengthening their social and environmental practices.
Impact-areas measured in this scheme:
Colombina works alongside allies who have a stake in a shared business
strategy and who are instrumental to Sustainability Management along the
length and breadth of Colombina’s value chain.
We start out with principles of trust and mutual respect, creating long-term relationships that allow us to promote compliance with the fundamental principles inherent to:
These principles shall be adopted and validated throughout our supply chain by means of the following guidelines: