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Our commitment for education success

Contributing to educational success

For the last 30 years, Safmex, the Mexican subsidiary of Lesaffre, has been supporting the long-term education of young people by awarding school grants to the most deserving of its staff’s children.

Supporting the education of employees’ children

Every year, more than 150 grants are awarded to the children of Safmex employees who have the best results in school.

In June, participating Safmex staff submit a copy of their children’s report to the company. Until 2014, an average score of 8 out of 10 was needed
to participate in this grant award policy.

Three categories were considered: elementary school, primary school and secondary school. The requirements were raised in 2014 and the minimum average is now 8.5 out of 10, while a fourth category has been created for higher learning.

As such, a further ten grants have been awarded. The reports are classified in descending order and the top pupils in each category are chosen to receive a grant.

A major family event

The grant award ceremony takes place during the last weekend in August. More than 500 people attend, as each winner can invite three guests. Safmex aims to financially support the most deserving children and motivate them to concentrate on their studies so that they can continue their education for as long as possible.

Through this initiative, it raises employee awareness of the importance of attending to their children’s education.