"Dividiendo por Colombia"

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2 August 2006

company website: Corporate Social Responsibility Information

Author: General Motors - Colmotores

GM Colmotores has been a member of Nivelación para la Excelencia since 2002. This partnership between Dividiendo por Colombia, Bogotá’s Secretary of Education, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and General Motors Colmotores was developed to implement programs that improve the quality of public education in Colombia. Starting with select districts, the project has focused on reforming all aspects of school management from administration and academics, to school community relations. Nivelación para la Excelencia has led to new models for education in economically distressed communities. One school received recognition for a “virtual library” from Colombia’s National Ministry of Education. GM Colmotores was recognized by the United Way International for participation in the program and received first place in the category of Best Strategic Partnership.

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2 August 2006

"Dividiendo por Colombia"

Author: Dividiendo por Colombia

[Original website in Spanish. Following summary of the website's key points provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.] Dividiendo por Colombia is a foundation created by a group of business people to put into practice their commitment to social responsibility, by supporting education projects for the poor. Dividiendo gathers financial contributions from over 7500 employees, who individually decide how much they want to contribute, and from over 70 companies, which usually contribute an amount matching the employee contributions. There is an underlying belief that quality education is the best way to help the poor, create opportunities for a decent standard of living, and to make the country more competitive. During 2005 Dividiendo supported programs involving poor boys and girls in Bogotá, Cali, and Medellín. [Companies include: Aercol, Almacenar, Almacenes Éxito, Alusud Embalajes, American Airlines, AFP Santander [part of Santander], Aon Group, Aviatur, Banco GNB Sudameris, Banco Santander, Bancolombia, Belstar, Bolsa de Valores de Colombia, Brigard & Urrutia, Cárdenas & Cárdenas, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Coca-Cola de Colombia, Coodesco, Colfondos, Colcorp [part of Bancolombia], Comisionista de Colombia, Corferias, Coservicios, CPT [part of Bancolombia], Credibanco Visa, Chubb de Colombia [part of Chubb Group], Davivienda, Deceval, Deloitte, Dinámica IPS, Dupont de Colombia, Electronic Data Systems, EPM Bogotá, Fabricato-Tejicóndor, Fanalca, Febanc, Fiduciaria Davivienda, Fiducolombia, Fiduciaria Tequendama, FritoLay, Fundación Suramericana, GM Colmotores, GMAC, Hay Management Consult, IBM, Mckinsey & Company, Michelín, Impsat, Industrias Philips, Invista, Kellogg, Leasing Colombia [now Leasing Bancolombia], Lewin & Wills, Mccann-Erickson, Mattel, Meals, Megaplan, MTP Comunicaciones, Multienlace, Nexsys de Colombia, Parra, Rodríguez & Cavelier, Procter & Gamble, Profesalud, Protabaco, Protección S.A., Punto De Salud, Rohm & Haas, Seguros Bolívar, Sodexho Colombia, Subocol, Suma Corredores, Suramericana, Suratep, Susalud, Suvalor [now Valores Bancolombia], Transportes M&S, Willis Colombia, 3M]

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