Fundación Vasconia

ABOUT FUNDACIÓN VASCONIA

At the end of 2021, the Foundation underwent a very important transition. It went from supporting causes in a philanthropic way, to being aligned with our Sustainability Strategy, in order to have a greater impact in each of its actions.

Fundación Vasconia will seek to support only bodies with similar objectives to those of our Sustainability Strategy.

Donations

– In kind, through our brand Vasconia Brands
– Monetary through Fundación Vasconia

Organizations seeking to be supported must deliver the necessary documents, as well as justify that their cause is in line with Grupo Vasconia’s Sustainability Strategy 

HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION

It was established in 2007. It currently promotes the integration of new Partners interested in participating in the Foundation’s objective and aligned with our ESG Strategy.

Previously, we have had initiatives such as Ekco’s Pink Line, Vasconia’s Taste of Knowledge Line, Ekco’s Ekcological Line, Vasconia’s Caobas Line, Voit’s Pink Line, Christmas trees, Agros hydroponic salads and tomatoes, McCormick Light Mayonnaise, Reynolds aluminum foil, McCormick Tea, and Pietra Santa bottled water, where a percentage of the sale of these products was earmarked to support Fundación Para Nosotras Las Mujeres A.C., in its breast cancer, ecology, and education program.

EKCO PINK LINE

Every year, Fundación Para Nosotras las mujeres, A.C. donates 3% of the sales of its “PINK” lines; the Ekco Pink Line, the Voit Pink Line, McCormick Light Mayonnaise, Reynolds aluminum foil, McCormick tea, and Pietra Santa bottled water.

One of the programs of Fundación Para Nosotras las mujeres, A.C. is to be one of the main sponsors of the “Footprints” race against breast cancer, joining Fundación cim*ab for the seventh consecutive year, with the goal of raising awareness among Mexican society about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. “Footprints” is a sporting and 100% family-friendly event, which annually invites women, men, and children to take a firm step against breast cancer by participating in the 5-10 km race or the 5 km walk.”

Year after year, Huellas has grown and positioned itself as a movement to generate awareness and together continue to benefit thousands of Mexican women and their families. This year, 5,000 people participated in the movement, and joined forces for this cause. The funds raised in the “Footprints” race go to programs for the early detection of breast cancer in marginalized communities in different states.

EKCO GREEN LINE

Every year, Fundación Para Nosotras Las Mujeres, A.C. donates 3% of the sales of its “GREEN” lines: Ekco’s Ekcological Line, Vasconia’s Caobas Line, Christmas trees, and Agros Hydroponic salads and tomatoes.

One of the programs of Fundación Para Nosotras Las Mujeres, A.C. has been to support the UNIDOS PARA LA CONSERVACIÓN foundation by donating to Ejido Caobas, considered a priority region of SEDESOL, in the Mujeres Retoño project.

We aim for the permanence of the jaguar territories, and the progress of the Caobas community. The work with Ejido Caobas, in Quintana Roo, will allow us to preserve the tropical forests, through the sustainable use of tropical wood for manufacturing VASCONIA cutting boards, and providing courses, workshops, and activities to train young women between the ages of 15 and 29 with the aim of turning them into environmental ambassadors. The Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), a scientific research center that seeks to contribute to the sustainable development of the southern border of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean also participated.

This was achieved under different programs; the certification of sustainable timber by the Rain Forest Alliance. The Clean Patio Campaign: To combat dengue and malaria. We established the Guardians of Nature group, PET Recycling: exchange of tickets for bottles at the Chetumal zoo. Organization to raise resources: funding, raffles, auctions, and events to cover the expenses of cleaning up the ejido.

VASCONIA RED LINE

Every year, Fundación Para Nosotras las mujeres, A.C. donates 3% of the sales of its “RED” line, Vasconia’s Taste of Knowledge Line.

One of the programs of Fundación Para Nosotras las mujeres, A.C. is to donate to Fundación Nutre a un Niño (Nurture a Child), helping to include Efficient Patsari Stoves within community homes, preventing smoke inside homes and reducing deforestation, in the Cuajinicuilapa municipality, on Guerrero’s Costa Chica, we work in the holistic education of mothers registered in the programs of Fundación Nutre a un Niño; in their training in nutrition, health, and hygiene. We seek to improve the environment in their homes, so that people will live in healthy homes.

They are also provided with packages of household items (pots, pans, utensils, crockery, and cutlery) to equip their homes.

FOUNDATIONS TO WHICH DONATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE

Since the inception of the Fundación para Nosotras las Mujeres, A.C. in 2007, Grupo Vasconia has donated 5% of the sales of 3 product collections (the Pink Line, the Green Line, and the Red Line), supporting causes such as breast cancer, ecology, and nutrition, respectively, to different institutions such as:

FUNDACIÓN CIMAB – ASOCIACIÓN MEXICANA CONTRA EL CÁNCER DE MAMA, A.C.

Since its inception, Fundación para Nosotras las Mujeres, A.C. has been one of the main sponsors of the HUELLAS race, joining Fundación cimab in support of the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

CRUZ ROSA ABP

Fundación para Nosotras las Mujeres, A.C. makes annual donations for aids covering food, shelter, and holistic support to women in need.

FUNDACIÓN FUCAM

Fundación para Nosotras las Mujeres, A.C. has donated to Fundación Fucam to support the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

NUTRE UN NIÑO

In the Cuajinicuilapa municipality, on Guerrero’s Costa Chica, we work on the holistic education of mothers registered in the programs of Fundación Nutre a un Niño; in their training in nutrition, health, and hygiene. We seek to improve the environment in their homes, so that people will live in healthy homes. The donation from Fundación para Nosotras las Mujeres, A.C. helped to include Efficient Patsari Stoves, preventing smoke inside homes and reducing deforestation.

UNIDOS PARA LA CONSERVACIÓN, A.C.

In collaboration with Fundación para Nosotras las Mujeres, A.C. It has been carrying out the “Mujeres Retoño” project (budding women) in the Caobas ejido in Quintana Roo, which has resulted in the manufacture of different tropical wood products. With the donation from the Vasconia Caobas Line, we support the conservation of our forests and the progress of the Caobas community in Quintana Roo, considered a priority region of Sedesol.

FONDO PRO CUENCA VALLE DE BRAVO A.C.

Ekco’s Ekcological Line helps this institution to promote and perform actions in favor of the rescue and conservation of the region, promoting development and sustainability through projects that benefit the permanence of its forests, soils, and streams, and contribute to its inhabitants’ well-being. Valle de Bravo provides water for 2 million people in the center of the country through the Cutzmala system. The economy, jobs, and value of investments depend on healthy and functional ecosystems; yet, despite its importance, the area is seriously deteriorated.

FUNDACIÓN SORIANA, A.C.

Fundación para Nosotras las Mujeres, A.C. donated $500,000 pesos to Fundación Soriana, A.C. to purchase basic goods for families affected by Hurricane Alex.

FUNDACIÓN BELTRONES

Fundación para Nosotras las Mujeres, A.C. has donated to Fundación Beltrones to support the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

DONATIONS IN KIND

Donations of kitchenware to social assistance and support organizations following natural disasters.