18May2015

The Quito International Airport project took part in the ‘Drive Performance of Sustainable Businesses: Private Sector Perspectives Sustainable Business' forum organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Department of Structured Corporate Finance (SCF).

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Quiport, as concessionaire of the Mariscal Sucre Airport, shared this opportunity for dialogue with other Latin American and the Caribbean companies that carry out entrepreneurship projects of shared value, gender equity and clean energy to increase both the profitability of their businesses the impact on development.

Andrew O'Brian, President and CEO of Quiport participated in this forum, where he referred primarily to the way Quiport conceives Corporate Social Responsibility. "We understand that CSR involves all practices of the company and therefore we have incorporated it as a cornerstone of our management at all levels and is part of our mission statement, vision and company objectives. Thus contributing to the development of the communities surrounding our operations," Mr. O'Brien explained.

More than Sixty Thousand Beneficiaries

One of the most relevant pieces of information provided by the chief executive of Quiport was that more than sixty thousand people have benefited from the programs of social responsibility undertaken by the company since 2006. "We work in areas such as reforestation, water quality, air quality , training, education and support for the formation of community enterprises."

A clear example of social benefit generated by Quiport’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs is the creation of the community enterprise 'Pepper Gourmet'. "This company is made up of ten women from the area near the airport that lacked a formal job. Quiport provided training and support to form a catering company that offers services to companies operating at the airport and has currently spread its services to other companies in the area", stated Andrew O'Brian.

Shared Value, a Step Forward in CSR

Modern projects are more ambitious. Quiport is developing, in unison with the IDB, a Shared Value program under the concept of creating a win-win relationship between the company and the community. The Shared Value program seeks to create a communal enterprise of Solid Waste Management to take charge of all waste generated by various airport operators that will use the airport waste incinerator, which operates at 20% of total capacity.

This community promoter may also offer its services to other companies outside the airport operating area, expanding its range of action.

The IDB, as organizer of the forum, highlighted the results of Quiport’s CSR program in benefit of the community.

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