Economy will create a register of Valencian companies

The Ministry of Sustainable Economy prepares the elaboration of a registry of socially responsible companies of the Valencian Community.

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25 May 2022 Wednesday 02:45
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Economy will create a register of Valencian companies

The Ministry of Sustainable Economy prepares the elaboration of a registry of socially responsible companies of the Valencian Community. It was announced last Monday by the general director of Sustainable Economy, José Vicente Soler Gironés, who inaugurated the Sustainability and Agenda 2030 conference in Valencian SMEs, organized by the Valencian Foundation for Stock Market and Financial Studies (FEBF).

At the opening, Soler Gironés addressed the strategic challenges and the importance of extending and structuring good sustainability practices in medium-sized municipalities in the Valencian Community. "We must not postpone the application of the principles in terms of sustainability and social responsibility, and the financial sector is key."

The conference had the collaboration of the Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Commerce and Labor, the Sabadell Hub Company of Banco Sabadell and the participation of Consum and the Valencia Port Foundation, whose representatives participated in a round table moderated by Isabel Giménez, director general of the FEBF. Elías Amor Montiel, head of sustainability and CSR at Consum, as well as Pilar Blaya Hernández, director of CSR and human capital at Fundación ValenciaPort, took part.

The first highlighted how Consum's purposes are to make a more sustainable purchase, emphasizing local products: "One of our priorities is to row in favor of the SDGs" and added that, being a cooperative, "the creation of shared value is our DNA".

For her part, Pilar Blaya emphasized the work carried out during 2021 by the ValenciaPort Foundation, which has raised 50 million euros for Valencian companies.

Regarding the main challenges they face, he commented that there is "a lot of interest" in corporate governance issues and that, in addition, "the challenges of the ValenciaPort Foundation are to strengthen corporate governance, labor adaptation, energy transformation and improvement of competitiveness.

José Fuster, director of European Funds and Sustainability of the Eastern Territory, of Banco Sabadell also participated in the conference that took place in the Sabadell hub in the Valencian capital within the FEBF Meeting Forums, in which ideas are shared and improvement initiatives among professionals and leading managers, to give visibility to experts and training of interest to family businesses in the Valencian financial market.

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