• About Us

    San Juan AgroExport is a family farming company founded in 1985 by the brothers Tulio García Morales and Víctor Hugo García Morales.

    Taking advantage of exports increase, in 1992, was decided to re locate the facilities to the actual location.

    Mission: We produce, process and sell competitive farm products of excellent quality, in an honest and responsible way guaranteeing the satisfaction of customers, producers, suppliers, collaborators and shareholders; in a framework of loyalty, respect and sustainability.

     

    Vision: Consolidate leadership as a Guatemalan company that produces, processes and sells farm products in the United States and European markets.

    As part of our philosophy we know the importance of seeking the common good of the community and society. To contribute to this we are governed by the following values:

    OUR PRODUCTS

    OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    We are a company founded in 1985 located in San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. We work with groups of farmers who base their economy on agriculture, additionally, they use part of the land to plant corn and beans for family food and nutrition security. The main crops of San Juan Agroexport are: Snow Peas, Sugar Snap and French Green Beans.

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    OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    Our success depends on an effective and efficient relationship with our clients and with our collaborators.

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    We promote the protection of the environment through integrated agricultural practices, such as better use of chemicals, crop rotation and proper waste management.

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    We believe and trust that the path to a better nation is to bet on education so we have three programs:

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    We strive to promote the socio-economic development of the country in a responsible and sustainable way.

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    Currently there are two health programs for the benefit of the San Juan AgroExport team.

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    Good Manufacturing Practices in San Juan Agroexport

    Good Manufacturing Practices in San Juan Agroexport

    At San Juan Agroexport the manufacturing processes are executed in a strict way to ensure the quality of each of our products, one of the main pillars will always be to ensure safety for the care of our workers and your family.

    This time we will talk about BPM's (Good Manufacturing Practices), these are basic tools that focus on hygiene and handling at the time of production processes, these ensure safe, healthy and safe food for human consumption .

    The Good Manufacturing Practices are a basic tool for obtaining safe products for human consumption, which are centered on hygiene and the way of handling; The main purpose is to avoid the various forms of contamination that can occur in production plants, these are: Physical, chemical and biological contamination.

    To ensure first hand our good manufacturing practices are divided into several sections of great importance, among them are:

    Hygiene Practices:

    Every collaborator who comes into contact with raw materials, ingredients, packaging material, product and production process must comply with:

    a) Daily bath.

    b) Use of antiperspirant deodorant.

    c) Teeth brushing.

    d) Men must come duly shaved every day.

    e) Clean and restrained hair.

    f) Short nails without enamel. The use of acrylic, false or decorated nails is prohibited.

    g) The use of false or false eyelashes is prohibited.

    h) The use of makeup is not allowed inside the plant.

    i) Do not use lotion, cologne or perfume.

    j) At the end or before the start of the day they can use the showers to take care of personal hygiene.

    Hygiene in Hand Washing

    The act of washing hands with soap and water eliminates up to 80% of the bacteria that cause endless illnesses, this has an impact on reducing health risks since having contact with contaminated surfaces hands carries viruses, bacteria , fungi or parasites that cause many diseases. Therefore, washing hands should be one of the most important habits in people's daily lives.

    a) Personnel operate the pedal mechanism of the sink that turns on the jet and soaks their hands.

    b) Then apply antibacterial soap to your hands taking the necessary amount consisting of a drop of soap the size of a tab of 25 cents.

    c) They rub their hands so that all areas are covered, both in the palm of the hand and between the fingers until they cover above the wrists. The movement is circular rubbing for approximately 20 seconds.

    d) The staff cleans their nails by rubbing the nail area of ??both hands with the brush, until they are clean. Place the brush in the glass with disinfectant.

    e) Remove soap by rubbing again with plenty of water until hands are clean of soap residue.

    f) Dry hands with single-use paper towels and deposit in their respective container.

    g) Apply alcohol to both hands.

    At what time

    • Before and after eating.

    • When going to the toilet and in any situation in which the hands could have been contaminated.

    • When carrying out cleaning activities in the work area.

     • After coughing, sneezing, touching your hair, or any other activity that may involve contamination.

    • At every product change.

    Habits and Conducts

    Also within the BPM´s code, it is important to take into account the conduct, since abiding by it allows to implement discipline rules that ensure that the quality processes are carried out in a concrete and orderly manner, some of these practices are:

    • Comply with all safety rules and signs in all areas of the plant.

    • Immediately correct and report unsafe conditions to supervisors.

    • Maintain order and cleanliness in all areas of the plant.

    • Do not smoke, drink, eat, chew gum, or eat candy or seeds and nuts in plant work areas.

    • You can only eat and drink in the cafeteria facilities. The administrative production offices will only be allowed to drink water in hermetic containers that cannot cause spills.

    • All personnel must appear at their workplace with the appropriate gown according to the area where they work.

    • Keep fire extinguishers, walkways, and walkways clear of obstacles.

    • Refrain from altering machinery or bypassing safety devices.

    • Immediately report an accident of any kind.

    • Do not run within work areas.

    • Use the appropriate tools for the performance of their tasks.

    Given the crisis experienced by COVID19, the following measures have been implemented:

    Upon entering the plant:

    a. Upon entry, security guards take the temperature, if the thermometer detects a temperature greater than or equal to 37.5 degrees Celsius, it will be isolated and a prudent time will be given to start the procedure again, in case it re-dials high temperature, it will not be allowed to enter to the facilities. And the area of ??Occupational Health and Safety or Human Resources must be notified.

    b. Gel alcohol is applied at the time of admission.

    c. People with flu-like symptoms cannot enter.

    d. For the entrance of changing rooms can be a maximum of 5 people, the rest of the staff must wait to enter taking their distance which has been marked on the ground in the different areas of the company.

    e. If any collaborator presents flu symptoms during the working day, they should immediately contact the Medical Clinic or the person in charge of Occupational Safety and Health

    f. All staff with flu symptoms, pregnant women, staff over 60 years of age and people suffering from any severe chronic disease (diabetes, kidney failure, heart disease, among others) should NOT report to work, they must notify their manager and they will be will request to remain in their homes until further notice.

    g. In the case of chronic patients who have a not so severe medical condition, it will be evaluated by the plant medical unit to authorize that they can continue working.

    h. Alcohol is applied hourly to work areas, hands, and surfaces.

    i. Mandatory use of masks at all times

    j. Taking distance in the marks on the floors and different areas already established within the plant.

    k. Deep cleanings are carried out in all indoor and outdoor facilities.

    l. Clean surfaces are verified by making laboratory samples.

    m. Health checks are carried out on all staff at the time of entry.

    n. Personnel are gradually entered by segmented groups of less than 50.

    o. Health, social distancing, handwashing, sneezing ethics and coughing measures will continue to be met and monitored until there is a cure.

    p. Small groups are established for meal times.

    q. Small groups are established for bus transfer times, as well as the control of areas to segment the groups.

    r. On the buses, controls are carried out on the use of gel, mask, and numbering of seats so that the personnel do not change places, supervised by personnel in charge of Occupational Safety in the company.

    s. San Juan Agroexport, provides all the necessary protective equipment for its personnel, enforcing the regulations established by the government to safeguard the health of its collaborators.

    t. Employees are supported with food in the morning.

    Our firm commitment is to constantly ensure that each of the vegetables that reaches the hands of each of our customers is a high quality, safe product, and with the flavor and freshness that characterizes us, they are our reason for being from the seed until it reaches your table, that is why we are Guatemala, We are San Juan Agroexport.

    How to protect yourself from the coronavirus

    At this time our planet is going through a strong stage as a result of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID 19). This disease has a high rate of contagion which has led to its expansion worldwide, in this article we will explain the actions you should to take to avoid infection and protect you and your family.

    How is it spread?

    The virus is spread by direct contact with breath drops that an infected person can expel when coughing or sneezing, or by touching surfaces contaminated by the virus. COVID-19 can survive on a surface for several hours, but can be removed with simple disinfectants.

    How can we prevent contagion?

    1) Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    2) Avoid touching your face and the mucosa of your eyes, nose or mouth.

    3) When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nostrils with the end of your elbow or using disposable paper towels.

    4) The masks are for the exclusive use of people with respiratory symptoms or who assist symptomatic people or those with a confirmed diagnosis of the disease.

    5) Maintain a distance of one to two meters from symptomatic people, do not wave, kiss or hug; in the same sense, avoid going to places where there may be crowds of people.

    6) Do not share utensils for personal use for drinks and food.

    8) Respect the regulatory distancing by the health authorities of your country.

    What are the symptoms and what should I do if I have them?

    The symptoms that can be caused by COVID-19 are:

    • Fever and chills
    • Headache
    • Nasal congestion
    • Throat discomfort
    • General discomfort
    • Muscle pains
    • Loss of appetite
    • Dry cough

     

    If you have severe breathing problems or have any of the symptoms mentioned, seek medical attention or contact your local emergency service. Anyone who is hospitalized for an acute respiratory infection will undergo a coronavirus test when other possible infectious causes that may justify the clinical picture have been ruled out, regardless of whether they have been in close contact with an infected person or have traveled to a focus of infection in the previous two weeks.

    Remember to abide by all the pertinent measures disseminated in your country for the prevention and care of yourself and your family.

    Actions for the Benefit of Environmental Sustainability

    Our planet has gone through in the last decades alarming consequences derived from the mismanagement of resources due to an increase in industrialization, this caused for many years the deterioration of natural life and therefore the need for awareness in the optimization of the benefits of it for the generation of energies that ensure a clean and risk-free process for the planet

    In this article we will know some ways in which San Juan Agroexport supports the care of natural resources through environmental sustainability practices.

    Use of solar energy

    In order to use the solar energy resource, in our plants we have solar heaters on top of the plant for the water with which our employees wash their hands.

    Recycling

    Within the practices of renewable energies is recycling, the reuse of elements ensures a new life cycle since in this process natural resources that could be used in the production of different materials are protected.

    Among the types of recycling that San Juan Agroexport promotes are:

    Recycling of paper: All those documents that are no longer used are recycled, those sheets that still have a white part are used in the printing of ballots, if not, they are processed in a special recycling warehouse.

    Technological and metal waste: These are also stored in special warehouses, since there is no special equipment to process this type of products, these are stored and subsequently taken to a recycling plant specialized in these products.

    Emissions to the atmosphere

    San Juan Agroexport does not produce direct emissions of gases into the environment, however, carbon footprint indicators are measured since we have emissions of type 1 scope that includes the leaks of refrigerants used in refrigeration equipment and own transport, and of Type 2 scope, caused mainly by electrical energy.

    With the support of the USAID Low Emission Development Project, an information management plan has been established to calculate the carbon footprint during the product's life cycle, estimating greenhouse gas emissions.

    Optimization of water use

    The optimization of the vital liquid is one of the topics of high importance for San Juan Agroexport, in this section these practices stand out:

     

    Drip irrigation: In order to take advantage of 90% of the water, we have drip irrigation systems used in our plantations.

    Water catchment systems: This system reduces soil erosion since rainwater recharges the aquifers. It also conserves water reserves such as rivers and lakes. In addition, using it reduces the overexploitation of sweet water sources and favors the sustainability of the ecosystem.

    Awareness with the use of water in the plant through training: Through constant training aimed at our collaborators, we have instilled the culture of water care, a practice that will help us not only in company costs but also in care and commitment to the environment.

    In San Juan Agroexport, the commitment to sustainability and protection of our planet and the environment prevails, thanks to it we can provide you with the best products from Guatemala for the world, which is why #WeAreSanJuan

    Blog Actions for the Benefit of Environmental Sustainability

    Our planet has gone through in the last decades alarming consequences derived from the mismanagement of resources due to an increase in industrialization, this caused for many years the deterioration of natural life and therefore the need for awareness in the optimization of the benefits of it for the generation of energies that ensure a clean and risk-free process for the planet

    In this article we will know some ways in which San Juan Agroexport supports the care of natural resources through environmental sustainability practices.

    Use of solar energy

    In order to use the solar energy resource, in our plants we have solar heaters on top of the plant for the water with which our employees wash their hands.

    Recycling

    Within the practices of renewable energies is recycling, the reuse of elements ensures a new life cycle since in this process natural resources that could be used in the production of different materials are protected.

    Among the types of recycling that San Juan Agroexport promotes are:

    Recycling of paper: All those documents that are no longer used are recycled, those sheets that still have a white part are used in the printing of ballots, if not, they are processed in a special recycling warehouse.

    Technological and metal waste: These are also stored in special warehouses, since there is no special equipment to process this type of products, these are stored and subsequently taken to a recycling plant specialized in these products.

    Emissions to the atmosphere

    San Juan Agroexport does not produce direct emissions of gases into the environment, however, carbon footprint indicators are measured since we have emissions of type 1 scope that includes the leaks of refrigerants used in refrigeration equipment and own transport, and of Type 2 scope, caused mainly by electrical energy.

    With the support of the USAID Low Emission Development Project, an information management plan has been established to calculate the carbon footprint during the product's life cycle, estimating greenhouse gas emissions.

    Optimization of water use

    The optimization of the vital liquid is one of the topics of high importance for San Juan Agroexport, in this section these practices stand out:

     

    Drip irrigation: In order to take advantage of 90% of the water, we have drip irrigation systems used in our plantations.

    Water catchment systems: This system reduces soil erosion since rainwater recharges the aquifers. It also conserves water reserves such as rivers and lakes. In addition, using it reduces the overexploitation of sweet water sources and favors the sustainability of the ecosystem.

    Awareness with the use of water in the plant through training: Through constant training aimed at our collaborators, we have instilled the culture of water care, a practice that will help us not only in company costs but also in care and commitment to the environment.

    In San Juan Agroexport, the commitment to sustainability and protection of our planet and the environment prevails, thanks to it we can provide you with the best products from Guatemala for the world, which is why #WeAreSanJuan

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