Alliance for Companies without Poverty

Alliance for Companies without Poverty

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    The Public Private Alliance for Development (PPAD) in Panama was created to improve the quality of life of employees with low income and low education levels (trade service workers, manufacturing plant machine and assembly operators, and drivers and operators of mobile machinery) from companies affiliated with SumaRSE and UN Global Compact, through the adaptation and implementation in Panama of the “Alliance for Companies Without Poverty” methodology. The intervention seeks to address situations of poverty throughout the value chains of PPAD companies caused by socioeconomic problems, and to transfer capabilities to companies to establish their own internal programs.

    Project objectives

    With regards to the capacity building process within the program, we can highlight various aspects that will contribute to the improvement of both internal processes and the quality of life of company employees. Strengthen internal administrative capacities for addressing the socio-economic needs of employees in a sustainable manner. Provide training processes concerning the approach and necessary focus for the design of programs and actions concerning human rights and gender equity in business. Contribute to the generation of social mobility of homes identified as below the line of poverty through the programs implemented by the companies. Enhance the scope and impact of corporate social responsibility programs in companies outside the PPAD, through the implementation of joint actions with companies participating in Avancemos. Create a learning space that allows the sharing of experience and best practices that each company develops as part of the initiative. Promote the participation of companies in the creation of opportunities for employees to improve their quality of life and socioeconomic condition. Provide a collaborative space for addressing social needs with employees. Additionally, the process of technology transfer will occur in regards to the use and application of the online survey platform, which is the tool used to undergo the diagnostic process of the socioeconomic status of the company employees.

    Project URL

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 10. Reduced inequalities

    Regions / countries / territories

    Americas: Panama

    Detailed location


    Issue areas

    Child Labour; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Persons with Disabilities; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Women's Empowerment


    Existing partners

    The Public Private Alliance for Development (PPAD) consists of: AECID The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, SUMARSE, Panama Network of the Global Compact, UDELAS (Public University), Movimiento Nueva Generación (local NGO), plus national and multinational companies Súper Xtra, Grupo Melo, Casa de las Baterías, Felipe Motta and CEMEX.

    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.