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We believe that a socially responsible company must always grow alongside the surrounding community. In this regard, DP World Lirquén has taken on a commitment to the Lirquén community and is constantly supporting different social initiatives and developing innovative projects that directly benefit people’s quality of life.
Because of the community and for the community, we have primarily focused on three areas that we feel are important, and where we believe our support, participation, and collaboration could have the most impact on community development:
Starting in 2015, and in conjunction with the Fundación Fútbol Más, we have been developing a program to encourage sports in children from the area of Lirquén named Ríos de Chile. The aim of this is to also promote resilience and happiness in children and adolescents who live in environments of social vulnerability by promoting various essential values (joy, respect, responsibility, teamwork, creativity, etc.) through the use of play and soccer.
We also share and support our community by encouraging sports and healthy living by holding several sporting events, which we hope will become highlights in our district, such as:
A soccer tournament during winter break called the “Copa Puerto Lirquén,” which is geared towards children from neighboring communities to decrease the poor use of free and leisure time in children during their winter breaks.
“DP World Lirquén Family Run,” with distances of 800 meters for children under 12 and 5K. The circuit runs through the facilities of the Port, Pier, and part of the municipality.
Exciting, sport-filled breaks. Activity during winter break for children between 8 and 13 from the community and children of workers, so that they can learn about different sport disciplines and exciting physical activities such as swimming, beach volleyball, capoeira, fun dance, trekking, climbing, etc.
We are present at all sporting initiatives organized by the Municipality of Penco with their sports department, as well as those organized by Daem that involve all the students from the schools in the municipality.
DP World Lirquén has always had a very close and personal relationship with the community. This is reflected in many actions developed with and for them. Constant and ongoing contact with the boards of directors of the Neighborhood Councils of Lirquén and with the Community Union of Penco.
We participate and engage with different associations in the district: cultural associations, the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, senior citizen associations, associations for the support and training of disabled individuals, support, and participation with the Hogar de Cristo, among others.
We implemented a program entitled “Open Doors” for the community, thereby inviting classes from neighboring schools, groups from institutions, or groups in general. We want our neighbors to be familiar with the Port, its operations, and facilities, and we began this program by inviting the children of workers to learn about where they parents work.