MIT works tirelessly to enhance the living conditions of its employees and the country, especially for the people of Colon, by focusing health and education projects.
Each project has become a reality thanks to the priority MIT places on social responsibility and to the various strategic alliances that have expanded the reach of each undertaking.
MIT is part of the United Nations Global Compact initiative, the purpose of which is to promote the incorporation of universally recognized values and principles into the strategic vision and corporate practices of companies, therefore promoting greater Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The efficiency of MIT services and its high productivity, coupled with the conviction of its executives, are the driving force behind our corporate social responsibility practices. Our approach aims at the true meaning of sustainability based on ethical principles and great regard for our employees, the community, and the values of collective identity.
MIT is an integral part of the community of Colon, and as such is committed to managing significant social changes in the region and contributing to the development of the people of Colon.
The experience gained over the past 11 years has enabled MIT to create and execute 9 permanent assistance programs in areas of significant importance to society.
MIT has undertaken projects to build and adapt the infrastructure of public schools in Colon, including classrooms, audio - visual rooms, school cafeterias and libraries, to create an environment conducive to the teaching - learning process. Examples of these initiatives are:
MIT works in conjunction with government institutions, non-profit organizations, churches, and civic clubs to develop interactive projects with Operation Smile Foundation, Casa Esperanza, SOS Children's Villages, The Little Family of Mary, and The Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, among others, for the benefit of the community of Colon.
The construction and operation of the Juan A. Núñez Health Center, which to date has provided medical attention to more than one million people, is only one example of the teamwork between MIT, the Ministry of Health, and the Colon Free Zone.
MIT supports projects that help improve the physical capabilities of young people in the community through sports. These initiatives are carried out through a program called Support to Sports
Thus, MIT supports events in various sports disciplines, including official support to baseball, basketball, and soccer, both youth and senior leagues, which represent the province of Colon nationally and internationally.
A strategic alliance between MIT and the GO GREEN C3 Foundation, through the Turn on a Light Program (Programa Enciende una Luz), installed a system of solar panels that brought electricity for the first time to 35 families residing in the community of Los Lagos de Ciricito, located in the province of Colon. The Turn on a Light Program was started in 2015 in the community of Quebradón de Escobal.
MIT supports the marine laboratory located in Punta Galeta, considered one of the most important marine ecosystems research centers in the world. This undertaking is conducted in partnership with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
MIT strives to help ensure environmental conservation by organizing beach cleaning and tree planting activities.
MIT is a vital part of the Portobelo and San Lorenzo Foundation, a non-profit organization whose objective is to enhance, manage, conserve, protect, and restore the patrimony of the above-mentioned historic monument complex located in the province of Colon.
MIT has an active group of employees interested in helping to improve the quality of life of the people Colon. To that end, they carry out activities to contribute to the development of the province in 5 key areas: culture, education, environment, health, and sports.
Some activities conducted by MIT volunteers include:
- Visits and donations to nursing homes.
- Support to baseball, basketball and soccer teams representing the province of Colon at championships.
- Sponsorship of little league sports.
- Organization of tournaments and sports clinics for children, youngsters, and adults.
- Educational, cultural, and recreational activities for the children of the S.O.S. Villages, San Vicente de Paul School, and Casa Esperanza.
- Activities to paint and equip schools in the community.
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance Statement
Effective Date: May 25, 2018
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Other purposes disclosed at the time of collection; and
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Recipients of Personal Data
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Changes to This Statement
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