DIFARE Group manages its activities from a holistic perspective, which considers the state of physical, emotional and social well-being. These actions are aligned with the business vision, corporate values, purpose and goals of SDG 3 on health and well-being, in order to promote a better quality of life.

Since 2015, Grupo DIFARE has had a sustainability model based on four fundamental pillars, which enable decision-making management and prioritization according to ESG (Environment, Society and Governance) criteria, in an integrated and balanced way. In the same year, it was considered one of the pioneer companies in the country in defining the goals and objectives of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

“When we decided to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we identified those that were most suitable for our purpose, and therefore included this global agenda as part of our strategy,” says Sylvia Banda, Head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility.

For several years, he has been participating in the SDG 3 working group, the main goal of which was to achieve goal 3.4, aimed at reducing premature mortality caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) of the brain and heart by one third. “We contributed content to a virtual platform aimed at providing recommendations to mitigate the effects of COVI D-19,” says Banda.

A health and wellness policy has also been developed as a reference for companies interested in promoting a healthy environment for their employees.


From its eight companies, Grupo DIFARE implements initiatives that contribute to 46 goals of the seven SDGs: SDG 3 Health and well-being, SDG 4 Quality education, SDG 5 Gender equality, SDG 7 Affordability and clean energy, SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth, SDG 12 Responsible production and consumption and SDG 17 Alliances to achieve the goals.

“It is not possible to imagine a more sustainable world without a healthy life. Aligned with what SDG 3 calls for, we have internal and external actions to promote comprehensive well-being at all ages and contribute to the 11 goals set to achieve a healthier world.”

Sylvia Banda, Head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility.

Other initiatives of DIFARE group companies:

Vita Sanus, the first medicine bank in Ecuador

Promoted by Grupo DIFARE and free medicines Banco de Alimentos Diakonia, people with little access are created for a continuous supply of these products. After seven years, it has established itself as a healthcare chain with positive effects. It has great social and economic value for the people and foundations it benefits from.

The program has benefited more than 125,000 people, including children, pregnant women and the elderly, with the help of more than 50 foundations, and reaches the provinces of Guayas, Santa Elena, Manabí, Pichincha, El Oro, Azuay and Tungurahua.

From the organization Global Compact Ecuador, Vita Sanus was recognized as a good practice and impact in the community contributing to SDG 3.

Grupo DIFARE is part of some organizations focused on social responsibility work, including:

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