Agro San Antonio

¿What whe do about our community?

As a company we try to generate a positive impact in the environment, people, economy and education, especially in the area were we develop thus creating a reciprocal relationship

Some of the main competitive advantages of sustainably manage the business, are:

Improving financial performance
Reduce operating cost
Decreasing risks
Improved brand image and reputation


Benefits and development for our workers. Starting at home



Our team, besides being very competent in technical terms, has emotional ties to this land because their parents and their families have worked for decades on it.


This experience is greatly valued by Agro San Antonio and we seek to strengthen it through different initiatives and labor benefits, because we are convinced that a happy and motivated worker greatly improves his productivity and deepens his/her commitment to our company.


1.- Remuneration: In our company we have an ethical minimum equivalent to $ 560,000 gross, which is
complemented by an incentive system associated with meeting goals.


2.- Dental agreement: In 2021 a dental agreement was signed with the Integral Health Center of Pichidegua,
taking charge of one of the team’s most recurrent wellness requests.


3.- Schooling bonus: Implemented in 2016, this economic benefit seeks to reward the academic excellence of the children or grandchildren of our workers who have an annual average grade equal to or greater than 6.5. From 2016 to date, 24 students have been benefited with this benefit.


4.- Marriage bonus: Implemented in 2019, this incentive benefits any worker who gets married and consists of
financing the wedding night.


5.- Birth voucher: Implemented in 2019, this economic benefit seeks to celebrate and recognize the birth of the children of our employees.


6.-San Antonio Library: After 5 years of life and more than 250 copies collected from various authors and
literary genres, Agro San Antonio decided to donate its library to the Municipality of Pichidegua, so that more people have the opportunity to enjoy culture and knowledge through books. The delivery took place in November 2021 and was attended by the Mayor of Pichidegua, Marcos Fuentes.


7.- Birthday Day: Implemented in 2017, this benefit seeks to recognize and celebrate the birthday of each member of the team, both in the monthly meeting, where all our workers participate, and in their workplace, where direct management gives them recognition to the celebrated. In addition, from this year, the honoree is given the free afternoon, so that he can also share with his family and friends.


8.-Institutional Uniform: For years we have had institutional work clothing for all our workers that meets all occupational health and safety standards. In 2019, Dry Fresh technology was included, which reduces the sensation of heat and perspiration from field work.


9.- Institutions: Agro San Antonio:  Is a member of the Los Andes Compensation Fund and the Mutual de


10.- The best product in our house: Since 2019, each family of our workers has been given a gift in June with an export box with our best oranges. 


11.- Recognition of work seniority: Starting in 2021, the seniority of workers at Agro San Antonio began to be recognized.


12.- Christmas gift: This benefit, implemented in 2020, is for the children of our workers under 18 years of age.


13.- Incentive system: For years we have had an annual incentive system that includes all the company’s workers and that addresses different interests, those that go beyond the mere production of fruit.


Next, we present the goals set for the 2021 period:


  1. Overcome a set of performance variables associated with production, productivity and quality of the fruit.
  2. Achieve the Global Gap Certification again.
  3. Comply with the expense budget.
  4. For managers, variables associated with the Workplace Climate were included and expressed through the Climate Survey.
  5. In the 2020-2021 period, all the objectives defined by the administration were met and all personnel received their respective incentives, a total amount that exceeded USD 93,000.

Our commitment is also with our ​​influence area.

Agro San Antonio feels a deep affection and commitment to the community that shelters us and as a result of the above we are constantly making efforts to contribute to the development of the commune, taking care of its people, its environment, education and progress.


Below we detail the initiatives and actions of corporate social responsibility that we have implemented since the beginning of our fruit production:



1.- From Pichidegua to the world: The first thing was to tell our final customers in markets like the United States that we are part of Pichidegua. We achieve that by placing our image in the boxes of oranges that go to the main international markets where we export our fruit.


2.- Our workforce is local: Agro San Antonio gives permanent work to 25 people who live and are part of the community of Pichidegua. 



3.- For the harvest season, which occurs between the months of June and July, we employ approximately 500 people. Most of them belong to the town of Pichidegua and more than 50% are women.


This labor source is very important for the community since it occurs in the winter season, a time when job opportunities are scarcer in the area. All these people are hired in compliance with all labor standards.


4.- We are intensive in the use of local suppliers: Our policy as a company is to use and promote, as far as possible, suppliers from the commune or the province of Cachapoal. An example of the above is that in 2019 all the harvesting machinery was hired from the local businessman Mr. Víctor Palominos.


5.- We express our reciprocity publicly to Pichidegua: Since 2017 we have placed in one of the most important streets of the commune, a road sign that says “In Pichidegua the best oranges in the world are produced”.


We do this to highlight the importance of being based in this town, which has the climate, land and people conducive to produce the best oranges.


6.- We promote local education: Since 2009 we have maintained an alliance with the Peumo Agricultural School (commune near Pichidegua) that consists of admitting students in practice for different job functions and at different periods of the year.



7.- We support the elderly: From our beginnings we help the Pichidegua Nursing Home, delivering contributions of our fruit, thus contributing to maintaining a nutritious and healthy diet.


8.- We are contributors in our area ​​influence area: We are based in the commune of Pichidegua and pay our territorial taxes in the commune.


9.- We support the development of local sport: Since 2016 Agro San Antonio is a member and sponsor of the Cóndor Sports Club. This with the objective of supporting the healthy and recreational sport of the commune. Part of our support has resulted in the improvement of the stadium infrastructure and associated activities.



About San Antonio

AGRO SAN ANTONIO is born as a family project lead by Osvaldo Antonio Barrientos Valenzuela, more than 20 years ago in the town of Pichidegua, sixth region, of Chile.

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