San Diego, S.A. is a leader in sugar and energy production based in Guatemala and with more than 130 years of operation.
It has a milling capacity of 2.5 million tons of sugar cane, producing more than 250 thousand tons of sugar per year for the local market and export around the world. It has the capacity to produce 148 MW of electricity for the regional market. San Diego also acts in the real estate market.
The San Diego Family has more than 5,000 employees who, with a firm commitment to quality, continuous improvement of processes and optimization of resources, strive daily to achieve higher levels of productivity, contributing to the overall growth of the company and of Guatemala.
San Diego S.A., a global company, is headquartered in Guatemala City and has operations in the departments of Escuintla, Santa Rosa and Jutiapa. With a constant evolution, in 1987 it acquires Ingenio Trinidad, in Masagua Escuintla, strategically locating its industrial headquarters only 35 kilometers from Expogranel, the sugar boarding terminal in Puerto Quetzal.
Our mission is to satisfy our customers and consumers with products and services that comply with national and international quality standards and regulations. We achieve this with special attention to our collaborators creating an environment of personal and professional development and growth, ensuring a sustainable business for the benefit of our shareholders, collaborators and communities where we operate.
In San Diego we generate a better standard of living for all members of the Organization, their families and communities, confirming our commitment to work for a better country.
Produce high quality sugar, applying and complying with standards and national and international regulations.
Reach higher levels of productivity and efficacy, optimizing available resources trough continuous improvement of our management system.
On June 25th 2003 the beginning of this Project was marked, with a training conference to learn about the standard and quality systems. As part of the implementation an activity schedule was made and we counted with the advice of the company Evolución Asesores Gerenciales.
On June 29th 2005 we received the certificates that witness we comply with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2000 standard.
Since we started the process in June 2003 to date, we have seen the improvement in each one of our processes. But we are aware that this certification is not the endpoint because as part of the cycle check with the compliance of the system, annual audits are carried out as a follow up from the certifier auditor. Every 3 years re-certification audits are performed, for our system the certificates were renewed on April 30th 2008.
The support provided by the High Management is vital for any Certification process and San Diego was not the exception as we had their support, participation and accompanying; as well as the support from chiefs of areas, supervisors and all of the workers. Our goal is not only being the first certified Sugar Mill in Guatemala but satisfy every day the needs of our clients and promote continuous improvement.