Consorcio Azucarero Central (CAC) is a Company dedicated to the cultivation and production of sugar cane, the largest industry in the south region, including three provinces from the region: Barahona, Bahoruco and Independencia.
The company aims to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the region, in a responsible and sustainable manner, producing sugar with high quality standards.
The Ingenio Barahona is recognized as the most efficient sugar cane production per hectare in the Dominican Republic. Currently it has 8,800 hectares of cultivation of which the company works 8,400 and uses 400 as seedbeds. Around 650,000 tons of sugarcane are produced on these lands.
CAC’s greatest asset is its human capital. It is the largest employer in the southern region of Dominican Republic, with a workforce of 3,800 direct employees. Their employees receive all the benefits that are included in the Labor code of the Dominican Republic. They not only have benefits to their health, education and well-being, but also to their professional and technical training, scholarships and literacy programs.
CAC has been awarded in various occasions by national and international entities. The Dominican Association of Exporters (ADOEXPO) recognized it as the sugar company of the year. The International Labor Organization recognized CAC’s social work, as the first company in the southern region to eradicate child labor. Likewise, it was also recognized for its good practice in managing labor migration.
Additionally, the Dirección de Migración (Migration Directorate) valued the company as the first in the industry in compliance with the General Migration Law and its regulations, regarding the migratory regularization of all its Haitian employees who work in cane cutting.
Through its social branch, la Fundación Central Barahona, we work together with non-profit organizations, government entities, municipalities, community, and religious associations to improve the quality of life and promote the development of the towns near the company.
In the same way, we are allies of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to fulfill all the requirements of the environmental law.
At the Consorcio Azucarero Central (CAC) we are committed to our people, our communities, and our values.
At the Consorcio Azucarero Central, we have distinguished ourselves for being a company attached to ethical values and principles. To ensure that these principles are transmitted with integrity and that all people that have a relationship with our company may know them and consult them we have continually published an ethics code, where we establish in writing the guidelines that must guide the actions of all the collaborators, executives and directors of the organization.
Produce the best sugar in the market, with international standards, entrenched in the quality of our lands and invaluable human talent.
Sustainably produce the sugar that the Dominican people prefer.
At CAC we are:
We firmly believe in our staff as the engine that drives the organization. We bet on its constant growth and development in a multicultural environment.
We understand that multiculturalism enriches our organization and opens the doors to foreign talent.
We comply with the standards established by the International Labor Organization (OIT) and adhere to its Conventions, so we offer dignified and equitable treatment to our collaborators.
In a similar manner, we are committed to respecting the rights of children, therefore, we promote that children should study and when they are of age, work.
The company has labor policies that offer opportunities of growth for our employees. We have programs oriented towards education and training of our collaborators in areas related to their job or their future technical, professional, or human development.
You can contact us through our contact form or by sending your CV to email@example.com.
It is a program aimed at young people from the Southern Region, aged between 18 and 22 years old, which encourages technical training, through practice and theory in collaboration with INFOTEP.
The Apprentices Program has a first promotion with 14 young graduates in different areas.
In compliance with our commitment of sustainability, we developed the Intern Engineers program, which encourages putting into practice the knowledge they acquired during their graduation period.
It is directed at young graduates of various universities in the careers of industrial, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering, from any part of the country.
The Intern Engineers Program has a first promotion of 12 graduated engineers.
In 2018, the Central Sugar Consortium (CAC) launched its Caña Linda brand, in its 1 pound family presentation, as well as in the now traditional 125 pound bags. This launch is the result of the company’s effort to bring sugar from our fields to the table of each Dominican family with the hygiene, quality and price it deserves.
Caña Linda is made from cane juice, planted in our cane fields, a solid product, crystallized, amber in color and totally soluble in water. It is used as a natural sweetener, in pastry shops, bakeries, in industrial processes and in the homes of Dominicans who prefer it.
Our product is distributed through a strategic commercial partner in all parts of the country, so you can find it in grocery stores, warehouses, and supermarkets.