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MercaSID was founded in April 1999, dedicated to providing consumers with the best products for the home and family. Leader in producing and distributing oils, edible fats and cereals, brands, and mass consumption in family care, groceries, and beverages.

“Sociedad Industrial Dominicana, C. por A.” (SID) was founded in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on July 1, 1937, by Jesús Armenteros Seisdedos and José María Bonetti Burgos, as a company dedicated to the production of edible vegetable oils.

Through the years, La Manicera, as it was popularly known, expanded the range of products offered to the Dominican consumer, introducing different varieties of oils, margarine, and washing soaps.

On June 1, 1971, it signed a Technical Advisory and Distribution Agreement (Royalty Agreement) with Unilever Export Limited.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certification

 

Since 2015 the company MercaSID, S.A. has had its RSPO (Sustainable Palm Oil) certification in Supply Chain “Mass Balance” (CU RSPO SCC No. 845373).

This certification promotes sustainable palm oil production, traceability, and use for people, the planet, and prosperity through cooperation within the supply chain and open dialogue among its stakeholders. We also maintain a palm oil traceability verification program.

MercaSID's achievements

For the continuous improvement of its processes, MercaSID, S.A. incorporates the following programs in its production and labor activity:

Benefits

In MercaSID, we know that our leading and most valuable resource is our people; that is why we offer essential benefits for their enjoyment and peace of mind, contributing to the stability and permanence of their work.

MercaSID
with its employees

In addition to the professional employee, we value their role in society. Therefore, we develop different programs and activities to seek the integration of all our employees.

News of interest in MercaSID

Grupo SID companies stand out in Cleaner Production awards

MercaSID and Induveca, companies of Grupo SID, were recognized in the Seventh Edition of the National Cleaner Production Award granted by the Ministry of the Environment, aimed at Dominican companies and institutions that implement actions to reduce negative impacts on the environment, increasing competitiveness in the market. Induveca received the “Mention of Cleaner Production” award

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Grupo SID sows more than 7 thousand plants in reforestation day

In its firm commitment to the sustainable development of the country in all its pillars, Grupo SID together with more than 150 volunteers held its XIV reforestation day through its ReforestaSID program, which aims to contribute to the restoration of water-producing areas or micro-watersheds, contribute to the forest cover and the protection of flora and

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MercaSID receives top award at ADOEXPO awards ceremony

Mercasid, a Grupo SID company, was recognized by the Dominican Association of Exporters (Adoexpo) as “Great Dominican Exporter”, the highest award of the XXXVII edition of the Export Excellence Awards 2023. The award ceremony, which exalts companies that carry the seal of national quality around the world and strive to ensure that the country, its

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