On the World Day for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions, Grupo Argos reassures its commitment to the planet
2/20/2019 9:33:02 AM
Medellin. On the World Day for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions, Grupo Argos reassures its commitment to preventing, adapting and mitigating the effects of climate change, through the development of different initiatives.
In terms of reducing direct CO2 emissions, the company set a target of 20% reduction in tons of CO2 per million Colombian pesos in revenues, with the base year in 2015.
In regard to the sustainable use of resources and the protection of water and biodiversity, we protect more than 11,000 km2 of land in the Andean bear’s ecosystem. We compensate 100% of our emissions by planting native species and all our subsidiaries measure their water footprint.
Our good practices on environmental, social and economic sustainability are world class references. A reflection of this is that Grupo Argos has been included, for the sixth consecutive year, in the Dow Jones Sustainability Global Index, which evaluates the leading companies in 60 economic sectors. Particularly, on the climate change strategy aspect, and which has qualified us as world leaders in our industry for the last two years.
Some additional information
- Grupo Argos and its subsidiaries, Argos, Celsia and Odinsa, have a system of 42 electric bicycles available to all employees. This system promotes non-motorized and environmentally friendly mobility. By the end of December 2017, we had a total of 3,607 bicycles users in 324 days. The users traveled more than 17 thousand kilometers on electric bicycles, avoiding the emission of more than 2.7 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and saving more than 433 hours of travel time.
- We set a goal of planting 10 million trees by 2025; we have currently planted more than 2.3 million.
- We are working on the conservation of more than 20 hydrographic basins and the protection of more than 2 million hectares, in alliance with agencies such as Parques Naturales Nacionales (National Natural Parks).