The Grupo Argos's foundation was born in the framework of The Grupo Argos’s Mega policy, its Sustainability Policy and its commitment to the environment. The creation of the Foundation responds to our national and the world environmental challenges such as climate change, deforestation and the pollution of water sources.
Nowadays in Colombia, even though it is the second most bio-diverse country, we face situations putting this biodiversity at risk, just like the 483 municipalities with very high, high, and medium risk factors where water resources are vulnerable. Those situations affect around twelve (12) million people. At the same time, the population growth and its migration to urban areas puts pressure on the utilities supply, for instance, on the drinking water systems, etc. Besides, the deforestation rate in our country is 330,000 Ha per year.
To mitigate those problems, the Foundation develops projects and actions intended to contribute to their solution, betting on the objectives of Sustainable Development proposed by the United Nations to be implemented at and by the countries.