Grupo Argos Foundation

At Grupo Argos Foundation we work resolutely with the purpose of harmonizing the relationship of human beings with nature to contribute to water security and the development of territories through education, culture and volunteer actions.

In order to promote their voluntary actions of corporate citizenship, the companies of Grupo Empresarial Argos integrated the assets, human talent, experience and management capacities of their businesses to promote Fundación Grupo Argos as one of the vehicles of corporate social responsibility most powerful in Colombia.

Our work focuses are aimed at supporting the accomplishment of five Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

Our work fronts

1. Conservation of water resources

We work to contribute to water security in the territories, our strategy starts from the protection of water from the mountains to the sea. We focused our intervention on the Río Claro and Río Cartama basins in Antioquia, Río Saldaña in Tolima and the Canal del Dique in Sucre, achieving the conservation of 3,910 hectares.


How do we do it?

Huella Viva Río Claro basin

We contribute to the sustainable development and quality of life of the communities of the Río Claro basin, through actions of conservation, restoration and sustainable production. The area of ​​influence of this project is between the municipalities of Sonsón, San Francisco, Puerto Triunfo and San Luis in Antioquia, achieving the conservation of 1,239 hectares.


Río Saldaña, a basin of life

We work for the protection and restoration of the Río Saldaña basin that supplies approximately 46% of the inhabitants of Tolima through conservation and sustainable production strategies, strengthening community capacities to promote the use of alternative solutions for access to water, sanitation and sustainable use of water resources. At this time, we have achieved the conservation of 2,671 hectares.


Alliance for the protection of the Cartama River

We contribute to the design, implementation and promotion of actions of conservation, restoration and ecological regeneration under the integral management of water basins, contributing to the improvement of plant covers and ecosystem connectivity in the province of Cartama.


Mangrove restoration

We protect and restore mangrove ecosystems, recognizing their importance for the conservation of biodiversity, the capture of blue carbon and the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Canal del Dique in Sucre. At this time, more than 28 hectares of mangrove have been restored.

 

Conservamos la Vida

We protect the habitat of the Andean bear, considered the guardian of water, working to avoid conflict between the bear and peasant communities, developing actions to take care of their environment through the conservation of the forest area, ecological restoration, the development of projects sustainable production and environmental education processes. To date, thanks to the program, more than 2,500 hectares have been protected through which the bear now roams for freedom. 


Verde Vivo

We lead an environmental education process to create awareness around issues such as: the protection of water resources, good environmental practices and health. Currently, we have 54,393 students benefited throughout the country.


2. Territorial Transformation

The positive transformation of the territories contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of the communities where we are present, adding wills around education, culture and corporate volunteering.

How do we do it?

Scholarships for Regional Development

We believe in the power of education as the engine of social transformation with this program we offer access to higher education for young people to more than 174 students, strengthening their leadership skills and sense of belonging to their territories.

 

Conecta Volunteering

We promote the sense of transcendence and solidarity through the mobilization of collaborators in  transformative, sustainable and high impact projects. We contribute to the construction of a more empathic and supportive society.

 

San Ignacio District

We support art, culture and heritage in Medellín. This project seeks to strengthen art and heritage in the area of ​​the city center to reinforce cultural expressions and continue to build a new way of sharing and inhabiting public space.

 

Learn about our management report here

Cabo Manglares, in the department of Nariño (Colombia), is one of the protected reserves within the framework of the Alliance for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Territory and Culture.

Cabo Manglares, in the department of Nariño (Colombia), is one of the protected reserves within the framework of the Alliance for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Territory and Culture.

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The spectacled bear is unique in South America and in the project Conserve Life we have already signed more than 25 conservation agreements to protect a territory through which you can move safely

The spectacled bear is unique in South America and in the project Conserve Life we have already signed more than 25 conservation agreements to protect a territory through which you can move safely

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The puma is another of the mammals whose habitat we are looking to protect by the agreements reached with the farmers in the Huella Viva project that we developed in Colombia.

The puma is another of the mammals whose habitat we are looking to protect by the agreements reached with the farmers in the Huella Viva project that we developed in Colombia.

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The work with the communities is essential for the conservation of the Canal de Dique in Cartagena (Colombia).

The work with the communities is essential for the conservation of the Canal de Dique in Cartagena (Colombia).

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In our biodiversity corridors in Sucre and Bolívar (Colombia) hundreds of animal species have found a place to live safely.

In our biodiversity corridors in Sucre and Bolívar (Colombia) hundreds of animal species have found a place to live safely.

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In Barú (Colombia) we develop a conservation project of more than 500 hectares to protect the tropical dry forest.

In Barú (Colombia) we develop a conservation project of more than 500 hectares to protect the tropical dry forest.

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 Traducir del: inglés 185/5000 Cuenca Verde is an alliance in which Grupo Argos participates, which seeks to protect the La Fe and Rio Grande II basins, which supply the Aburrá Valley (Colombia) with water resources.

Traducir del: inglés 185/5000 Cuenca Verde is an alliance in which Grupo Argos participates, which seeks to protect the La Fe and Rio Grande II basins, which supply the Aburrá Valley (Colombia) with water resources.

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 Reverde C is a program that seeks to protect the watersheds of Valle del Cauca, through the planting of millions of native trees.

Reverde C is a program that seeks to protect the watersheds of Valle del Cauca, through the planting of millions of native trees.

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