Grupo Argos recognized for its efforts to contribute to the reforestation of Colombia9 November 2022
- The Bóscares, is an initiative led by Fundación Reforestamos de México, in alliance with WWF Colombia and Climate Action, which highlights the best practices and business initiatives in the care of forests in the country.
- In this edition, Grupo Argos was recognized in the category of reforestation and forest restoration and climate change among 177 companies in the country.
- With this recognition, Grupo Argos confirms itself as the private organization that has contributed the most to the reforestation and conservation of strategic ecosystems in Colombia with more than 13.8 million trees planted voluntarily and 430,000 mangrove seedlings.
- Thanks to the efforts made by Grupo Argos, its businesses and its Foundation, to date it has been possible to restore 6,500 hectares of forest and 50 hectares of mangroves.
As part of its commitment to contribute to the restoration of strategic ecosystems in the country, in the last seven years Grupo Argos has voluntarily planted 13.8 million native trees and 430,000 mangrove seedlings in six departments of the country. This result was recognized today in the second edition of the Bóscares Colombia Awards, which highlights the best practices and business initiatives in the care of forests in the country.
This figure was possible thanks to the coordinated efforts of the Grupo Argos businesses, including Celsia’s ReverdeC project, which has led reforestation in Valle del Cauca and Tolima, and the Grupo Argos Foundation’ Sembrando Futuro program, a voluntary compensation program that has led restoration initiatives in Andean forest, tropical dry forest and mangrove ecosystems in the departments of Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Sucre, Tolima and Valle del Cauca.
“We proudly receive this recognition that reaffirms our commitment to contribute to the restoration of forests and align ourselves with the country’s climate change goals while generating social well-being and promoting the sustainable development of the territories. We will continue working hand in hand with the communities and allies with the goal of reaching 25 million trees”.
Senior Director of Sustainability Grupo Argos
According to the Ministry of the Environment, Grupo Argos is the private organization that has contributed the most to the reforestation and conservation of strategic ecosystems in the country. The company also promotes the development and opportunities for the communities, generating more than 7,200 jobs and involving local suppliers in the planting processes.
About The Bóscares
The Bóscares are an initiative created in 2018 by the Reforestamos México organization to identify and publicly recognize the best practices and business initiatives in forest care, in addition to motivating and inspiring other companies to take action for the sustainability of forests and be more proactive in communicating their results and experiences to promote transparency and collaboration with other stakeholders. This initiative has recognized companies in Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.
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