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On Volunteer Day, Grupo Argos Foundation celebrates the participation of over 1,800 collaborators from Grupo Empresarial Argos in 61 volunteering sessions during 2023

5 December 2023
  • The corporate volunteering of Grupo Argos Foundation is a powerful instrument for territorial transformation and allows the involvement of collaborators from Grupo Argos, Cementos Argos, Celsia, Odinsa, and Summa in high-impact environmental and social sessions.
  • So far in 2023, the corporate volunteering of the organization has achieved the participation of more than 1,800 collaborators and companions during this year in 61 sessions focused on improving community infrastructure, knowledge transfer to children, youth, and entrepreneurs, environmental conservation, among others.
  • During the year, Grupo Argos Foundation also held a massive volunteering session in six countries of America, which achieved the participation of more than 800 volunteers.
  • By 2030, Grupo Argos Foundation has set the goal of reaching 48,000 hours invested by its collaborators in volunteering sessions.

As part of its commitment to lead processes of territorial transformation in the regions of the country, Grupo Argos Foundation has defined corporate volunteering as a mechanism to achieve the involvement of the collaborators of Grupo Empresarial Argos in high-impact and sustainable sessions that seek to generate social well-being and work hand in hand with the communities to develop projects that last over time and contribute to solving the needs of the territories.

In total, during 2023, volunteers have contributed more than 16,500 hours of their time in various sessions focused on improving community infrastructure, conservation of strategic ecosystems, protection of endangered species, beach cleaning for sea protection, among others. Likewise, the Foundation leads 10 programs and projects that seek to transfer knowledge to children, youth, and entrepreneurs and that allow the articulation of the talent of Grupo Empresarial Argos with the needs of the communities in topics such as strategic planning, strengthening rural capacities, diversity, and inclusion.

“At Grupo Argos Foundation, we are convinced of the importance of aligning wills and efforts around a common purpose and we believe in the need to foster spaces and sessions in which the collaborators of Grupo Empresarial Argos can transcend and find participation alternatives with sessions that promote collective well-being.”

María Camila Villegas, Executive Director of Grupo Argos Foundation.

To date, the corporate volunteering of the Foundation has managed to lead transformative projects in 14 departments of the country, positioning itself as a benchmark among private organizations and coordinating mass reach initiatives with partners such as Fundación ANDI, Agenda del Mar, Fundación Sura, Parque Explora, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, ProAntioquia, and Manizales Más. Through this cooperation, Fundación Grupo Argos has co-led projects that have benefited more than 23,800 people.