The Argos Business Group joins the Unidos por el Planeta Alliance with the planting of 1,500,000 trees4 June 2021
- This alliance seeks to restore and protect the department’s ecosystems, in addition to promoting a work agenda to position Antioquia as a sustainable region that contributes to mitigating the effects of climate change.
- This union of wills between the private and public sectors also includes the participation of WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as a strategic ally to align the proposed objectives with the global goal of achieving low-carbon development.
- The Argos Business Group will plant 1,500,000 trees, the Antioquia Government another 1,500,000 trees and will work from 2021 to 2023 on five thematic lines: comprehensive solid waste management, active mobility, conservation and recovery of degraded areas, incentives to conservation and resilience against climate change.
As part of the commitment to ecological restoration and the protection of the department’s ecosystems, Grupo Argos and its businesses Cementos Argos, Celsia through its ReverdeC program, Odinsa and Fundación Grupo Argos with its sembrando Futuro program, join the Alliance United for the Planet, led by the Government of Antioquia and WWF Colombia, to respond with concrete actions to the state of climate emergency declared at the end of 2020 in the Department.
This collaboration agreement contemplates the planting of 3 million trees by 2023 between both partners and aims to restore and protect ecosystems, in addition to promoting a work agenda to position Antioquia as a sustainable region that contributes to mitigation of the effects of climate change. Likewise, environmental education actions and collaborative work with the communities will also be developed, through conservation and sustainable production agreements.
“We are proud to announce our link to this project with the planting of 1,500,000 trees that will help us mitigate the impact of deforestation in our department and that join the efforts of Grupo Empresarial Argos and its Foundation that to date it has planted 8 million trees ”.
María Camila Villegas – Operational Director of the Grupo Argos Foundation
“We are pleased that large companies such as Grupo Argos have a great commitment to protecting the planet and that they demonstrate this with concrete actions through the Unidos por el Planeta Alliance, which will allow us to continue working together, joining forces and efforts to face the climate emergency in Antioquia ”.
Carlos Ignacio Uribe – Secretary of Environment and Sustainability of Antioquia
This initiative between the private and public sectors also includes the participation of WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as a strategic ally to align the proposed objectives with the global goal of achieving low-carbon development and adherence to the comprehensive intervention model developed by Fundación Grupo Argos that ensures the recovery of ecosystems altered by human actions in order to reverse their deterioration, the protection of water resources and the restoration of ecological integrity.
Grupo Argos Foundation
The Grupo Argos Foundation and Terraformation sign an alliance to drive an ambitious carbon offset project through the planting of over 2.3 million native tree species in the southwestern region of Antioquia11 September 2023
Terraformation has selected the Grupo Argos Foundation's participatory ecological restoration program, "Sembrando Futuro," from among more than 200 applications in the inaugural cohort of its Forest Carbon Accelerator. This initiative stands as the sole selection in Latin America.
Grupo Argos supported the transaction in which Cementos Argos will combine its operations in the United States with Summit Materials, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.7 September 2023
The transaction was promoted by Grupo Argos in its role as an asset manager and majority shareholder of Cementos Argos, marking a significant milestone in the company's history of growth and value creation since its entry into the U.S. market in 2005.
The National University of Colombia and the Grupo Empresarial Argos launch the third cohort of the Sustainability Chair for more than 10,000 undergraduate students in Colombia.6 September 2023
Creamos Valor Social
Over 450 social and community leaders from Medellín, along with students, entrepreneurs, and volunteers from the Argos Group, connected with their life purpose through the "Creamos Valor Social" program.6 September 2023
The event "A Life with Purpose and Gratitude" was led by Nicolás Mejía, an entrepreneur in the automotive sector, a member of various boards of directors, teacher, and speaker from Medellín. He shared with attendees easily applicable tools to connect with their life purpose and achieve success both personally and professionally.