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Grupo Empresarial Argos has COP 3.4 trillion in sustainable financing and aims to replace 20% of its consolidated debt with this type of mechanism

29 de June de 2022
  • Sustainable financing represents an alternative to promote the company's strategy while reaffirming the commitment to the management of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues as a lever of competitive value.
  • These types of operations include green bonds, credits with social certification and credits indexed to sustainability indicators, where the interest rate could decrease if indicators such as the increase in the participation of women in leadership positions and the reduction in of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • In the next eight years, Grupo Empresarial Argos could achieve reductions of more than COP 25 billion in interest payments on its consolidated debt using sustainable financing mechanisms, among other benefits for its shareholders and other stakeholders.
  • The total sustainable debt includes the refinancing of Pacífico 2 for COP 840 billion carried out in the second quarter of this year with local banks, which included a social certification endorsed by Vigeo, the world's leading organization that is responsible for investigating data and ESG benchmarks.


To date, Grupo Argos and its businesses Cementos Argos and Celsia, have COP 3.4 trillion in sustainable debt, which includes both green bonds, loans with social certification and loans tied to sustainability indicators with local and international entities, which modify the debt conditions in such a way that its interest rate decreases if sustainability indicators are met, such as the increase in the participation of women in leadership positions, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, among others.

Currently, this type of financing represents 16% of the consolidated debt. In the medium term, the company expects to reach a 20% participation in sustainable financing within the consolidated debt of Grupo Argos.

These types of transactions reaffirm the leadership of the Corporate Group in adopting financing schemes that allow it to continue strengthening its strategy, while promoting its commitment to the management of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues as a lever of value. competitive.

In the next eight years, Grupo Empresarial Argos could achieve reductions of more than COP 25 billion in interest payments on its consolidated debt using sustainable financing mechanisms, among other benefits for its shareholders and other stakeholders.