from restoration, conservation and sustainable production processes.
At Grupo Argos Foundation we work with the purpose of harmonizing the relationship between human beings and nature.
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.
from restoration, conservation and sustainable production processes.
for the protection of basins and biological corridors.
participated in volunteer activities.
from the business alliance for the Employment of Women and Young People.
with native species for volunteer work.
Our work focuses are aimed at supporting the fulfillment of five Sustainable Development Goals.
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Water resource conservation
1. Sembrando futuro
2. Huella Viva – Río Claro
3. Río Saldaña, una cuenca de vida
4. Alianza Cartama Sostenible
5. Conservamos la vida
6. Acceso al agua segura
7. Verde Vivo
8. Becas para el Desarrollo Regional
9. Voluntariado Conecta
10. Alianza Empresarial por el Empleo
11. Emprender Mujer
12. Hogares Saludables
13. Programa Puentes
14. Distrito San Ignacio
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.
We develop ecological restoration processes with the planting of native species of trees in different ecosystems of the country that present deterioration due to human actions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are committed to the territories where we have a presence, we carry out a dedicated and careful management that allows us to benefit the collective interest and contribute to the solution of the problems that we share as a society.
To do this, we join wills around education, culture and corporate volunteering and contribute to create employment opportunities and promote economic growth.
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.
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.
We lead processes to contribute to the generation and strengthening of employment and strategies to promote sustainable social development in rural and urban communities.
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.
This campaign emerged during the pandemic to contribute to different causes such as food security for the most vulnerable families, support for primary education for boys and girls, and higher education for young people.
A few years ago, we began the transformation process towards a nature-based solutions company through strategies that allow us to develop voluntary and mandatory compensation projects and provide ecosystem services to the businesses of Grupo Empresarial Argos.
We lead the implementation of the Grupo Argos Foundation’s Sembrando Futuro project, whose goal is to reach 10 million trees planted voluntarily in the next five years, and we support Celsia’s reforestation initiatives through its ReverdeC program.
Likewise, we deploy initiatives to promote green businesses among the communities and contribute to the strengthening of community nurseries as the main ally in the planting processes.
The support of the Grupo Argos Foundation has allowed us to go from 107 to 153 intensive care units and we hope to grow another 30 more units. We are sure that we will not be inferior to this great challenge that we have to meet for Medellin and all of Colombia. Thank you for allowing us to continue fulfilling our mission to serve and protect life.Mauricio Tamayo CEO San Vicente Fundación.
I am very grateful to everyone on the project, because not only have they changed my way of thinking, but they are also teaching me to work on what I have worked on all my life, but as it should be and for the benefit of what we have in our region, so it's very rewarding for me.Jhoan Bravo Finca El Consuelo, Valle del Cauca.
San Ignacio is similar to other latitudes in the world where all the groups are one, where all the groups are family, where all the groups have the same vein that fills them and positions them in a brotherhood, and where the people find no just a guild with active and lively people, also a place in the city where you will throb, live, learn and respect art.Wilson Zapata Executive Director, Elemental Teather, Medellín.
A la Fundación le quiero expresar mi mayor gratitud por lo incondicionales que han sido en estos pasos tan importantes para mi vida, creo que no me cansaré de darles las gracias por el apoyo. El mayor compromiso que tengo es siempre llevar a todos lados los valores que nos han inculcado y esforzarme cada día más para hacer grandes aportes a mi pueblo, comunidad y país. No me canso de decir mil y mil gracias por contribuir a cumplir mis sueños.Daniel Porras Serna Laws Student, Medellín’s University.
Gracias a Huella Viva ahora puedo comenzar a hacer lo que yo he querido con mi predio, a cumplir un sueño mientras trabajo por cuidar el bosque, ojalá sean más como yo que puedan salir adelante con ayuda del proyecto.Iluminada Ospina Huella Viva Project’s Beneficiary.
We are very happy with the delivery of the water filter because it will give us many health benefits, receiving the filter at home is as exciting as when we brought the refrigerator or stove, it will bring us a lot of well-being.Isidro Pinzón Vereda San Marcos, Roncesvalle.
The mangrove is life, it is wealth. That is why we have to take care of it, because we eat the fish that are raised in it, from there we get everything, it protects us from the tide, it is a source of life. For these and more reasons we must restore it.Alejandro Quintero Community Leader Bocacerrada.
The students feel motivated to participate in these environmental meetings of the Green Live Program and have become aware of the importance of preserving, conserving and caring for natural resources as an important element that is part of the environmental component.Edgar Ospina Teacher, IE San Pablo Headquarters, Támesis Municipality.
If you have any questions about the processes that we carry out at Grupo Argos Foundation, you can contact us through the form.