As a follow up to the recent meeting of the CGF’s Latin America Board, which was attended by the First Lady of Colombia Maria Juliana Ruiz Sandoval, the CGF welcomed the First Lady to their office in Paris on 29th June to discuss how the industry can deliver concrete actions on health and positively impact the people of Latin America.
O-I is opening a new recycling hub for cullet suppliers in Barranquilla, Colombia. A cullet hub is a material collection center where we buy cullet from suppliers in the local area, in this case, the Atlantic Coast, which is more than 550 miles from O-I’s plant. The opening of the facility, located on Columbia’s northern coast, is part of our strategic plan to keep more glass in the manufacturing stream and out of landfills.
CGF Member Jerónimo Martins Launches Wellbeing Programme Across Ara Stores, Tackling Malnutrition in Colombia
BOGOTÁ, Colombia, September 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has joined Colombia’s Grand Alliance for Nutrition – a First Lady and Presidential Council for Children led initiative that seeks to mobilise public and private sector actors, civil society, NGOs, international corporations, and academia to tackle malnutrition issues for the most vulnerable.
The Fishing with Mobile Nets program uses advanced wireless technologies, digital content and a virtual community platform to promote the economic and social development of traditional fishermen, women and youth in 13 vulnerable fishing villages in Colombia. Fishing with Mobile Nets provides participants with 3G or 4G LTE connected tablets and smartphones, as well as customized applications and training to support mobile education, improved business practices and the development of new economic activities.
Sustainability reporting is spreading in the region, according to new research
February 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Research into corporate transparency practices in Hispanic American capital markets has set a benchmark for the prevalence of sustainability reporting in the region. The GRI study involved all 762 listed companies in five countries – Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – and found that 37.5% produce a report.
Partnerships lead to transparency for small and medium-sized enterprises
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) form the majority of businesses globally, and as such play a crucial role in creating a more sustainable economy, environment and society. And as we approach Small Business Saturday (28 November), it is highly relevant to reflect on their contribution and importance.
With backing from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), GRI has over a number of years been supporting SMEs around the world in their sustainability journey.
A case study on Energía para la Paz, a shared value initiative of Grupo Energía Bogotá
After Colombia's historic 2016 peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group, people in rural areas heavily affected by the conflict began dreaming about a different future. However, decades of violence had left hundreds of landmines, thousands of deaths, and millions of people displaced, in addition to high levels of poverty and a weakened social fabric.
In a traditional linear economy, we make goods, use them and dispose them. In a circular economy, by contrast, the end of a product’s life can be an opportunity for new value creation. But for the circular economy to work, materials must be in the right place at the right time.
As companies continue setting ambitious goals to advance circular strategies, they look to partners like UPS to help make reverse logistics seamless — whether reclaiming products for their “next life,” helping consumers recycle goods or packaging and collecting items for refurbishment for future use.