We are partners of development because we respect the rights of all people, as evidenced by the actions we carry out around these issues.
GRI (103-1) Being profitable, sustainable and having a long-term projection for our operations is part of our contribution to the Corporate Strategy. At Celsia, we work with communities and other social actors in the territories where we are present and we join as key allies in their development. In this way, we consolidate relationships of mutual benefit, convinced that this is a transparent manner to generate value and guarantee the viability of assets and new projects.
GRI (103-2) We materialize Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy through our Social Policy, which is implemented and led by the Socio-Environmental Management Team and the Foundation Team. This policy contains the principles of relationship for social management and is based on three pillars: respect, transparency and building trust. From this, we positively impact and communicate to the communities in the area of influence of our assets and new projects, intervening in four strategic lines:
Taking our Social Policy as a guide, at Celsia we design, implement, accompany and evaluate actions that contribute to the development of the neighboring communities of our power plants and new Company projects.
To ensure that these actions have a high impact, generate value and are consistent with the Corporate Strategy, we focus on four strategic lines of social investment. Thus, Social Policy is the tool par excellence to guide our work in terms of social investment and corporate citizenship; it describes the guidelines that guide the decisions we make and the actions we prioritize, as well as the explicit declaration of implementing these actions, having the communities as allies in generating shared and inclusive value.
These are our short-, medium- and long-term challenges:
Enciende Program: A Celsia Colombia Foundation program that aims to contribute to the creation of more conducive, healthy and safe teaching environments for learning by making improvements or adjustments in the schools located in its areas of influence, in aspects such as electrical networks, kitchens, bathrooms, dining rooms, rooves, green areas, the installation of drinking-water filters and the beautification of walls or façades with paint.
Geographic-Information System (GIS): A set of specific components that allows end users to efficiently create queries, integrate, analyze and represent any type of referenced geographic information associated with a territory.
ReverdeC: Celsia’s voluntary program that seeks to contribute to the restoration of the hydrological basins in the Departments of Valle del Cauca, Antioquia and Tolima, Colombia, through the planting of 1,000,000 native trees annually for 10 years.
Works for Taxes: A mechanism of the Colombian Government in which companies can pay up to 50% of their income tax through the execution of projects that contribute to the development of communities.