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What does sustainability mean to us?
Since its inception, Unión para la Infraestructura has built and developed rigorous processes for analyzing its investments, taking into account:
- The incorporation of environmental, social and corporate governance elements as key factors in the performance and evaluation of the projects in which it participates.
- The generation of a relevant footprint in the region’s sustainable growth, mitigating environmental impact, reducing inequality gaps and promoting the application of ethical principles in all businesses.
We firmly believe that projects that consider and prioritize the correct management of environmental, social and corporate governance issues guarantee a successful execution and a better return on investment.
Currently, project sustainability allows for a deeper, persistent positive impact on communities and ecosystems over time, thus avoiding situations that could worsen living conditions or deteriorate the conditions achieved through infrastructure construction.
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What impact have we had?
February 15, 2021
Neiva - Girardot Highway Project
Learn what community leaders in the municipality of Saldaña think about the positive impact of the Neiva – Girardot highway project.
“In our case, those of us who live in the countryside have seen an improvement in heavy cargo transportation because now the road is faster and safer.” Leonardo Cely – Community Leader
June 22, 2020
Pacífico 3 Concession
During the month of June 2020, the concessionaire donated a soccer field to the inhabitants of the Calle Larga sector, located in the municipality of Risaralda, Caldas. As part of its social responsibility, it built a space for recreation, sports and leisure for children, young people and adults in the department.
December 6, 2020
Ruta del Cacao Project
Learn about the comments of the Mayor of San Vicente de Chucurí on the educational infrastructure restoration process carried out in the municipality.
“This venue is designed to serve and provide educational services to approximately 70 students, allowing us to promote one of the goals of the San Vicente Development Plan.” Óscar Rodríguez – Mayor of San Vicente de Chucurí.
November 27, 2020
Pacífico 3 Concession
During the month of November 2020, the Juan Bautista Betancourt educational institution in the village of El Playón, municipality of Riosucio, Caldas, was delivered, revealing a significant improvement in the living conditions of the community thanks to the construction of the El Palo bridge.
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Project Sustainable Investment Guidelines
Discover the guidelines that positively impact the value of investments and relate to several of the region's SDGs.Download file
Environmental and Social Sustainability Standards
Learn about the International Finance Corporation's Sustainability Framework, which expresses its strategic commitment to sustainable development.Download file
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How do we implement our strategies?
Social and environmental guidelines
In the financial sector there are several references to policies and guidelines on environmental, social and governance sustainability, such as those published by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Environmental and Social Management System
We have an Environmental and Social Management System that defines the processes from the initial project analysis to the total payment of the loans granted, providing tools to identify and manage social and environmental risks, under the principle of avoid, mitigate and compensate.
Thanks to this system, we have fulfilled Unión para la Infraestructura’s commitment to ensure that projects take the necessary measures to assess and ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, as well as international regulations.
This also allows us to understand the importance of climate change, biodiversity and human rights and, to the extent possible, to avoid negative effects on ecosystems, communities and the climate affected by the implementation of our projects.