As part of its global Sustainable Development strategy (see the Annual reports), Guala Closures Group has launched a new, wide-scale, three-year reforestation project in Colombia, where the Group has a production plant.
It’s an “ad hoc” project, funded by Guala Closures Group, which seeks to offset a part of its CO2 emissions, through a programme that will also generate social and economic benefits for the local communities (see the video).
Between 2015 and 2017, over 100,000 trees will be planted, which will enable more than 15,000 tonnes of CO2 eq. to be offset.
The first 10,000 trees will be planted in 2015, in the heart of the Amazon, involving over 150 local indigenous people from the communities of San Martin de Amacayacu (70 km north of the city of Leticia) and San Josè del Rio (15 km away).
The project is being implemented and coordinated by the NGO Up2Green Reforestation and audited by the certification company Ecocert Environnement, with which Guala Closures Group has already worked on projects in 2012 and 2013.