INITIATIVES AND COMMITMENTS

At Argos we are committed to the global agenda and to achieve these objectives we know we must work as a team with our stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, associations, among others.

 

That is why we join the global initiatives and we are part of important commitments that position us as a strategic ally in the construction of the world that we all want.

SDG

Sue Allchurch, Chief of Outreach and Engagement, United Nations Global Compact said: “As we reach the 10-year countdown to attaining the SDGs, it’s crucial that organisations are not only setting ambitious sustainability targets, but aligning their targets with the SDGs and integrating them into their core business strategies. The cement and concrete industry provides an opportunity for transformative change, and as the sector progresses towards its carbon neutral target it will also bring positive impacts across many of the SDGs.”

” En Argos estamos comprometidos con los ODS 2030 y su propósito universal de no dejar a nadie atrás, proteger el medioambiente y promover alternativas que ayuden a que todas las personas cuenten con las oportunidades suficientes para tener una vida digna y en paz. Por esto y basados en nuestra capacidad para contribuir de manera directa a los diferentes retos globales que cada uno de los objetivos representan, nuestra estrategia de sostenibilidad y la gestión de los diferentes temas materiales de la compañía están alineados con los siguientes 4 “

Prioritized SDGS

SDG 8

Decent work and economic growth

SDG 9

Industry, innovation and infraestracture

SDG 11

Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 13

Climate action

  • Efficiency and productivity
  • Adapting to market dynamics
  • Talent management
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Atmospheric emissions
  • Supplier Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Human rights

SDG 8 y 13
Goal 8,4 y 13,2

Reduce the heat consumption by 10% with respect to 2013
consumption levels

Reduce electricity consumption by 15% with respect to 2013 consumption levels

 

Reach an 33% substitution rate in heat consumption from the use of alternative fuels

 

Heat consumption

 

 


[302-1] Electricity consumption

 

 

[A-EN1] % replacement of heat consumption from the use of alternative fuels

SDG 8
Goal 8,2 y 8,4

Reach a 15% of alternative raw materials in cement operations


Reach 18% of alternative raw materials in concrete operations.

[A-EC2] % Alternative raw materials in our cement operations



[A-EC3] % alternative raw materials in our concrete operations

SDG 8 y 13
Goal 8,4 y 13,2

Goal

KPI

Reduce the heat consumption by 10% with respect to 2013
consumption levels

Heat consumption

Reduce electricity consumption by 15% with respect to 2013 consumption levels

[302-1] Electricity consumption

Reach an 33% substitution rate in heat consumption from the use of alternative fuels

[A-EN1] % replacement of heat consumption from the use of alternative fuels

SDG 8
Goal 8,2 y 8,4

Goal

KPI

Reach a 15% of alternative raw materials in cement operations

[A-EC2] % Alternative raw materials in our cement operations

Reach 18% of alternative raw materials in concrete operations.

[A-EC3] % alternative raw materials in our concrete operations

SDG 9
Goal 9 y 9,5

Obtain revenues of USD $ 800 million for our products with
sustainability properties (PSP)

[A-CS1] Total of revenues from PSP

SDG 9
Goal 9 y 9,5

Goal

KPI

Obtain revenues of USD $ 800 million for our products with
sustainability properties (PSP)

[A-CS1] Total of revenues from PSP

SDG 8
Goal 8,5 y 8,6

Generating opportunities for internal mobility and between Group companies for at least 10% of its employees


Maintain key talent retention above average and Reach a 40% success rate in succession planning


Maintain at least 96% coverage of the Performance Management assessment throughout the cycle


Increase the proportion of women in leadership positions from 29% to 35%


50% of executive and managerial level employees will be of non-Colombian origin

[A-TM1] % of employees that have opportunities of internal mobility across the companies of the Argos Business Groups

 

[A-TM5] Succession success rate

Coverage of the Performance Management evaluation

[A-TM2] % of women in leadership positions

[A-TM-3] % of executives and managerial level fromcountries outside of Colombia.

SDG 8
Goal 8,5 y 8,6

Goal

KPI

Generating opportunities for internal mobility and between Group companies for at least 10% of its employees

[A-TM1] % of employees that have opportunities of internal mobility across the companies of the Argos Business Groups.

Maintain key talent retention above average and Reach a 40% success rate in succession planning

[A-TM5] Succession success rate

Maintain at least 96% coverage of the Performance Management assessment throughout the cycle

Coverage of the Performance Management evaluation

Increase the proportion of women in leadership positions from 29% to 35%

[A-TM2] % of women in leadership positions

50% of executive and managerial level employees will be of non-Colombian origin

[A-TM-3] % of executives and managerial level from countries outside of Colombia.

SDG 13
Goal 13,2

523 kg CO2/ton of cementing material.

[A-EC1] Specific emissions of CO2

SDG 13
Goal 13,2

Goal

KPI

523 kg CO2/ton of cementing material.

[A-EC1] Specific emissions of CO2

SDG 11
Goal 11,4

85% of the quarries located in areas of high biodiversity value will have Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP)


Rehabilitate 90% of areas released in active and in inactive quarries

[A-BI1] % quarries located in HCVA with BMP.

[A-BI2] % active and inactive quarries rehabilitated

SDG 8
Goal 8,4

Reduce the specific water consumption in cement.

 

Reduce the specific water consumption in concrete.

 

Reduce the specific water consumption in aggregates.

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in cement

 

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in concrete

 

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in aggregates

SDG 11
Goal 11,4

Meta

Indicador

85% of the quarries located in areas of high biodiversity value will have Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP)

[A-BI1] % quarries located in HCVA with BMP

Rehabilitate 90% of areas released in active and in inactive quarries

[A-BI2] % active and inactive quarries rehabilitated

SDG 8
Goal 8,4

Reduce the specific water consumption in cement.

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in cement

Reduce the specific water consumption in concrete.

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in concrete

Reduce the specific water consumption in aggregates.

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in aggregates

SDG 8
Goal 8,8

Reduce total injuries by 10% compared to 2019

90% of our employees who carry out high-risk tasks (HRT) will develop the necessary skills to execute them safely.

Reduce the frequency index

Number of injuries per million man hours worked


% Employees who execute HRT with developed competencies




[A-SI1] Frequency index

SDG 8
Goal 8,8

Goal

KPI

Reduce total injuries by 10% compared to 2019.

Number of injuries per million man hours worked

90% of our employees who carry out high-risk tasks (HRT) will develop the necessary skills to execute them safely.

% Employees who execute HRT with developed competencies

Reduce the frequency index

[A-SI1] Frequency index

SDG 8
Goal 8,8

Reduce total injuries by 10% compared to 2019

90% of our employees who carry out high-risk tasks (HRT) will develop the necessary skills to execute them safely.

Reduce the frequency index

Number of injuries per million man hours worked


% Employees who execute HRT with developed competencies




[A-SI1] Frequency index

SDG 8
Goal 8,8

Goal

KPI

Reduce total injuries by 10% compared to 2019.

Number of injuries per million man hours worked

90% of our employees who carry out high-risk tasks (HRT) will develop the necessary skills to execute them safely.

% Employees who execute HRT with developed competencies

Reduce the frequency index

[A-SI1] Frequency index

SDG 8
Goal 8,3

Migrate from local hiring manuals to a corporate manual.

Implement a technology platform for managing the hiring, negotiation and performance evaluation processes for
the USA Region

Achieve savings of over $12 million dollars in negotiation processes

To publish a specific web page for suppliers

Obtain import substitution for a value of USD 1 million.

Carry out performance evaluations at 85% from our critical suppliers.

Close gaps for 50% of critical suppliers evaluated in the 2019 Sustainability Index

Manuals implementation Status


Platform implementation Status





Savings achieved




Status of the supplier website



Import substitution value


Critical providers evaluated


# critical suppliers that have closed their gaps.

SDG 8
Goal 8,3

Goal

KPI

Migrate from local hiring manuals to a corporate manual

Manuals implementation Status

Implement a technology platform for managing the hiring, negotiation and performance evaluation processes for
the USA Region

Platform implementation Status

Achieve savings of over $12 million dollars in negotiation processes

Savings achieved

To publish a specific web page for suppliers

Status of the supplier website

Obtain import substitution for a value of USD 1 million.

Import substitution value

Carry out performance evaluations at 85% from our critical suppliers.

Critical providers evaluated

Close gaps for 50% of critical suppliers evaluated in the 2019 Sustainability Index

# critical suppliers that have closed their gaps.

SDG 9 y 11
Goals 9,1 y 11,2

Have 100% of Argos prioritized operations with Local Engagement Plans (LEP).

Achieve 100% risk management and community interactions in prioritized operations.

Develop solutions that consolidates a business opportunity and/or responds to a society need.

Increase the development of corporate volunteering activities by 10% in relation to the initiatives carried out in 2019.

Apply the Socioeconomic Footprint Index
to at least six operations

[A-COM4] % of prioritized operations with LEP


[A-COM5] % of prioritized operations with risk management and community interactions


[A-COM6] Nº of innovative solutions

 

 


# of corporate volunteering activities

 

 



# of sites where the Socioeconomic Footprint Index is applied

SDG 9 y 11
Goals 9,1 y 11,2

Meta

Indicador

Have 100% of Argos prioritized operations with Local Engagement Plans (LEP).

[A-COM4] % of prioritized operations with LEP

Achieve 100% risk management and community interactions in prioritized operations.

[A-COM5] % of prioritized operations with risk management and community interactions

Develop solutions that consolidates a business opportunity and/or responds to a society need.

[A-COM6] Nº of innovative solutions

Increase the development of corporate volunteering activities by 10% in relation to the initiatives carried out in 2019.

# of corporate volunteering activities

Apply the Socioeconomic Footprint Index
to at least six operations

# of sites where the Socioeconomic Footprint Index is applied

Implement a new supplier-focused human rights risk management tool.

Status of the tool implementation

Goal

KPI

Implement a new supplier-focused human rights risk management tool

Status of the tool implementation.

  • Efficiency and productivity
  • Adapting to market dynamics
  • Talent management
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Atmospheric emissions
  • Supplier Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Human rights

SDG 8 y 13
Goal 8,4 y 13,2

Reduce the heat consumption by 10% with respect to 2013
consumption levels

Reduce electricity consumption by 15% with respect to 2013 consumption levels

 

Reach an 33% substitution rate in heat consumption from the use of alternative fuels

 

Heat consumption

 

 


[302-1] Electricity consumption

 

 

[A-EN1] % replacement of heat consumption from the use of alternative fuels

SDG 8
Goal 8,2 y 8,4

Reach a 15% of alternative raw materials in cement operations


Reach 18% of alternative raw materials in concrete operations.

[A-EC2] % Alternative raw materials in our cement operations



[A-EC3] % alternative raw materials in our concrete operations

SDG 8 y 13
Goal 8,4 y 13,2

Goal

KPI

Reduce the heat consumption by 10% with respect to 2013
consumption levels

Heat consumption

Reduce electricity consumption by 15% with respect to 2013 consumption levels

[302-1] Electricity consumption

Reach an 33% substitution rate in heat consumption from the use of alternative fuels

[A-EN1] % replacement of heat consumption from the use of alternative fuels

SDG 8
Goal 8,2 y 8,4

Goal

KPI

Reach a 15% of alternative raw materials in cement operations

[A-EC2] % Alternative raw materials in our cement operations

Reach 18% of alternative raw materials in concrete operations.

[A-EC3] % alternative raw materials in our concrete operations

SDG 9
Goal 9 y 9,5

Obtain revenues of USD $ 800 million for our products with
sustainability properties (PSP)

[A-CS1] Total of revenues from PSP

SDG 9
Goal 9 y 9,5

Goal

KPI

Obtain revenues of USD $ 800 million for our products with
sustainability properties (PSP)

[A-CS1] Total of revenues from PSP

SDG 8
Goal 8,5 y 8,6

Generating opportunities for internal mobility and between Group companies for at least 10% of its employees


Maintain key talent retention above average and Reach a 40% success rate in succession planning


Maintain at least 96% coverage of the Performance Management assessment throughout the cycle


Increase the proportion of women in leadership positions from 29% to 35%


50% of executive and managerial level employees will be of non-Colombian origin

[A-TM1] % of employees that have opportunities of internal mobility across the companies of the Argos Business Groups

 

[A-TM5] Succession success rate

Coverage of the Performance Management evaluation

[A-TM2] % of women in leadership positions

[A-TM-3] % of executives and managerial level fromcountries outside of Colombia.

SDG 8
Goal 8,5 y 8,6

Goal

KPI

Generating opportunities for internal mobility and between Group companies for at least 10% of its employees

[A-TM1] % of employees that have opportunities of internal mobility across the companies of the Argos Business Groups.

Maintain key talent retention above average and Reach a 40% success rate in succession planning

[A-TM5] Succession success rate

Maintain at least 96% coverage of the Performance Management assessment throughout the cycle

Coverage of the Performance Management evaluation

Increase the proportion of women in leadership positions from 29% to 35%

[A-TM2] % of women in leadership positions

50% of executive and managerial level employees will be of non-Colombian origin

[A-TM-3] % of executives and managerial level from countries outside of Colombia.

SDG 13
Goal 13,2

523 kg CO2/ton of cementing material.

[A-EC1] Specific emissions of CO2

SDG 13
Goal 13,2

Goal

KPI

523 kg CO2/ton of cementing material.

[A-EC1] Specific emissions of CO2

SDG 11
Goal 11,4

85% of the quarries located in areas of high biodiversity value will have Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP)


Rehabilitate 90% of areas released in active and in inactive quarries

[A-BI1] % quarries located in HCVA with BMP.

[A-BI2] % active and inactive quarries rehabilitated

SDG 8
Goal 8,4

Reduce the specific water consumption in cement.

 

Reduce the specific water consumption in concrete.

 

Reduce the specific water consumption in aggregates.

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in cement

 

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in concrete

 

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in aggregates

SDG 11
Goal 11,4

Meta

Indicador

85% of the quarries located in areas of high biodiversity value will have Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP)

[A-BI1] % quarries located in HCVA with BMP

Rehabilitate 90% of areas released in active and in inactive quarries

[A-BI2] % active and inactive quarries rehabilitated

SDG 8
Goal 8,4

Reduce the specific water consumption in cement.

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in cement

Reduce the specific water consumption in concrete.

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in concrete

Reduce the specific water consumption in aggregates.

[A-A1] Specific water consumption in aggregates

SDG 8
Goal 8,8

Reduce total injuries by 10% compared to 2019

90% of our employees who carry out high-risk tasks (HRT) will develop the necessary skills to execute them safely.

Reduce the frequency index

Number of injuries per million man hours worked


% Employees who execute HRT with developed competencies




[A-SI1] Frequency index

SDG 8
Goal 8,8

Goal

KPI

Reduce total injuries by 10% compared to 2019.

Number of injuries per million man hours worked

90% of our employees who carry out high-risk tasks (HRT) will develop the necessary skills to execute them safely.

% Employees who execute HRT with developed competencies

Reduce the frequency index

[A-SI1] Frequency index

SDG 13
Goal 13,2

523 kg CO2/ton of cementing material.

[A-EC1] Specific emissions of CO2

SDG 13
Goal 13,2

Goal

KPI

523 kg CO2/ton of cementing material.

[A-EC1] Specific emissions of CO2

SDG 8
Goal 8,3

Migrate from local hiring manuals to a corporate manual.

Implement a technology platform for managing the hiring, negotiation and performance evaluation processes for
the USA Region

Achieve savings of over $12 million dollars in negotiation processes

To publish a specific web page for suppliers

Obtain import substitution for a value of USD 1 million.

Carry out performance evaluations at 85% from our critical suppliers.

Close gaps for 50% of critical suppliers evaluated in the 2019 Sustainability Index

Manuals implementation Status


Platform implementation Status





Savings achieved




Status of the supplier website



Import substitution value


Critical providers evaluated


# critical suppliers that have closed their gaps.

SDG 8
Goal 8,3

Goal

KPI

Migrate from local hiring manuals to a corporate manual

Manuals implementation Status

Implement a technology platform for managing the hiring, negotiation and performance evaluation processes for
the USA Region

Platform implementation Status

Achieve savings of over $12 million dollars in negotiation processes

Savings achieved

To publish a specific web page for suppliers

Status of the supplier website

Obtain import substitution for a value of USD 1 million.

Import substitution value

Carry out performance evaluations at 85% from our critical suppliers.

Critical providers evaluated

Close gaps for 50% of critical suppliers evaluated in the 2019 Sustainability Index

# critical suppliers that have closed their gaps.

SDG 9 y 11
Goals 9,1 y 11,2

Have 100% of Argos prioritized operations with Local Engagement Plans (LEP).

Achieve 100% risk management and community interactions in prioritized operations.

Develop solutions that consolidates a business opportunity and/or responds to a society need.

Increase the development of corporate volunteering activities by 10% in relation to the initiatives carried out in 2019.

Apply the Socioeconomic Footprint Index
to at least six operations

[A-COM4] % of prioritized operations with LEP


[A-COM5] % of prioritized operations with risk management and community interactions


[A-COM6] Nº of innovative solutions

 

 


# of corporate volunteering activities

 

 



# of sites where the Socioeconomic Footprint Index is applied

SDG 9 y 11
Goals 9,1 y 11,2

Meta

Indicador

Have 100% of Argos prioritized operations with Local Engagement Plans (LEP).

[A-COM4] % of prioritized operations with LEP

Achieve 100% risk management and community interactions in prioritized operations.

[A-COM5] % of prioritized operations with risk management and community interactions

Develop solutions that consolidates a business opportunity and/or responds to a society need.

[A-COM6] Nº of innovative solutions

Increase the development of corporate volunteering activities by 10% in relation to the initiatives carried out in 2019.

# of corporate volunteering activities

Apply the Socioeconomic Footprint Index
to at least six operations

# of sites where the Socioeconomic Footprint Index is applied

Implement a new supplier-focused human rights risk management tool.

Status of the tool implementation

Goal

KPI

Implement a new supplier-focused human rights risk management tool

Status of the tool implementation.