POMA Colombia paves the way
Latin America took a significant lead by introducing a strong societal dimension through ropeways in 2014.
In Colombia, POMA has been supporting several associations and organisations in the city of Medellin for the past six years, with a view to collaborating with the inhabitants and the neighbourhoods where the “Metrocable” is operating.
POMA Colombia joined the United Nations Global Compact
The year 2020 marked the concrete fulfilment of this endeavour when the subsidiary joined the United Nations Global Compact through a commitment to four Sustainable Development Goals:
What is the Global Compact?
The Global Compact is a United Nations initiative, launched in 2000 by Kofi Annan, aimed at encouraging companies around the world to adopt a socially responsible attitude by striving to integrate and promote several principles relating to human rights, international labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.
The UN Global Compact is based on 10 fundamental principles and calls upon organisations to work on 17 SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN Global Compact is neither a standard nor a certification, but a framework for voluntary engagement. It is one of the “references” available to enable companies to advance and formalise their Sustainable Development approach.
- SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. It promotes the development of training and employment opportunities for new generations, accompanied by upskilling for “sustainable” jobs.
- SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable: to provide all people with employment opportunities, access to basic services, energy, housing, transport, green public spaces and others, while improving the use of resources and reducing their environmental impacts.
- SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
- SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development: promotes effective partnerships between governments, the private sector and the civil society, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global, regional, national and local level. These partnerships must be inclusive, built on common principles and values, and place people and the planet at the heart of their concern.
Sustainable development goals
receives Fenalco certification
Fenalco certifies corporate social responsibility.
Sustainable development does not focus solely on environmental actions but also carries a social dimension. Throughout the year, POMA Colombia participates in numerous social, cultural and environmental actions in neighbourhoods located near ropeway transport facilities, and also supports local projects initiated by environmental organisations, social and cultural associations.