TGI invested 14 billion pesos in corporate social responsibility
28 March 2017
- TGI devoted more than 14 billion pesos in sustainability projects in Colombia during the last five years.
- The agreements that stand out are those improing life quality of inhabitants of the company’s operation influence zones.
- 10 Colombian departments will Benefit from this investment.
Bogotá D.C., March 28, 2016. Transportadora de Gas Internacional TGI, Company belonging to Grupo de Energía of Bogota reported a positive balance of 14 billion pesos investment in different social sustainability programs during the last five years.
Investment development programs, environmental management, security and labor health, risk management, climate change management, among others are achievements and executions developed in recent years, which reveal practices focused on creating value with sustainability.
TGI invested in the social front during 2016 more than 1.7 billion pesos. The Development Management Program amounts for 9.5 billion pesos in the last five years, including different social and economic development agreements, that additionally to promote the improvement in life quality, created jobs and inclusion for the communities and families living in their operation influence zones around 10 Colombian departments that include: Boyacá, Santander, Guajira, Antioquia, Casanare, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Meta, Tolima y Huila. These projects have benefited more than 4,000 people.
Regarding Environmental Management, TGI keeps its infrastructure in harmony with the environment aiming to mitigate environmental impacts coming from their operations. That’s why, through environmental trade-offs, the company invested in the last five years 4.3 billion pesos in five departments of their influence zones such as Boyacá, Tolima, Cundinamarca, Meta and Casanare. In those departments stands out reforestation projects with native species, support to the climate change management plan in the Orinoquia, and the management program for preserved species including products such as promotional catalogues, school nursery gardens and environmental education. For 2017, the plan is to continue to contribute through land purchase projects in order to make a passive recovery of strategical environmental areas for conservation and water management (aqueducts and moors) and predial sanitation of protected areas.
At the same time, and as part of their Global Responsibility commitment consistent with the environment, TGI reported 2016 as the best performance year since the company began measuring greenhouse gas emissions in 2013. The reported emissions for 2016 was of 107,673 tons of CO2 equivalent (TCO2e) compared with the 184,744 TCO2e reported in 2015, which accounts for 42% reduction.
Other issues that stand out and that aim to complement the company’s achievements in sustainability, are related with accomplishments in security and labor health. In 2016, TGI improved the 65% severity index compared with 2015, which reached 6.62% and was the best performance since 2011.
In the same way, regarding security they continue to maintain 0 fatalities, both in TGI’s direct personnel and contractors, apart from developing more than 500 hours in specialized training in operation critical activities.
TGI, as part of Bogota’s Energia group company, understands sustainability as a dynamic and continuous progress process that requires the involvement of related parties and its different interest groups, in order to identify and give priority to their expectations and needs, create constructive and trustworthy relationships, commit on going beyond legal compliance, and consequently contribute to sustainable development.
“When in TGI we talk about sustainability, we’re referring not only to persistance in time, achieving excellence with our operation regarding the environment, security, quality, trustworthiness, but also to financial strength and an innovative team, in which being part of initiatives related to social responsibility as the United Nations Global Compact, has all the support of the Corporate Government, because it’s without doubt, a way to show what do we need to adjust in our work, having reference points, watching and learning from others,” said Julián Garcia, president of Transportadora de Gas TGI S.A. ESP.
About TGI S.A. ESP
The Transportadora de Gas Internacional S.A. ESP –TGI-, company belonging to the Grupo de Energía de Bogotá, is the biggest gas transportation company in Colombia with approximately 4,000 kilometers of gas pipelines, operating and servicing the longest gas pipeline network of Colombia, and also giving natural gas transportation service throughout the country.
TGI creates and promotes solutions for midstream activities of the hydrocarbons industry to large consumers, producers and energy markets developers, connecting sources with centers of consumption through long term relationshops and capital intensive businesses.
About Grupo Energía Bogotá
El Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB), led by Empresa Energía de Bogotá, is a joint-stock company listed in the Colombia Stock Exchange, the main purpose of which is to generate, transmit, distribute and trade energy, gas and combustible liquids in any form.
Today, Grupo Energía de Bogotá is the major electrical energy and natural gas multilatina across the region, with presence in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala and Brazil. It acts as a “strategic connector”, focused on three Business Groups:
-Urban Energy Solutions, looking to develop and operate the required infrastructure to meet the electrical energy and natural gas demand in large cities;
-Interconnection for Market Development, a business responsible for connecting energy generation sources to consumption mega-centers and large users; and
-Low Emission Generation, looking for new renewable energy opportunities in countries in the energy matrix transition to this sustainable, low emission generation source.
To read the complete TGI’s Sustainable Management report click here
Luis Miguel Gómez Henao
External Communications Adviser